After weeks of eager anticipation, as well as excitement fuelled by last Thursday’s reveal of the Bib Gourmand list, we’ve finally reached the big day of the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017 award ceremony. Held tonight at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s ballroom, this year’s second edition of the event came with its share of surprise results.

For starters, the two-Michelin-star category saw one new addition in the form of Japanese restaurant Waku Ghin, which had one star in the previous guide. The rest of last year’s restaurants, namely Odette, Restaurant André, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Les Amis, Shisen Hanten and Shoukouwa, kept their two stars.

Chefs from this year’s one-Michelin-starred restaurants.

This year also saw a bumper crop of one-Michelin-starred restaurants, with 11 new entrants such as Whitegrass, Meta, Labyrinth, Garibaldi, Braci, Saint Pierre, Chef Kang’s and Cheek by Jowl.

Alma and The Kitchen at Bacchanalia, both helmed by different head chefs as compared to last year, also kept their stars. Sadly, Forest and Terra weren’t included in this latest edition of the Guide.

Michelin Guide Singapore 2017
Chef Sam Aisbett of Whitegrass, a newly crowned one-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Last year’s hawker stalls Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle at Chinatown Complex Food Centre, maintained their one star.

Unsurprisingly, this year’s Guide saw only one three-Michelin-starred restaurant — Joël Robuchon Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa, which won the same accolade last year.

Michelin Guide Singapore 2017
The two Michelin star recipients.

“The fact that two hawker stalls received Michelin stars [last year] was an incredible event and truly cemented Singapore’s reputation as an intentional dining destination,” said Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin Guides. “We found great richness throughout the island. Singaporeans in my opinion are the most passionate food lovers, and that’s a perfect environment for [the Guide] to be in.”

Without further ado, here is the full list of results for the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017. In bold are those new to the Guide.

Three Michelin stars
Joël Roubuchon Restaurant⁠⁠⁠⁠

Two Michelin stars
Les Amis
Odette
L’Atelier de Joel Roubuchon
Waku Ghin 
Shisen Hanten
Shoukouwa
Restaurant André

One Michelin star
Alma
Beni
Candlenut
Corner House
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Cut by Wolfgang Puck
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Jaan
Lei Garden
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle at 335 Smith Street
Osia
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Rhubarb
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
Summer Pavilion
Sushi Ichi
The Kitchen At Bacchanalia
The Song of India
Braci
Cheek By Jowl
Chef Kang’s
Garibaldi
Iggy’s
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
Labyrinth
Meta
Saint Pierre
Summer Palace
Whitegrass

We were graciously invited for the wine pairing dinner by our friends at Lexus, who were the official car partner for the Michelin Guide SG. The menu featured innovations like cuttlefish cheong fun by executive chef Sandro Salbo of The Fullerton and Fullerton Bay Hotel; and traditional fare like double-boiled dendrobium, yellow squash soup with Britanny blue lobster and pork shank by chef Tam Kwok Fung of two-starred Jade Dragon in Macau.

Other chefs like Jason Tan of Corner House, Curtis Duffy from three-starred Grace in Chicago, and Sheung Siu Kong of Summer Pavilion also had dishes featured at the dinner.

 

 

Sara Yap
Digital Content Manager
Sara Yap is the Digital Content Manager at Burda International Asia, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.