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Michelin Unveils Latest Stars for Hong Kong and Macau 2017 Guide

No major surprises here

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The onslaught of new Michelin stars continues: This morning the guidebook purveyor revealed its latest rankings for Hong Kong and Macau. Overall, TimeOut Hong Kong declared the new guide “a pretty ho-hum affair”: None of the eight restaurants that received the top three-star ranking in the 2016 guide lost any stars, nor were any new three-star restaurants added.

Nine HK restaurants and three in Macau grabbed their first stars in the new 2017 guide. Meanwhile, one of France’s most esteemed chefs has fallen from grace in Hong Kong: Spoon by Alain Ducasse, which was downgraded from two stars to one star in last year’s guide, has now fallen out of the rankings altogether.

Other notable inclusions: One of Hong Kong’s oldest restaurants, Yat Tung Heen, which opened in 1928, just received its first star. Hong Kong’s Kashiwaya, open for just a year, snagged two stars; specializing in Japanese kaiseki, it’s the first overseas expansion for Japanese chef Hideaki Matsuo, whose Osaka branch of Kashiwaya holds three Michelin stars.

For those who can’t afford the kind of typically pricey restaurants that Michelin reserves its stars for, there are 75 Bib Gourmands — non-fine dining restaurants offering "quality food at a reasonable price.” At an even lower price point, there are also 33 street food establishments listed, continuing an initiative Michelin launched just last year.

Here are the full Michelin rankings for both cities:

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2017 Has Been Announced [TimeOut HK]
Michelin Recognizes Street Food for the First Time in Its Hong Kong Guide [E]
More Michelin Coverage [E]

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