The results of the third edition of The Michelin Guide Singapore (2018) were announced this evening during a gala dinner at Resorts World Sentosa. Among the five new recipients of the coveted stars this year is wildly popular modern Australian wood-fired grill joint, Burnt Ends, which snagged one star. It’s co-owned by Aussie chef Dave Pynt and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng’s Unlisted Collection group. The too-cool-for-school restaurant anchored by a two-oven brick kiln is also #10 on the S.Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Cantonese fine-diner Jiang-Nan Chun at the Four Seasons hotel and surprise newcomer Ma Cuisine, the latter a French “gastro wine bar” on Craig Road that’s barely a year old also won a star each. Ma Cuisine is sort of a sleeker offshoot of the charming, bucolic eatery of the same name in Beaune, Burgundy. Chef-owner Mathieu Escoffier’s parents are behind the simpler (and very delish, we’ve been there) bistro Ma Cuisine in his hometown of Beaune. Incidentally, the chef had worked at French restaurant Saint Pierre (which also boasts a star) at One Fullerton for six months prior to setting up Ma Cuisine in Singapore.
Meanwhile, haute new 22-seat sushi joint Sushi Kimura at Palais Renaissance too bagged itself one star. As did restaurant Nouri, also co-owned by the Unlisted Collection group, together with ex-Bacchanalia restaurant chef Ivan Brehm. The Amoy Street eatery serves what can vaguely be termed as modern European cuisine, though its chef describes his cooking as "crossroads food", meaning it spans various cuisines worldwide.
Drop-offs from the starry list this year include contemporary Australian restaurant, Osia, which lost a star.
The list of two-star winners remained the same as last year's, with the exception of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon and Restaurant Andre, both of which closed down earlier this year.
With the recent departure of Joel Robuchon Restaurant from Singapore, the only eatery awarded three Michelin stars the past two years since the Michelin Guide was introduced here, this meant there were no three-star recipients this year.
Here's the full list of awardees.
THE MICHELIN GUIDE SINGAPORE 2018 WINNERS
Excellent cooking, worth a detour.
High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Cheek by Jowl
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (Chinatown Complex Food Centre)
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
The Song of India