Michelin Guide Singapore Awards Its First Green Star

The Michelin Guide Singapore has revealed its 2023 lineup, with 5 new restaurants awarded One Star, and the revelation of the first ever green star for Singapore. This year saw 3 Three Stars, 6 Two Stars, 46 One Stars, 152 Michelin Selected, 79 Bib Gourmands and 1 Green Star, a total of 286 establishments. Here’s the breakdown and some food for thought.

5 New Michelin One Stars

This year sees 5 new restaurants awarded with One Star, Born, headed by Zor Tan, a protégé of André Chiang, serving innovative cuisine; European Nordic Poise headed by Steven Lancaster; Seroja, with Malaysian chef Kevin Wong steering their Malay Archipelago contemporary cuisine; sushi omakase forward Sushi Sakuta by Yoshi Sakuta; and Willow by Singaporean Nicolas Tam leading with Asian contemporary.

Three Michelin Stars

In addition to the new awards, restaurants that retain their stars include Three Michelin Stars, Les Amis by Sebastien Lepinoy, Julian Royer’s Odette and Bjorn Frantzen’s  Zén led by  Tristin Farmer.

Two Michelin Stars

Restaurants that also retained their Two Michelin Stars include Cloudstreet, Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Saint Pierre, Shoukouwa, Thevar and Waku Ghin.

One Michelin Star

This year also saw a total of 46 One Michelin Stars retain their stars including Dave Pynt’s barbecue forward Burnt Ends, Andrew Walsh’s Irish contemporary Cure, refined steakhouse CUT, Sun Kim’s innovative Meta, Louis Han’s contemporary Korean Nae:um, and Ivan Brehm’s innovatively educational Nouri, amongst others.

Seroja: Singapore’s First Michelin Green Star

Seroja is also the recipient of the first Green Star in Singapore, using ingredients from Malaysia and Singapore, with dishes and flavours that are uniquely Malaysian for the most part, interpreted and refined in ways that both honour its heritage and legacy, while leaning into sustainability in the right ways, through preservation and education.

Michelin Special Awards

This year saw Desmond Wong from Shoukouwa winning the Michelin Guide Service Award; Makoto Iwabuchi from Sushi Sakuta winning the Michelin Guide Sommelier Award; and the Kevin Wong of Seroja winning the Michelin Guide Young Chef Award.

Bib Gourmand

There are 19 new entries for the Bib Gourmand this year including Adam Rd Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle, Bahrakath Mutton Soup and Coconut Club while hawkers that were promoted to Bib Gourmand include Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice (Chong Pang Market and Food Centre) and No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow (Zion Riverside Food Centre).

MICHELIN Selected

The new MICHELIN Selected restaurants include contemporary European with Asian accents Lolla by Johanne Siy, Singaporean-Japanese Mustard Seed and Rempapa, an amalgamation of Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian, and Malay cooking.

For hawker stalls, there’s the chwee kueh (Bedok Chwee Kueh in Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre), carrot cake (Unforgettable Carrot Cake in Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre), and chicken rice (Zi Jing Cheng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice in Alexandra Village Food Centre), amongst others.

For Michelin Guide Singapore related, see Michelin Guide Singapore.

For the complete list of awards, see below.

MICHELIN GUIDE SINGAPORE 2023
Three Michelin Stars

Les Amis (French)
Odette (French Contemporary)
Zén (European Contemporary)

Two Michelin Stars

Cloudstreet (Innovative)
Jaan by Kirk Westaway (British Contemporary)
Saint Pierre (French Contemporary)
Shoukouwa (Sushi)
Thevar (Innovative)
Waku Ghin (Japanese Contemporary)

One Michelin Star

* denotes new entries

28 Wilkie (Italian Contemporary)
Alma (European Contemporary)
Art di Daniele Sperindio (Italian)
Béni (French Contemporary)
* Born (Innovative)
Braci (Italian Contemporary)
Buona Terra (Italian Contemporary)
Burnt Ends (Barbeque)
Candlenut (Peranakan)
Chef Kang’s (Cantonese)
Cure (European Contemporary)
CUT (Steakhouse)
Esora (Innovative)
Euphoria (Innovative)
Hamamoto (Sushi)
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (Street Food)
Iggy’s  (European Contemporary)
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard) (Teochew)
Jag (French Contemporary)
La Dame de Pic (French Contemporary)
Labyrinth (Innovative)
Lei Garden (Cantonese)
Lerouy (French Contemporary)
Ma Cuisine (French)
Marguerite (European Contemporary)
Meta (Innovative)
Nae:um (Korean Contemporary)
Nouri (Innovative)
Oshino (Sushi)
* Poise (European Contemporary)
Putien (Kitchener Road) (Fujian)
Rêve (European Contemporary)
Rhubarb (French Contemporary)
* Seroja (Malaysian Contemporary)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road) (Sushi)
Shisen Hanten (Cantonese & Sichuan)
Sommer (European Contemporary)
Summer Palace (Cantonese)
Summer Pavilion (Cantonese)
Sushi Ichi (Sushi)
Sushi Kimura (Sushi)
* Sushi Sakuta (Sushi)
Table65 (European Contemporary)
Terra (Italian Contemporary)
Whitegrass (French Contemporary)
* Willow (Asian Contemporary)

