Another year has passed, and the much-anticipated announcement of The Michelin-starred restaurants for MICHELIN Guide Singapore for 2018 has finally arrived! For those emotionally invested (just like us), we share the excitement with the crews of the establishments who must feel pretty antsy as they await the names to be called out.
Will we see some notable movers and shakers in this year’s announcement, or will an underdog rise to clinch its first star?
Personally, we rooted for Candlenut and JAAN to see another shining star added to its name, but it’d be an even more amazing accomplishment should Odette see it garner its trio of stars.
As the speeches wound down to give way to the first presentation of the evening, the Michelin One-Starred Restaurants presentation, we heard the first one-star awarded, given to Alma, celebrated with raucous applause.
This was followed by 33 other restaurants, including Bacchanalia, Candlenut, Corner House and Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (Chinatown Complex Food Centre).
There were five newcomers to this list, namely Jiang-Nan Chun, Nouri, Sushi Kimura, Ma Cuisine and Burnt Ends.
After the highlight of hearing the list of one-star highlights, we were wiggling in our seats with sheer impatience for the two- and three-starred recipients to be named. With the news of Joël Robuchon‘s closure, will there be a new deserving name to take its place?
Unfortunately, we failed to see anyone take the highly-revered three-star title, but we were highly ecstatic to hear that Odette remains on this year’s roll call, along with Les Amis, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin.
It was an evening filled with electricity and star-studded appearances. Although it was disappointing to not see a worthy three-star establishment earning the spot, all in all, it was truly a celebration and recognition of what Singapore’s culinary talents can offer the world.