Last year, we welcomed the much-awaited first edition of Singapore’s Michelin Guide to much pomp and circumstance at Resorts World Sentosa. A total of 29 establishments were awarded stars, including two hawker stalls among the mix of fine dining, celebrity chef and contemporary restaurants, making them the world’s first two Michelin-starred street food stalls.
This year, we welcome a total of 38 restaurants into the Michelin Guide Singapore family, a marginal increase compared to the inaugural edition. It is worth mentioning that Michelin stars are not lifetime achievements, but rather, are accolades to be earned again each year.
On that note, most of the one-Michelin-starred recipients last year made it into the second edition, save for chef Sam Leong’s contemporary Chinese restaurant Forest, and the beautiful spot perched atop Suntec City’s Sky Garden, Terra.
Some notable new additions this year include the relatively young eatery along Boat Quay, Braci (by the same contemporary Italian restaurant group who brought us Aura at National Gallery Singapore), Unlisted Collection’s drool-worthy modern Australian resto Cheek by Jowl and local fine dining institution Iggy’s, which went through a major renovation last year and welcomed hot young new chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive.
All of last year’s two-Michelin-starred recipients returned this year, with one-Michelin-starred Waku Ghin (which also lost its previous year’s top-10 status and dropping to #20 on this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list) joining the pack by gaining an additional star this year.
And once again, the only recipient of the prestigious three-star accolade is, unsurprisingly, Joel Robuchon, which still seems to be a hot favorite among critics worldwide.
For the full list, visit the Michelin website.