Michelin reveals the richness of Singapore's gastronomy

Three stars for the Joël Robuchon restaurant... World’sfirst stars for Street Food

  • 22-Jul-16

       As proof of the high quality of the local and international cuisine in Singapore, the MICHELIN guide awards one restaurant three stars, six restaurants two stars and twenty-two restaurants one star. Among them, Asian street food and Australian cuisine arise starred for the first time ever. Michelin is pleased to announce the first selection of the MICHELIN guide Singapore 2016, which reflects the richness of the gastronomic scene in this South East 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," comments Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN guides (pictured left). "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 first edition picks out a three-star restaurant, Joël Robuchon, where the chef offers refined, contemporary French cuisine in a majestic art deco-inspired dining room. 

"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 1000 references, the experience offered by the chef Joël Robuchonis quite simple exceptional!" exclaims Michael Ellis. "Each plate is executed with masterful panache, such as poached lobster in a spicy bouillon, or the farmer's guinea fowl with roast foie gras and each offers gourmets a palette of flavours and memorable intensity of taste".

Six other establishments obtain two stars in this 2016 edition of the MICHELIN Singapore guide: André, where the French trained, Taiwanese chef André Chiang, offers sophisticated, creative cuisine; L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which offers contemporary French cuisine just like Odette, where fine, elegant creations can be tasted and which was opened only a few months ago by chef Julien Royerand Les Amis, helmed by chef Sébastien Lepinoy.

Two other restaurants in this selection are also distinguished by two stars: Shoukouwa, where the Japanese chef relies on high quality ingredients to produce sushi just as one finds in Tokyo, and Shisen Hanten, the Chinese restaurant of chef Chen Kentaro.

Finally, the MICHELIN guide inspectors distinguished 22 one star restaurants, covering all cooking styles and cuisines. Among them, the Candlenut restaurant, where chef Malcolm Lee offers Peranakan cooking, a cuisine popular in Singapore with origins from the Straits of Malacca, combining influences from both Malay and Chinese cultures.

This selection also sees street food starred for the first time in a MICHELIN guide, with Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.

Another world first for this edition: Australian cooking obtains a star in the MICHELIN guide with the Osia restaurant, where young chef Douglas Tay, under the direction of Scott Webster, offers creative plates made with Australian and Asian products.

Find the full MICHELIN guide Singapore 2016 selection in both print and digital versions from bookstores islandwide, on the site guide.michelin.sg, or through Michelin’s upcoming app for Apple and Android phones.

THE MICHELIN GUIDE SINGAPORE 2016 Starred establishments – The selection

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Our highest award is given for the superlative cooking of chefs at the peak of their profession. The ingredients are exemplary, the cooking is elevated to an art form and their dishes are often destined to become classics.

Joël Robuchon French contemporary

Excellent cooking, worth a detour

The personality and talent of the chef and their team is evident in the refined, expertly crafted dishes.

André                                                                    Innovative

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon                          French contemporary

Les Amis                                                               French

Odette                                                               French contemporary

Shisen Hanten                                                   Chinese

Shoukouwa                                                        Sushi

High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Within their category, these establishments use quality ingredients and serve carefully prepared dishes with distinct flavours.

Alma                                                                      European contemporary

The Kitchen at Bacchanalia                              Innovative

Béni                                                                       French contemporary

Candlenut                                                             Peranakan

Corner House                                                      Innovative

Crystal Jade Golden Palace                              Chinese

Cut                                                                         Steakhouse

Forest                                                                   Chinese contemporary

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle                    Street food

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle Street food

Jaan                                                                       contemporary

Lei Garden                                                            Cantonese

Osia                                                                       Australian contemporary

Putien (Kitchener Road)                                  Fujian

Rhubarb                                                               French

Shinji (Beach Road)                                          Sushi

Shinji (Tanglin Road)                                      Sushi

Summer Pavillion                                             Cantonese

Sushi Ichi                                                            Sushi

Terra                                                                    Italian

The Song of India                                              Indian

Waku Ghin                                                         Japanese                                           

About the MICHELIN guide

The MICHELIN guide selects the best restaurants and hotels in the 28 countries it covers. Providing a showcase of gourmet dining around the world, it highlights the culinary dynamism of a country, as well as new trends and emerging young chefs. Creating value for restaurants through the distinctions that it attributes each year, the MICHELIN guide contributes to the prestige of the local gastronomy, thereby making cities and countries more attractive to tourists. Backed by its rigorous selection method and long-standing knowledge of the hospitality industry, the MICHELIN guide provides customers with unique expertise that enables it to offer them a true quality service. The different selections are available in both print and digital versions. They are accessible via the Web and on a full range of mobile media that offers navigation capabilities adapted to individual usage as well as an on-line booking service. With the MICHELIN guide, the Group continues to support millions of travellers, allowing them to live a unique mobility experience.


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