The star selection of the Michelin Guide Singapore 2021 is officially revealed via a virtual event on 1 September 2021. There are 49 Michelin-starred restaurants and hawker stall, of which 12 ‘new’ restaurants have received 1 Michelin star.

In its 5th year in Singapore, the guide took a break in Singapore during 2020 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

It was earlier announced in August that 66 food places in Singapore were awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, with new restaurant names including Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee, Kotuwa, and The Coconut Club.

Of the 49 awarded restaurants, there are 3 restaurants with 3 stars, 5 restaurants with 2 stars, and 41 establishments with 1 star.

For the first time there is a Michelin Guide Young Chef Award, which is awarded to Chef Mark Tai of Cloudstreet.

Zén is promoted to 3 Michelin stars; while JAAN by Kirk Westaway moves up to 2 Michelin stars.

Newly awarded 1 Michelin star restaurants include 28 Wilkie, Art, Basque Kitchen by Aitor (new venue), Cloudstreet, Cure, Esora, Lerouy (new venue), Oshino, Shang Palace, Sommer, Thevar, and Whitegrass (re-entry).

Hawker Chan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle which was previously known as the “cheapest Michelin meal in the world”, is not awarded a Michelin star this year. (Hawker Chan at Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre received a Michelin Plate, which can be a little strange as its branch outlet has the Bib Gourmand.)

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.

3 Michelin stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Les Amis (Shaw Centre) – French
Odette (National Gallery Singapore) – French contemporary
Zén (up from 2 stars last year)

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.

JAAN by Kirk Westaway (Swissotel the Stamford) – French contemporary (up from 1 star)
Saint Pierre (One Fullerton) – 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.

28 Wilkie NEW
Alma (Goodwood Park Hotel) – European contemporary
Basque Kitchen by Aitor (NEW entry due to new venue)
Beni (Mandarin Gallery, Orchard) – French contemporary
Braci (Boat Quay) – Italian contemporary
Buona Terra – Italian contemporary
Burnt Ends (Teck Lim Road) – Barbeque
Candlenut (Dempsey) – Peranakan
Chef Kang’s (25 Mackenzie Road) – Cantonese
Corner House (Botanic Gardens) – Innovative
Cure NEW
CUT (Marina Bay Sands) – Steakhouse
Esora NEW
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
Labyrinth (Esplanade) – Innovative
Lei Garden (CHIJMES) – Cantonese
Lerouy NEW (new venue)
Ma Cuisine (38 Craig Road) – French
Nouri (Amoy Street) – Innovative
Oshino NEW
Putien Restaurant (Kitchener Road) – Fujian
Rhubarb Le Restaurant (Duxton Hill) – French contemporary
Shang Palace NEW
Shinji by Kanesaka (Carlton Hotel) – Sushi
Shinji by Kanesaka (St Regis Hotel) – Sushi
Sommer NEW
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
Table 65
Thevar NEW
Whitegrass NEW

Other Related Entries
Michelin Singapore – Restaurant Reviews
Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2021
10 “Michelin Plate” Hawker Stalls In Singapore
54 Must-Eat Famous Singapore Food, And Where To Find Them
56 Best Hawker Food in Singapore

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