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The First Michelin Stars for Singapore Are Here

Winners include two famed street food hawkers


Michelin has invaded new territory: The restaurant guidebook publisher just unveiled its very first star ratings for the tiny nation of Singapore, as news site Today reports.

Stars were awarded to 29 Singapore restaurants, while 34 received the Bib Gourmand (a less-exclusive distinction that recognizes moderately priced restaurants). No restaurants managed to capture the elusive three-star rating; just one establishment, Joël Robuchon Restaurant (located at luxury hotel Resorts World Sentosa), snagged three stars.

As Traveller24 notes, two of Singapore's most famous street food hawkers, Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, each received one star, meaning Michelin-starred meals can now be had for less than $4 USD.

The print version of the guide is on sale now.

Here's the full list of star rankings:

Joël Robuchon Restaurant

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Restaurant Andre
Shisen Hanten
Les Amis

The Kitchen at Bacchanalia
Corner House
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
Lei Garden
Putien at Kitchener Rd
Shinji at Beach Road
Shinji at Tanglin Road
Summer Pavilion
Sushi Ichi
The Song of India
Waku Ghin

As Michelin continues its push into Asia, brace for the arrival of new Shanghai and Seoul guides later this year.

Unveiling Singapore's First Michelin Star Recipients [Today Online]

• Michelin Recognizes Street Food for the First Time in Its Hong Kong Guide [E]

• All Michelin Coverage [E]