Newly-announced MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021 sees Zén join Odette and Les Amis at the pinnacle of Singapore’s dining scene.
The highly-anticipated results of the fifth edition of Michelin Guide Singapore were announced yesterday in a virtual ceremony that saw Singapore get its third 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, with contemporary Nordic restaurant Zén joining Odette and Les Amis at the pinnacle of Singapore’s dining scene. JAAN by Kirk Westaway also received its second star, while twelve other restaurants got their Michelin star for the first time.
The fifth MICHELIN Guide Singapore was supposed to be revealed in 2020. But the global COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on Singapore’s dining scene, putting paid to a 2020 edition. The previous edition was released in 2019.
The MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021 star winners are:
- Les Amis
- JAAN by Kirk Westaway
- Saint Pierre
- Shisen Hanten
- Waka Ghin
- Alma by Juan Amador
- Basque Kitchen by Aitor
- Buona Terra
- Burnt Ends
- Chef Kang’s
- Corner House
- Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
- Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
- Lei Garden
- Ma Cuisine
- Putien (Kitchener Road)
- Shang Palace
- Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
- Shinji (Tanglin Road)
- Summer Palace
- Summer Pavilion
- Sushi Ichi
- Sushi Kimura
- 28 Wilkie
Contemporary European restaurant Alma by Juan Amador – which celebrates its 6th anniversary this month – lands its fifth consecutive star, along with the likes of Béni, Corner House, Lei Garden, and Summer Garden, among others. Andrew Walsh’s Cure sees itself promoted to 1 Star from MICHELIN Plate on the back of its recently-introduced Nua Irish cuisine. Hometown heroes Malcolm Lee and LG Han continue their winning streak with Candlenut and Labyrinth, respectively.
Modern French restaurant JAG shows that it’s not a one year wonder by landing another Michelin star this year despite the ongoing pandemic. “We all went through a gruelling re-education of how to survive what is already a tough industry over these two years,” shared JAG chef-owner Jérémy Gillon. “I lost my mum earlier this year. This Star is for her and will forever be in my heart.”
“MICHELIN Star is the epitome of global culinary accolades and we are humbled by the recognition again,” JAG co-founder and managing director, Anant Tyagi, added.
Among the newly-minted 1 Star winners is golden boy chef-owner Rishi Naleedra’s new signature restaurant Cloudstreet, who closed his one-starred Cheek Bistro last month. Art, which reintroduced a wholly-new modern Italian dining concept earlier this year under new Group Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio, picks up its first star. Other first-time 1 Star awardees include newly-revamped Basque Kitchen by Aitor and Whitegrass, Lerouy, Oshino, and Sommer.
Those who lost their stars in the latest edition are fine-dining Cantonese restaurant Jian-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, and hawker hero Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.
The MICHELIN Guide also named 142 establishments to its MICHELIN Plate award category, joining the 69 under its Bib Gourmand selection announced last month.
To find out more about the winners of MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021, visit: https://guide.michelin.com/.
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