5 Newly-Minted Michelin-Starred Restaurants Worth Trying

These star-studded restaurants display culinary prowess and true creativity

On 29 June, Michelin Guide Singapore bestowed 38 restaurants with its coveted stars, up from last year's 29 awardees.

While previously awarded Forest and Terra didn’t retain their stars, 11 new entrants now take their spots in the dazzling tier, clinching one Michelin star each.

Waku Ghin was bumped up to join the two-stars category, a well-deserving honour according to industry insiders.

As with last year, Joël Robuchon Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa retains three stars and is the only F&B establishment in Singapore with that accolade.

Compared to the fanfare of 2016’s inaugural affair, this year's award ceremony felt a little lacklustre in comparison, considering neither new hawker stalls nor three-Michelin-starred worthy entrants were inducted to the prestigious list.

With that saying, the newly-minted restaurants still dazzle in their own right.

Here are some of our favourite new Michelin Star awardees:

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5. Cheek By Jowl

Trust a smiley Sri Lankan to lead Australian restaurant Cheek By Jowl to Michelin stardom. Ditching his architecture degree, Chef Rishi Naleendra embarked on a culinary foray for the likes of Melbourne’s Taxi Dining Room and Sydney’s Tetsuya, before finally settling down with a restaurant he can call his own. Dishes served here are best described as a collision of cuisines from around the world, while bearing little culinary quirks that seek to thrill. For instance, Chef’s Rishi’s tasting menu beckons with fresh oysters set on ice and topped with crystallised smoked tomato, alongside innovative mains such as its seared trout, which is slathered with cucumber-yuzu sauce and served with compressed cubes of cucumber.

21 Boon Tat Street. 

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