Eat Your Way Through The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore

Eat Your Way Through The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore

May your tummies be full and palates be satisfied. Enjoy!

A couple of weeks ago, Singapore reached another milestone. Can you guess what?

Nope, I’m not talking about the country’s first Olympic gold. (Although, that’s a big deal too.) I’m referring to its inaugural Michelin Guide!

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michelin guide singaporeImage credit: Michelin Guide Singapore

Yes, it’s true. The Michelin Guide has finally made it to Singaporean shores! And of course, it was received by much fanfare as Southeast Asia’s “Little Red Dot” is a nation of food-lovers. Many were dying to see which of their favourite establishments were awarded by the French fine dining authority.

michelin guide singaporeImage credit: Michelin Guide Singapore

But you, dear readers, do not have to look any further. I shall do the honours..

Presenting.. The 29 new Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore!

☆☆☆ (three-star)

Joël RobuchonImage credit: Michelin Guide Singapore

☆☆☆ Restaurant Cuisine
Joël Robuchon French Contemporary

☆☆ (two-star)

L'Atelier de Joël RobuchonImage credit: Michelin Guide Singapore

☆☆ Restaurant Cuisine
André Innovative
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon French Contemporary
Les Amis French
Odette French Contemporary
Shisen Hanten Chinese
Shoukouwa Sushi

☆ (one-star)

Shinji (Beach Road)Image credit: Michelin Guide Singapore

☆ Restaurant Cuisine
Alma European Contemporary
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 Soy Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle Street Food
JAAN French 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
Waki Ghin Japanese

If you don’t know what the stars stand for, here’s how the Michelin Guide defines them:

☆☆☆Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

☆☆Excellent cooking, worth a detour

High quality cooking, worth a stop

As you can see, the list is quite diverse! While you have the standard fine dining eateries by international celebrity chefs such as Michelin Hall of Famer, Joël Robuchon — his namesake restaurant was the only one that garnered the highly coveted three-star honour — on the list, the guide also introduced street food.

Image credit: Aapo Haapanen

Yes, that’s right. For the first time ever, two well-loved hawker stalls, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, made it to a Michelin list — to the surprise and delight of many — with one star each. Thus, Singapore has now overtaken Hong Kong as the cheapest Michelin-starred foodie destination in the world!

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But that’s not all. The guide also placed Australian and Peranakan cuisine on everyone’s radar with its recognition of Osia and Candlenut. Pretty soon, everyone will start craving for Nonya cooking!

Aside from the 29 restaurants that got stars, the guide also categorised 34 eateries under Bib Gourmand, which they consider as restaurants with “exceptional good food at moderate prices”, and gave another 137 notable mentions.

I’ve known Singapore to be a “stopover city” and a “shopper’s paradise” for years. But now, I think it’s time to look at the city-state in a whole new light — as a gastronomic destination!

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So what do you think? Is it time head back and rediscover the Lion City — through your tummy? Just be ready to reserve beforehand or wait in line as I’m betting you’re not the only food-obsessed traveller headed to these restaurants to see what all the fuss is about!

About Author

Catherine Mirasol

A trader in the world of corporate finance but also a frustrated writer and photographer, Catherine admits to being a walking contradiction. Although born and raised in the Central Business District of the Philippines, this girl actually prefers searching for adventures in remote destinations than urban jungles. Follow her quest to become a "World Traveller" on The Wandercat.


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