Singapore's bak chor mee tops world street food list
Singapore's street food has wowed the palates of the judges of the World Street Food Congress this year, with 14 dishes making its list of top 50 dishes from around the world.
At the top of the list is Hill Street Tai Wah Bak Chor Mee which judges described as "the stuff addiction is made of."
They waited 90 minutes to get a taste of the dish at Crawford Lane, so we can probably expect longer queues from now on.
The tasty sambal and black vinegar laced pork noodle also earned a one-star rating from Michelin Guide Singapore last July.
The other local dishes that made the list are:
Chey Sua Fried Carrot Cake
#02-30 Toa Payoh West Market and Food Court, 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Singapore 310127
Master Tang Wanton Mee
Kopitown Coffeeshop, 10E Sixth Avenue, Singapore 276474
An Ji Sang Mee
Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore 050335
Tan's Kueh Tutu
Blk 22B Havelock Road #01-25, Singapore 162022
124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124
Hoy Yong Cze Cha Seafood
352 Clementi Avenue 2, #01-153, Singapore 120352
Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice
Blk 40 Holland Drive Singapore 270040
Hwa Heng Beef Noodle
#01-01 Bendemeer Food Centre, 29 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 330029
Kim's Fried Hokkien Mee
62B Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419510
Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee
#01-69 Newton Circus Food Centre, 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Singapore 229495
Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodle
531A, Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Food Centre, #01-58, Singapore 051531
Nasi Ambeng Dapur Ummi
430 Upper Changi Road East Village #01-65, Bedok, Singapore 487048
Ah Lim Oyster Omelet
166 Jalan Besar #01-32 Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
The panel of experts comprised commentators, writers, food celebrities, and professionals who judged based on ingredient sourcing, food preparation, basic hygiene, adaptability, consistency, confidence, and quality and flavour of the food.
While judging, they also factored in their ability to inspire and create jobs, reputation, as well as opportunities for the local population.