The already-flourishing dining scene here may finally be getting a starry, Michelin rep as talks are underway to bring the world-famous food guide to Singapore. According to The Business Times, these negotiations are in their final stages and if they go through, we could hope for starry accolades for some of our favorites restaurants, and possibly even hawker stalls, as the guide has expanded from reviewing fine-dining establishments to more casual eateries in recent years.
While Singapore currently is home to plenty of restaurants with Michelin-starred siblings abroad (such as Osteria Mozza, Long Chim and L'Atelier by Joel Robuchon), that's hardly the same thing as one of our homegrown places getting the nod. We've got our money on restaurant du jour Odette by Julien Royer, Restaurant Andre and Les Amis. Maxwell's Tian Tian chicken rice stall would probably get one, too.
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Singapore will have its own Michelin Guide to the finest dining in hotels and restaurants next year.
The Singapore Tourism Board is partnering Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate for the launch of the 26th edition of the internationally-renowned guide.
In a few weeks’ time, Michelin Guide inspectors will be in Singapore to check out the city’s dining scene in preparation for the guide.
Michael Ellis, International Director for the guide, said the high quality of Singapore’s culinary scene was the reason for Michelin to launch in another Asian destination after Japan, Hong Kong and Macau.
"The city is a cultural and commercial crossroad and its gastronomy is enriched by influences from all over Asia, which makes it particularly attractive to foreign chefs,” Ellis said.
STB said the Michelin Guide will serve as a recognition of Singapore as a world-class dining destination.
“With the rising trend of food travel, the Michelin guide will help draw more visitors looking to savour the best of what we have to offer,” said Melissa Ow, Deputy Chief Executive of STB.
The Michelin Guide Singapore - the first to be launched in Southeast Asia - will be available in English and Mandarin.
Widely recognised as an international benchmark in fine dining, the guide uses a selection process that is applied consistently around 25 countries.
Based on the assessments of Michelin's anonymous inspectors who pay all their meal bills in full, the guide evaluates dining establishments using five criteria: product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef's personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu.
so is my fav prawn mee, BCM, jiken rice... all going to up prices becos cos the stamp
wonder how are they going to grade MSG? 99% stalls n local restaurants are loading tonnes of MSG in their food
quality or quantity?
Are they hiring?
I'm very ok to eat for a living
As a matter of fact, I am VERY INTERESTED to eat for a living and besides, I have a burning passion for food, an undying love for eating (I will die if I do not eat)