The Michelin Guide Singapore 2019 has just been announced, and looking back at last year with a total of 39 stars—34 one-star and five two-stars—handed out, will this be the comeback year of the very-missed three-star appellation?
The annual event took place at Capella Sentosa, a venue that’s befitting of the distinction and glamour that is the Michelin Guide. We anticipated Bacchanalia seeing its second star this year, or perhaps Odette finally attaining that third star!
The air was heavy with anticipation, and with all the electricity buzzing in the air, the first star of the evening was awarded—first to those who managed to stay consistent throughout the year—to Alma!
Following that, these are the remaining 27 (for a total of 28) restaurants who deservedly kept their 1-star crowns:
1 MICHELIN Star Restaurants 2019
- Burnt Ends
- Chef Kang’s
- Corner House
- Hawker Chan
- Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
- Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard Road)
- Jiang-Nan Chun
- Lei Garden
- Ma Cuisine
- Putien (Kitchener Road)
- Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
- Shinji (Tanglin Road)
- Summer Palace
- Summer Pavilion
- Sushi Ichi
- Sushi Kimura
- Song Of India
In addition, these are the nine new restaurants who join the esteemed single-star club in Singapore for 2019:
- Basque Kitchen By Aitor
- Buona Terra
- Cheek Bistro
- Restaurant JAG
- Meta (considered new entry as they changed kitchen and location)
- Vianney Massot
There was a brief interlude before the five 2-star victors were announced:
2 MICHELIN Star Restaurants 2019
- Shisen Hanten
- Waku Ghin
- Saint Pierre (promotion from one-star)
- Zén (new entry)
And, finally, for the two much-deserving 3-star champions (yes, this year we have two for the first time in Singapore’s history!):
3 MICHELIN Star Restaurants 2019
- Les Amis
To summarise the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019 soirée, a total of 44 restaurants were bestowed with one Michelin star or more. This is impressive and exciting as this now makes Singapore the country in South East Asia with the most number of Michelin-starred establishments!
I feel immense pride and gratitude for being able to witness these dedicated and masterful chefs attain the recognition for them and their teams, and I cannot wait to see what the next year in our nation’s culinary journey will bring.