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Asia’s Second Best Chef is Closing His Restaurant, Wants to Give Back His Michelin Stars

Taking the number 2 spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant for 2017 and awarded with two Michelin stars rating, Restaurant Andre, will officially — and permanently — close on February 14, 2018.

Owner and Head Chef Andre Chiang made the announcement on Wednesday at around 3:41 a.m., according to Her World. In his statement, the chef requested to return the Michelin stars he received and he wishes to be excluded from next year’s edition of Michelin Guide Singapore.

$7 Ramen Shop in Tokyo Earns Michelin Star for 2017

Another ramen restaurant in Tokyo has been granted a highly coveted Michelin star by the renowned Michelin dining guide for its 2017 edition.

Following last year’s Tsuta, ramen place Nakiryu has become the second ramen restaurant in the world to ever receive the prestigious star. The award, announced by the guide on Tuesday, November 29, also revealed that Tsuta received its star for the second time for the new guide.  

Top HK Singer to Cook For 700 Guests at Michelin Dinner

While Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse is considered internationally as a very talented singer and actor, not many are aware that he is also a terrific chef.

In fact, his skill will be showcased at the upcoming Michelin Dinner on Nov. 11, where Tse was invited as a guest cook for over 700 lucky people, AsiaOne reported. Seven other international chefs, six of whom are recognized by the Michelin Guide, will also be preparing dinner at the event. The 36-year-old celebrity, who also hosts a food magazine show, was invited to be honored as the first ever “Friend of Michelin.”

Shanghai Restaurant Receives Michelin Star, Closes Down the Next Day

A Shanghai restaurant unexpectedly closed its doors just one day after being awarded a prestigious Michelin star. It has now been revealed that the swanky restaurant was operating illegally without the appropriate licenses.

Tai’an Table, which received one Michelin star on Wednesday along with 26 other Michelin-winning restaurants announced in the Shanghai Guide, had suspended it’s operation for an “internal overhaul” that mostly had to do with the fact that they were operating without a general business license and a food business license, according to (via SCMP).