Last night’s Michelin Guide Singapore award ceremony saw a total of 38 eateries being inducted into its star-studded ranks. Eleven of these were fresh entrants to the prestigious list, and they all received one star each. Apart from the influx of newcomers in this year’s edition, a major highlight of the night was Waku Ghin’s receiving two stars. The audience at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, where the event was held, broke into loud applause and cheers when this was revealed.
Admittedly, yesterday’s ceremony lacked some of the excitement that last year’s inaugural affair had, simply because there were no new hawker stalls added to the Guide. There were also no new entrants to the three-Michelin-starred category, and the announcement that Joël Robuchon Restaurant was the only eatery with that accolade, came all too quickly and without much fanfare. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that next year’s edition will see some new names clinching this highly coveted award.
With the weekend just around the corner, we suggest treating yourself to a sumptuous meal at some of Singapore’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants — before the queues get even longer, and you find yourself stuck on a waiting list for several months. From homegrown fine dining outfit Iggy’s to Mod-Sin spot Labyrinth and hawker stall Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (which dominated headlines last year), here are 10 Michelin-starred restaurants worth visiting.
(Main photo: Restaurant André/ Edmond Ho; Featured photo: Whitegrass)