The annual Singapore Michelin Guide 2022 finally returned with a physical event at Marina Bay Sands, after the guide was revealed online via a livestream previously due to the ongoing pandemic. In its sixth edition, 52 restaurants were awarded stars, up from 49 in 2021. Avid gourmands would have noticed some new names on the one-star list.
There are, in fact, seven of them: Barbecue spot Burnt Ends, gastro-botanical Euphoria, kappa sushi establishment Hamamoto, European fine-dining Marguerite, modern Korean Nae:um, French-Japanese Reve and Raffles Hotel’s La Dame de Pic. The latter, managed by chef de cuisine Francesco di Marzio, is a restaurant by the eminent chef Anne-Sophie Pic of the famed, three-starred Maison Pic in southeast France.
A total of 35 restaurants maintained their one-star, including Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, the only street-food stall on the list.
Although all five of last year’s two-star recipients retained their status, two restaurants — namely Cloudstreet and Thevar — moved into the category. Thevar, which only had one star last year, is the first modern Indian restaurant to achieve the new accolade.
“It’s super unexpected. I’ve worked in two-Michelin starred restaurants, and for me to win two stars makes me super proud,” says Mano Thevar, the Penang-born chef who also credited his team for the win. "[Thank you] to Singapore for giving me opportunities I would not have had."
The three-star restaurants remained the same: Sebastien Lepinoy’s Les Amis, Julien Royer’s Odette and Tristin Farmer’s Zen. Louis Han of Nae:um was given the Young Chef Award; the Welcome & Service Award went to Samantha Goh of Saint Pierre.
Here’s the official Michelin Guide Singapore 2022 list:
(* denotes new entry)
Jaan by Kirk Westaway
Basque Kitchen by Aitor
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
*La Dame de Pic
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Rewatch the ceremony below: