Chef-owner of Thevar
Chef Mano Thevar has been blazing trails in Singapore’s Indian cuisine scene since 2018. Under his watchful gaze, his mod-Indian restaurant Thevar clinched its first Michelin star in 2021. It’s lauded for its high quality food and commitment to sustainable gastronomy.
Hailing from Penang, chef Mano started out at renowned restaurants like the two Michelin-starred Waku Ghin, and spent time honing his skills under French chef Guy Savoy. His inspiration for Thevar bloomed when he worked for Meatsmith Little India. This was where he spied a gap for Indian cuisine in Singapore’s fine dining scene and aspired to plug it with his take on contemporary Indian-inspired dishes.
We love how Chef Mano’s menu draws inspiration from his Indian roots and childhood in the Malay Peninsula. Some of his dishes are even inspired by the meals his grandmother cooked. All the more perfect if you’re looking for a place that truly pays tribute to ancestry and time-honoured recipes. He incorporates European techniques in the creation of his dishes to produce stunning modern plates. At Thevar, the harmonious unity of flavours and methods, old and new, reflects Singapore’s “rojak” mix of culture, heritage, race and food.