Michelin Green Star

Seroja (Malaysian Contemporary)

Bib Gourmand

* denotes new entries, ^ denotes promotion to Bib Gourmand

A Noodle Story (Hawker, Amoy Street Food Centre)
* Adam Rd Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle (Hawker, Adam Food Centre)
Alliance Seafood (Hawker, Newton Food Centre)
Anglo Indian (Shenton Way) (Indian)
Ar Er Soup (Hawker, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre)
Bahrakath Mutton Soup (Hawker, Adam Food Centre)
* Beach Road Fish Head Bee Hoon (Hawker, Whampoa Makan Place)
Bismillah Biryani (Little India) (Street Food)
Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang (Hawker, 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre)
Chen’s Mapo Tofu (Shenton Way) (Sichuan)
* Cheok Kee (Hawker, Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
Chey Sua Carrot Cake (Hawker, 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre)
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Hawker, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre)
Cumi Bali (Indonesian)
Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee (Singaporean )
* Du Du Shou Shi (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood (Lor 19) (Street Food)
Fei Fei Roasted • Noodle (Hawker, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
Fool (European Contemporary)
Fu Ming Cooked Food (Hawker, Redhill Market)
Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow (Hawker, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre)
Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodle (Hawker, Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre)
Hai Nan Zai (Hawker, Chong Pang Market and Food Centre)
Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (Cantonese Roast Meats)
Heng (Hawker, Newton Food Centre)
Heng Heng Cooked Food (Hawker, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
* Heng Kee (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
Hjh Maimunah (Jalan Pisang) (Malaysian)
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
Hong Kong Yummy Soup (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)
Hoo Kee Bak Chang (Hawker, Amoy Street Food Centre)
* Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian (Hawker, Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
Indocafe – The White House (Peranakan)
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff (Hawker, Amoy Street Food Centre)
^ Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice (Hawker, Chong Pang Market and Food Centre)
Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh (Hawker, Kai Xiang Food Centre)
Kelantan Kway Chap · Pig Organ Soup (Hawker, Berseh Food Centre)
Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
* Kok Sen (Singaporean)
Kotuwa (Sri Lankan)
Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (Hawker, Newton Food Centre)
* Kwee Heng (Hawker, Newton Food Centre)
Lagnaa (Indian)
Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh (Hawker, Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre)
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow (Hawker, 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre)
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
Lixin Teochew Fishball Noodles (Hawker, Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre)
Muthu’s Curry (Indian)
Na Na Curry (Hawker, 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre)
* Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee (Hawker, 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre)
New Lucky Claypot Rice (Hawker, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)
^ No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow (Hawker, Zion Riverside Food Centre)
One Prawn & Co (Noodles)
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
* Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari (Hawker, Adam Food Centre)
Shi Hui Yuan (Hawker, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre)
Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation) (Singaporean)
Sin Huat Eating House (Street Food)
Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun (Street Food)
* Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee (Hawker, Whampoa Makan Place)
Soh Kee Cooked Food (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (New Bridge Road) (Singaporean)
* Soon Huat (Hawker, North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre)
* Spinach Soup (Hawker, Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
* Tai Seng Fish Soup (Hawker, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre)
Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
The Blue Ginger (Tanjong Pagar) (Peranakan)
* The Coconut Club (Malaysian)
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Hawker, Maxwell Food Centre)
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
To-Ricos Guo Shi (Hawker 51, Old Airport Road Food Centre)
True Blue Cuisine (Peranakan)
Un-Yang-Kor-Dai (Thai)
Whole Earth (Vegetarian)
Yhingthai Palace (Thai)
* Yong Chun Wan Ton Noodle (Hawker, 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre)
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head (Street Food)
Zhi Wei Xian Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle (Hawker, Zion Riverside Food Centre)

