Third edition for Singapore, 2018 Michelin guide is now released
Once again reigniting the passionate debate between gastronomes and local hawker fans, the 2018 Singapore Michelin Star list was announced on Wednesday night, as the third edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore was launched.
No more Three Michelin star
With Joel Robuchon Restaurant – Singapore’s only three Michelin-star restaurant – bidding our island-city adieu last month, there was a huge hole to be filled. But in the end, no establishment claimed the elusive spot.
Five new eateries received their very first one-star accolade, including Chef Ivan Brehm’s Nouri, Chef Tomoo Kimura’s Sushi Kimura, modern Australian Burnt Ends, Four Seasons Hotel’s Jiang-Nan Chun and French gastro-bar Ma Cuisine.
Keeping their coveted star were the two fan favourite Singaporean hawker stalls
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle. They made history back in 2016 when they garnered one Michelin star each, positioning Singapore as the official home of the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal.
Eighteen-year-old Singapore stalwart restaurant Saint Pierre by chef-owner Emmanuel Stroobant, Cheek By Jowl by Sri Lanka-born and Tetsuya-trained Rishi Naleendra, as well as modern Singaporean restaurant Labyrinth by Singaporean chef Han Li Guang and Chef Malcom Lee’s Candlenut, the world’s first Peranakan restaurant with a Michelin star, all retained their coveted star for the second year running.
Osia Steak and Seafood Grill at Resorts World Sentosa was sadly dropped from the one-star list.
There were several vacancies on the list of two-star eateries this year, what with Restaurant Andre and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon both shuttering in February and June this year respectively.
No new two Michelin star either
However, no other restaurant rose to the challenge to join the likes of Les Amis, Odette, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin, resulting in the two Michelin star list remaining unchanged with no new entrants.