CHEF MANJUNATH MURAL : The First Michelin Star for Indian Cuisine
- 1 Michelin Star chef
- Indian chef based in Singapore
- Asian-Indian Gastronomy
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Chef Mural Scores A Michelin Star for The Song of India With His Team for the Third Year!
Chef Manjunath Mural is proud to lead the team at The Song of India to score a hat trick for the restaurant as they’re awarded a Michelin star for the third consecutive year. As Director of Cuisine at The Song of India, a modern Indian restaurant that features regional flavours across India, he was recognised for his decades of hard work in 2016 when the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in Singapore and again in 2017. This 2018, The Song of India remains the only classic Indian restaurant in the region to have this honour. Says Chef Manjunath Mural, “My team and I have come a long way on this rewardining journey and we have learnt and been through so much. To be awarded the Michelin star thrice in a row is a great recognition of all the hard work we’ve put in and now we will look at introducing new ways that we can share the lesser known gastronomic experiences.”
Earning a Michelin star is just one way of working towards this dream.
The globally renowned Michelin guide has over 100 years of reputation, and is celebrated for its authority in the world of gastronomy. The rating is derived by its pool of inspectors from around the world, who visit restaurants anonymously and rate them according to: quality of the ingredients used, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money, and consistency. This award also fulfils Chef Mural’s lifelong dream and vision to present Indian cuisine at its pinnacle on an international level, where it can be understood, accepted and respected on the same platform as haute French cuisine. He shares, “Indian cuisine has a depth of history, tradition, ingredients and techniques, yet it is still considered ‘niche and often kept to the ‘family – restaurant’ in many parts of the world. I have often asked myself why. My dream is to share my style in presenting Indian cuisine in a way which is relevant to the diners across the world, and haute Indian cuisine will one day be as accepted as haute French dining.
The first Indian Executive chef to score a Michelin star for an Indian restaurant in South-East Asia
As Executive Chef of Song of India, a modern Indian restaurant that features regional flavours across India, he was recognised for his decades of hard work in 2016 when the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in Singapore. In 2017, he once again led his team at The Song of India to garner a Michelin star – still the only Indian restaurant in Southeast Asia to have the honour.
Going forward : Australia!