Hawker stalls among world’s best with one-star rating in first Singapore Michelin Guide

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    What the stars meant in the Michelin guide

    The first Singapore Michelin Guide has awarded 2 hawker stalls with a one-star rating. You can now expect even longer queues at these 2 ‘prestigious’ stalls.

    The stalls are Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, one of the most famous Bak Chor Mee stall located in Crawford Lane and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle at Chinatown Food Complex. The latter serves one of the most value-for-money (maybe cheapest) soy sauce chicken in Singapore. An entire bird costs only $14!

    A total of 22 food establishments received the one-star rating from the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide and they are:

    One-star Michelin establishments, Singapore

    1. Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel
    2. The Kitchen at Bacchanalia, HongKong Street
    3. Beni, Mandarin Gallery
    4. Candlenut, New Bridge Road
    5. Corner House, Botanic Gardens
    6. Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Paragon Shopping Centre
    7. CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Marina Bay Sands
    8. Forest, Resorts World Sentosa
    9. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
    10. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
    11. JAAN, Swissotel The Stamford
    12. Lei Garden, Chijmes
    13. Osia, Resorts World Sentosa
    14. Putien, Kitchener Road
    15. Rhubarb Le Restaurant, Duxton Hill
    16. Shinji by Kanesaka, Raffles Hotel
    17. Shinji by Kanesaka, The St Regis Singapore
    18. Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia
    19. Sushi Ichi, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
    20. Terra Tokyo-Italian, Tras Street
    21. The Song Of India, Scotts Road
    22. Waku Ghin, Marina Bay Sands

    On top of that, 6 restaurants made the cut for a two-star rating:

    Two-star Michelin establishments, Singapore

    1. Restaurant Andre, Bukit Pasoh Road
    2. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Resorts World Sentosa
    3. Les Amis, Shaw Centre, Scotts Road
    4. Odette, National Gallery Singapore
    5. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore
    6. Shoukouwa, One Fullerton

    Three-star Michelin establishments, Singapore

    1. Joel Robuchon, Resorts World Sentosa (the only restaurant in Singapore to receive the honour)

    “The Asia, United States and Europe inspectors have had hundreds of meals to choose for our guide. Our inspectors were thrilled that Singapore’s food scene was one of the most dynamic in the world. It is truly a gastronomic capital.” said Mr Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides.

    For those unfamiliar with the guide, the Michelin Guide is published by French company Michelin (yes, the company that sells tyres) and now rates over 40,000 establishments in over 24 territories across three continents. A one Michelin star means that the establishment is ‘a very good restaurant in its category’, two Michelin stars are for restaurants with ‘excellent cooking, worth a detour’ and the elusive three Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants that serves ‘exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey’.