The second edition of the Michelin guide Singapore was unveiled on 29 June (Thursday) which awarded stars to 38 restaurants in Singapore this year.
There are 11 new restaurants in the one-star category.
Two restaurants – Forest and Terra Tokyo-Italian awarded Michelin star last year – were bumped off the list this year.
Australian cuisine gets an affirmative nod this year as Cheek by Jowl and Whitegrass join Osia Steak and Seafood Grill on the list of contemporary Australian restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star.
Singapore restaurant stalwarts Saint Pierre, Iggy’s and Garibaldi — all fine-dining outfits that have been around since 2000 — also take pride of place in the one-star category this year.
Both Garibaldi and new entrant Braci, owned by veteran restaurateur Beppe De Vito of the ilLido Group, are also the first two Italian establishments to be awarded a star in the Singapore edition of the Michelin guide.
Local chefs Han Li Guang and Kang Ang Song join fellow Singaporeans Malcolm Leeand Jason Tan in this year’s guide too, as Labyrinth and Chef Kang Kitchen both receive a Michelin star.
Also new in the one-star category this year are Korean-Japanese restaurant Meta, Imperial Treasure Teochew Cuisine and Summer Palace.
International director of the Michelin guides, Michael Ellis said: “These new starred restaurants are like the city, which is a true crossroads of trade and commerce: rich and diverse cooking styles, since over 30 different types of cuisine have been awarded one or more stars, ranging from Peranakan and Australian cuisine to Teochew, French and Italian cuisine.”
The two-star category also sees a new entrant this year, as Waku Ghin by chef Tetsuya Wakuda rises up the ranks. The fine-dining modern Japanese restaurant located in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is an intimate 25-seater that serves a constantly-evolving omakase menu.
Joel Robuchon Restaurant remains the sole recipient of three Michelin stars in the Singapore guide.
“With a total of 38 starred restaurants, including 12 new stars, this second selection confirms the dynamism and the quality of Singapore’s culinary scene. Its vitality is driven by the chefs who, as real entrepreneurs, continue to invest in and develop new establishments, but also by Singaporeans and tourists who are always looking for new culinary experiences,” said Ellis.
Michelin Guide Singapore 2017
Cheek by Jowl
Chef Kang Kitchen
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
The Kitchen at Bacchanalia
The Song of India
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Top image features this year’s one Michelin star award winners. Photo via Michelin Guide Singapore’s Facebook page.