Which Bangkok street-food stalls would you award Michelin stars to?

After years of speculation, the much-vaulted Michelin Guide finally arrived in Singapore last night, where it awarded stars to a total of 29 establishments. 

Making headlines around the world is the fact that two of them are hawker stalls—food carts that sit in Singapore's designated complexes for open-air, cheap street food.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle at Crawford Lane and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle at Chinatown Complex were each awarded one star.

While Hong Kong's Tim Ho Wan pork bun cafe has long been hailed as the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world, this marks the first time that actual Asian street-food stalls have made it into the guide. 

The two stalls sit alongside other fine-dining restaurants in the one-star category such as Crystal Jade Golden PalaceCorner House and Candlenut, as well as celebrity chef restaurants Forest (Sam Leong), Waku Ghin (Tetsuya Wakuda) and Cut (Wolfgang Puck). 

The only recipient of the prestigious three-star accolade is (unsurprisingly) Joel Robuchon, a hot favorite among critics worldwide. Notable two-star recipients include OdetteLes Amis and Andre

So what does the Michelin guide's arrival in Singapore mean for Bangkok? For one thing, it dispells rumours that Michelin will produce a guide that lumps Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia together. But the inclusion of Singapore's hawker stalls also poses good news for a Thailand guide. 

Critics have argued in the past that there are not enough fine-dining restaurants in Bangkok which deserve a Michelin star. Signs that the Michelin inspectors are broadening their standards of what constitutes Michelin-star-worthy food bodes well then for a city whose food culture is largely based around informal roadside eateries. 

Couple that with the continually rising standard of fine dining in Bangkok, and the potential for a Thailand guide looks like a very real possibility. 

For the full list of Singapore's Michelin-star-winning restaurants, visit the Michelin website.