On the 29th of June, 2017, the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide gala took place at the Fullerton Hotel. The big news of the night was the second star awarded to the restaurant Waku Ghin belonging to chef Tetsuya Wakuda. However, there were no new three Michelin star restaurants; Joël Robuchon’s restaurant is still the only three-starred one in the Asian region. The biggest influx of new stars came from the restaurants that got their first star.
Waku Ghin receives its second Michelin star at Singapore 2017
Australian chef of Japanese origin and owner of the restaurant Waku Ghin, Tetsuya Wakuda (who was a judge at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Bocuse d’Or) was one of the big stars of the event. He insisted he’d had no idea and that it was a pleasant surprise for him. Every year he asked himself what he could do to improve and the chef himself concluded that “the most important thing is for the customers to be happy”. The restaurant, located in Marina Bay Sands Hotel, specialises in contemporary Japanese cuisine and is considered the 20th best restaurant in Asia.
One 3 star, seven 2 star and three 1 star restaurants
The only three star restaurant in Singapore is that of multi-starred Joël Robuchon, of the same name. There are seven restaurants with two Michelin stars since two more joined the list this year: the restaurant André belonging to chef André Chiang and the restaurant Odette belonging to chef Julien Royer. Finally, there are a total of 33 one Michelin star restaurants following the addition of the following restaurants this year: Cheek By Jowl, Chef Kang‘s, Garibaldi, Iggy’s, Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, Labyrinth, Meta Restaurant, Saint Pierre, Summer Palace and Whitegrass.
Image’s source: Facebook Michelin Guide Singapur