The Singapore Michelin Guide 2018 is out, with 39 starred restaurants and hawker stalls, though it seems like a less exciting list than previous years.

There are NO 3-starred Michelin restaurants in Singapore this year, and 5 NEW 1-starred recipients include Burnt Ends, Jiang Nan Chun, Ma Cuisine, Nouri, and Sushi Kimura.

This is the 3rd edition of the Michelin Guide in Singapore.

A week earlier, it was announced that 50 food places in Singapore were awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore, with 17 new entries and several hawker stall representations.

For the 2018 Singapore Michelin Guide, notable points are:

– Previous high profile entries, such as the 3-starred Joël Robuchon Restaurant; 2-starred Restaurant Andre, and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon are out of the guide as they have closed in 2018.

– NEW 1-starred restaurants include Burnt Ends, Jiang Nan Chun, Ma Cuisine, Nouri Restaurant, and Sushi Kimura.

– Chef Ivan Brehm who previously clinched a star with The Kitchen at Bacchanalia, ‘regains’ a star with Nouri Restaurant.

– The entry of Ma Cuisine Singapore may be a surprise as it is considered very new (opened early this year) and has always been considered as a wine place and bar, more than a restaurant. The restaurant is reported to be loosely affiliated with the Michelin-recommended establishment of the same name in Beaune, Burgundy.

– OSIA Restaurant did not get its 1-star this year. That means Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) which used to have 4 restaurants in the list at one point in time, have none this year.

When preparing the selection, Michelin inspectors reviewed all types of cuisines and considered only the quality of the food.

All establishments are selected according to the same five criteria used by Michelin inspectors around the world. They are:
1) quality of the ingredients used
2) mastery of cooking techniques and flavors
3) projection of the chef’s personality in his cuisine
4) value for money
5) consistency – both over time and across the entire menu.
Other factors, such as place, décor, service and facilities offered, are supposedly not considered.

2 Michelin stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour
The personality and talent of the chef and their team is evident in the refined, expertly crafted dishes.

Les Amis (Shaw Centre) – French

Odette (National Gallery Singapore) – French contemporary

Shisen Hanten by Chef Kentaro (Mandarin Orchard Singapore) – Chinese

Shoukouwa (One Fullerton) – Sushi

Waku Ghin (Marina Bay Sands) – Japanese contemporary

1 Michelin Star: A very good restaurant in its category
Within their category, these establishments use quality ingredients and serve carefully prepared dishes with distinct flavours.

Alma (Goodwood Park Hotel) – European contemporary

Bacchanalia (HongKong Street) – Innovative

Beni (Mandarin Gallery, Orchard) – French contemporary

Braci (Boat Quay) – Italian contemporary

Burnt Ends (Teck Lim Road) – Barbeque

Candlenut (Dempsey) – Peranakan

Cheek By Jowl (11 Boon Tat Street) – Australian contemporary

Chef Kang’s (25 Mackenzie Road) – Cantonese

Corner House (Botanic Gardens) – Innovative

Crystal Jade Golden Palace (Paragon Orchard) – Chinese

CUT (Marina Bay Sands) – Steakhouse

Garibaldi (36 Purvis Street) – Italian

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles (Crawford Lane) – Street Food

Iggy’s (581 Orchard Road, Hilton Singapore) – European contemporary

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (ION Orchard) – Teochew

JAAN (Swissotel the Stamford) – French contemporary

Jiang-Nan Chun (Four Seasons Hotel) – Cantonese

Labyrinth (Esplanade) – Innovative

Lei Garden (CHIJMES) – Cantonese

Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle (Chinatown Food Complex, Smith Street) – Street Food

Ma Cuisine (38 Craig Road) – French

Meta Restaurant (9 Keong Saik Road) – Innovative

Nouri (Amoy Street) – Innovative

Putien Restaurant (Kitchener Road) – Fujian

Rhubarb Le Restaurant (Duxton Hill) – French contemporary

Saint Pierre (One Fullerton) – French contemporary

Shinji by Kanesaka (Carlton Hotel) – Sushi

Shinji by Kanesaka (St Regis Hotel) – Sushi

Summer Palace (Regent Singapore) – Cantonese

Summer Pavilion (Ritz-Carlton, The Millenia Singapore) – Cantonese

Sushi Ichi (Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel) – Sushi

Sushi Kimura (Palais Renaissance) – Sushi

The Song of India (Scotts Road) – Indian

Whitegrass (CHIJMES) – Australian contemporary

Other Related Entries
Michelin Singapore – Restaurant Reviews
Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2018
Singapore Michelin Guide 2017 – The Results
World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018
9 Best Restaurants In Singapore 2017

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