[Sponsored] With the first edition of Michelin Guide Singapore hot off the press, the restaurants awarded the country’s first ever Michelin stars will be doing brisk business. Here are some favorites you need to snag a table at. Get clicking.
Alma by Juan Amador [One Star]
Named for the Spanish word for “soul”, Alma by Juan Amador serves Asian-inspired Spanish-European fare like crispy tofu with wild mushroom, black garlic and foie gras emulsion, and Baharat-seasoned Victorian lamb with carrots and grapefruit. You can also opt for Executive Chef Haikal Johari’s multi-sensory Menu Carte Blanche experience. Book now!
Corner House [One Star]
Tucked away in a century-old black and white bungalow in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Corner House is known for its “gastro-botanica” contemporary cuisine created by Chef Jason Tan. Gastro-Botanica dishes have a focus on protein and botanical elements – think Varanger red king crab with cucumber, meloni, yellow pepper and Kristal de Chine caviar, and Japanese A4 Toriyama beef with horseradish, macadamia, black radish, shallots and soy caramel. Book now!
Crystal Jade Golden Palace [One Star]
A beloved spot for classy family dinners and client-impressing rendezvous, Crystal Jade Golden Palace is one of Singapore’s top Chinese dining experiences. Highlight dishes here include baked baby lobster with dried halibut in superior broth, stewed beef cheek with eggplant in black vinegar sauce and signature roasted suckling pig. Book now!
Forest [One Star]
Led by local celebrity chef Sam Leong, Forest at Resorts World Sentosa’s Equarius Hotel does contemporary Chinese cuisine presented in a Western style. Try their stir-fried Hokkaido king scallop and tiger prawn with homemade dried XO chili, and their boneless Australian beef short ribs which are sous vide for 10 hours with sea salt and black pepper and then pan seared with cumin powder before being served with port wine truffle sauce. Book now!
Ginza Sushi-ichi [One Star]
Meticulously selecting their fish from one of Tsukiji Fish Market’s top suppliers, Ginza Sushi-ichi at the iconic Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel builds exquisite omakase menus around sashimi and nigiri sushi. Their Singapore branch is also home to a sake salon, opened in collaboration with Suigei Shuza brewery from Kochi Prefecture. Book now!
Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro [Two Stars]
Specializing in the flavors of Sichuan, with a touch of Japan along the way, three-generation-old Shisen Hanten is now led by Chef Chen Kentaro, grandson of founder Chen Kenmin. The Mandarin Orchard Singapore restaurant is their first venture outside Japan. Some chef’s recommendations to consider – spicy cold steamed chicken with cashew nuts, stewed fish in super-spicy Sichuan pepper sauce and stir-fried pork with garlic leaves. Book now!
Shoukouwa [Two Stars]
Four months was all it took for Shoukouwa to go from new restaurant to holder of two Michelin stars. A sushi lover’s dream, their dinner omakase menu features around a dozen pieces of sushi crafted with seasonal ingredients flown in fresh from Tsukiji Fish Market each day. With just eight seats at their chef’s preparation table, Shoukouwa promises an intimate dining experience in a tranquil, meditative setting. Book now!
Summer Pavilion [One Star]
The go-to Cantonese restaurant for classy foodies, Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is celebrating its Michelin star with a special menu from Executive Chef Cheung Siu Kong. Some highlights – barbecued Iberico pork with honey sauce, double-boiled sea whelk soup served in a whole coconut and poached rice with diced “Dong Xing” grouper. Book now!
Terra [One Star]
Terra might be less than a year old, but chef-owner Seita Nakahara has a relationship with Singapore that goes back two decades. Having worked his way through kitchens in Tokyo, Tuscany, Sicily and Piedmont since then, Chef Nakahara now presents a unique Tokyo-Italian dining culture at this Tras Street restaurant. Book now!
The Song of India [One Star]
The only Indian restaurant to receive a Michelin star in the first edition of the guide, The Song of India has become an institution since it opened in 2006. Blending the classic and the contemporary, their signatures include lahsoona jhinga (jumbo prawns stuff with spiced crayfish and shrimp in garlic tandoor marinade), star anise-spiced foie gras and nalli gosht (lamb shanks in herbs and Lucknowi jus). Book now!
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