Which Michelin star is the most bang for buck? Read this list
by Vir Chiniwala
TWO of Singapore’s hawker stalls were surprisingly awarded Michelin Stars in the prestigious guide’s 2016 edition. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle in Chinatown and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles in Crawford Lane were the recipients of the award. In total, the Lion City was awarded 37 stars split among 29 restaurants. Not sure what the Michelin Guide is about? You can read our report here.
This is the first time in the French manual’s history that street food has entered the guide. You can bet that this will boost these hawkers’ customer base – with flocks of Singaporeans and tourists curious to discover what sets these stalls apart.
Considering that the street food stalls sell their food at much lower prices compared to their fine-dining counterparts, there’s a bad feeling that these hawkers would raise prices, to capitalise on their newfound celebrity status.
However, despite being presented with the esteemed prize, both hawkers have stated that it will be business-as-usual, that is, no price rise and no reduction of content either. Hong Kong Soya Sauce will continue to sell chicken rice at $2 while Hill Street will sell their famous bak chor mee at the original price of $6.
Below is the list of the Michelin Guide 2016 Restaurants ranked by price:
All prices are based on HungryGoWhere’s user submissions of average spend in each restaurant.
|Restaurant Name||Stars Awarded (*)||Average Price|
|Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle||*||$2|
|Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles||*||$6|
|Putien at Kitchener Road||*||$32|
|Crystal Jade Golden Palace||*||$59|
|The Song of India||*||$75|
|OSIA Steak & Seafood Grill||*||$94|
|Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore||*||$100|
|The Kitchen by Bacchanalia||*||$105|
|Alma by Juan Amador||*||$110|
|Terra Tokyo Italian||*||$125|
|Forest by Sam Leong||*||$131|
|Rhubarb Le Restaurant||*||$156|
|JAAN at Swissotel, The Stamford||*||$214|
|L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon||**||$219|
|CUT by Wolfgang Puck||*||$228|
|Shinji by Kanesaka at Raffles Hotel||*||$290|
|Shinji by Kanesaka at St. Regis||*||$325|
|Joël Robuchon Restaurant||***||$458|
Featured image by Sean Chong.
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