A Singapore restaurant that rose in international popularity after receiving a Michelin star has seemingly lost its claim to fame.
What happened: In this year’s Michelin guide to Singapore, which was released on Sep. 1, Hawker Chan, formerly known as Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, did not appear anywhere in the food bible, reported CNN.
Michelin Guide recently held a live awards ceremony at Huntington Beach, California to announce new Michelin Star restaurants included in its first-ever all-California restaurant guide.
Recognizing the state’s culinary diversity and agricultural bounty, Michelin’s international director Gwendal Poullennec was all praises for the local restaurants, Eater reports.
For many chefs, a Michelin star is considered an exemplary achievement as it immediately elevates one’s status among the world’s elite in the restaurant business.
However, 72-year-old street food star Supinya Junsuta, a.k.a. “Jay Fai”, from Thailand has expressed that she would be better off without the badge of culinary honor as it apparently caused more harm than good to her restaurant, Raan Jay Fai.
Nakiryu, a one Michelin star Japanese restaurant, has partnered with Nissin Foods to bring their world-class noodles to mass market.
A tiny nine-seater noodle shop in Tokyo, Japan made international headlines in December 2015 after earning a star from the highly respected Michelin Guide. Next month, Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, the first and only Michelin-starred ramen eatery in the world, will open its first branch in Singapore.
Tsuta Singapore is aiming to duplicate the success of the original store in Tokyo which sees a long queue of customers hours before it opens. Tickets are sold to patrons as early as 6 a.m. which are then quickly sold out by 8 a.m., three hours before the 11 a.m. opening.