First Michelin stars awarded in Singapore
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Singapore is now home to 29 Michelin-starred restaurants, following the launch of the world famous guide book’s first ever Southeast Asian edition.
The Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 features one three-starred restaurant, six two-starred establishments and 22 restaurants with one Michelin star, including some street food outlets. Michelin said its inaugural Singapore selection reflected “the richness of the gastronomic scene in this Southeast Asian city”.
“Singapore is a real crossroads of trade and commerce, with multiple culinary influences and repertoire that is enjoyed by both locals and visitors,” commented Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides.
“As the city has a worldwide reputation for its street food and a high flying gastronomic scene created by talented young chefs who have emerged over the last few years, here’s where our inspectors have discovered real jewels.”
This only three-starred restaurant in Singapore is Joël Robuchon, the famous chef’s contemporary French restaurant. Michelin remarked; “From the quality of the ingredients – with only the best selected – to the finesse of the cooking, through to the impressive wine list that includes over 1,000 references, the experience offered by the chef Joël Robuchon is quite simple exceptional.”
In fact Joël Robuchon now holds five Michelin stars in Singapore, with his other restaurant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, picking up two stars. Five other establishments were awarded two Michelin stars, including André, by Taiwanese chef André Chiang, two French restaurants, Odette and Les Amis, the Japanese Shoukouwa restaurant and Chinese Shisen Hanten.
And among the 22 Singaporean restaurants to have obtained a single Michelin star were the Peranakan-style Candlenut, Italian Terra, Australian Osia, along with street food outlets including Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.
The Michelin Guide Singapore 2016, which marks the guide’s first ever Southeast Asian edition, is now available in bookstores and from the website, guide.michelin.sg.
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