Presenting the big winners of Michelin Guide Singapore 2017 – including Cheek by Jowl, Labyrinth, Whitegrass, and more
It’s the moment all foodies have been waiting for – how have the stars aligned within Singapore’s fine dining scene this year? Which top restaurants bagged the Michelin stars for 2017’s Michelin Guide Singapore? Were there any well-deserved winners or surprise victories? Did any local hawkers make the list once more? From the Michelin awards ceremony at The Fullerton, we give you the full deets.
As declared by International Director of the Michelin Guides, Michael Ellis, the Michelin stars aren’t “a lifetime achievement”. That is to say that restaurants that clinched the prize last year, aren’t guaranteed a spot in this year’s roster. But fortunately for many, there were numerous favourites that once again snagged the prestigious one-star award.
Alma was the first one to be announced, with Chef Haikal Johari winning an ovation as he took to the stage on a wheelchair – a story that shook the culinary scene in the past year. Other victors include Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut; Indian stalwart, The Song Of India; Jason Tan’s home of “gastro-botanica” cuisine, Corner House; French trailblazer, Jaan; and the two hawkers who made Michelin history by bagging a star each last year, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, and Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.
Newcomers to the ensemble were aplenty too – standouts include the much raved-about Whitegrass; Cantonese restaurant, Chef Kang’s; the famed Iggy’s at Hilton Singapore; and two restaurants that made our Hot 50 Tables List, Labyrinth and Cheek by Jowl.
Full one-star list
Alma | Beni | Braci (new) | Candlenut | Cheek by Jowl (new) | Chef Kang’s (new) | Corner House | Crystal Jade Golden Palace | Cut | Garibaldi (new) | Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle | Iggy’s (new) | Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (new) | Jaan | Labyrinth (new) | Lei Garden | Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle | Meta (new) | Osia | Putien (Kitchener) | Rhubarb | Saint Pierre (new) | Shinji (Bras Basah) | Shinji (Tanglin) | Summer Pavilion | Summer Palace (new) | Sushi Ichi | The Kitchen at Bacchanalia | The Song Of India | Whitegrass (new)
If you’re worried about any of your beloved two-star recipients of 2016 dropping out of the list, your fears are unfounded. All retained their top status this year, including Julien Royer’s Odette, the revered Restaurant Andre, and esteemed sushi restaurant, Shoukouwa. There is, however, one addition to the list, and that’s yet another Japanese fine dining locale that got promoted from its one-star status in 2016 – Waku Ghin.
Full two-star list
Restaurant André | L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon | Les Amis | Odette | Shisen Hanten | Shoukouwa | Waku Ghin (new)
Just one, for the second year in a row – Joël Robuchon Restaurant.
Congratulations to everyone on the list this year! Do you agree with the results?