Michelin Selected

91 Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hawker, Golden Mile Food Centre)
Ah Heng Duck Rice (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles (Hawker, Chomp Chomp Food Centre)
Ah Ter Teochew Fish Ball Noodles (Hawker, Amoy Street Food Centre)
Allauddin’s Briyani (Hawker, Tekka Centre)
Ann Chin Handmade Popiah (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
* Aunty Oats Pancake (Hawker, 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre)
Bam! (Innovative)
Bar-Roque Grill (European)
* Bedok Chwee Kueh (Hawker, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
Birds Of Paradise (Katong) (Street Food)
Boon Tong Kee (Balestier Road) (Singaporean)
Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap‧Braised Duck (Hawker, Zion Riverside Food Centre)
Buko Nero (Italian)
Butcher’s Block (Meats and Grills)
C.M.Y. Satay (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
* Ce Soir (French Contemporary)
* Chedi (Thai Contemporary)
Cheng Heng Kway Chap and Braised Duck Rice (Hawker, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)
Chilli Padi (Joo Chiat) (Peranakan)
Chomp Chomp Satay (Hawker, Chomp Chomp Food Centre)
Chung Cheng (Hawker, Golden Mile Food Centre)
Claudine (French)
Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (Hawker, 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre)
Corner House (Innovative)
Crystal Jade Golden Palace (Cantonese)
* Da Po (Hawker, Golden Mile Food Centre)
Db Bistro & Oyster Bar (French)
Esquina (Spanish)
Fat Cow (Japanese steakhouse)
Fatty Ox HK Kitchen (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
Feng Zhen Lor Mee (Hawker, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre)\
* Fiamma (Italian)
Fleur de Sel (French)
Foc (Clarke Quay) (Spanish)
Fu He Turtle Soup (Hawker, Berseh Food Centre)
Gaig (Spanish)
Garibaldi (Italian)
Gemma (Steakhouse)
Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh (Hawker, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre)
Golden Peony (Cantonese)
Gordon Grill (European Contemporary)
Gunther’s (French Contemporary)
Hawker Chan (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice (Hawker, Tekka Centre)
* Heng Long BBQ Chicken Rice (Hawker, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre)
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow (Hawker, Pasar 16@Bedok South Food Centre)
* Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle (Hawker, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
* Hock Lye Noodles House & Fishii Tales (Hawker, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre)
Hock Seng Choon Fish Ball Kway Teow Mee (Hawker, Pasar 16@Bedok South Food Centre)
Hoe Kee Kitchen (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee (Street Food)
Hokkien Street Bak Kut Teh (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
Hong Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Hawker, People’s Park Complex Food Centre)
Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee (Hawker, 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre)
Hua Ting (Cantonese)
Hua Xing Bak Kut The (Hawker, Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre)
* Huat Heng Fried Oyster (Hawker, Whampoa Makan Place)
* Hup Hong Chicken Rice (Hawker, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
* Hup Kee Teochew Fishball Mee (Hawker, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre)
Ibid (Innovative)
* Ichigo Ichie (Japanese)
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (Paragon) (Cantonese)
Ivy’s Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup (Hawker, Pasir Panjang Food Centre)
Jade (Cantonese)
Jade Palace (Seafood)
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee (Street Food)
Ji Ji Noodle House (Hawker, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre)
Jian Bo Shui Kueh (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
Jiang-Nan Chun (Cantonese)
Jiao Cai Seafood (Hawker, Yishun Park Hawker Centre)
* Kang’s Wanton Noodle (Hawker, Zion Riverside Food Centre)
Kappo Shunsui (Japanese)
Keng Eng Kee (Bukit Merah) (Singaporean)
Koka Wanton Noodles (Hawker, North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre)
* La D’Oro (Italian and Japanese)
Lao Jie Fang (Hawker, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre)
Lao Shen Ji Si Mian (Hawker, 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre)
Leon Kee Claypot Pork Rib Soup (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)
* Lolla (European Contemporary)
Loong Kee Yong Tau Fu (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow (Street Food)
Lor Mee 178 (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
Luke’s (Gemmill Lane) (Steakhouse)
Madame Fan (Cantonese)
Mag’s Wine Kitchen (European Contemporary)
Majestic (Cantonese)
Man Fu Yuan (Cantonese)
Mellben Seafood (Ang Mo Kio) (Seafood)
Min Jiang at Dempsey (Cantonese & Sichuan)
* Mustard Seed (Singaporean)
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang (Hawker, Yishun Park Hawker Centre)
National Kitchen (Singaporean)
New Rong Liang Ge Cantonese Roast Duck Double Boiled Soup (Street Food)
* New World Mutton Soup (Hawker, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre)
Nicolas (French)
* Nyonya Chendol (Hawker, Chong Pang Market and Food Centre)
Olivia (Spanish)
Open Farm Community (International)
Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse (Italian)
* Osteria Mozza (Italian)
People’s Park Hainanese Chicken Rice (Hawker, People’s Park Complex Food Centre)
Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (Hawker, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre)
Pondok Makan Indonesia (Hawker, Albert Centre)
R&B Express (Hawker, Newton Food Centre)
* Rempapa (Singaporean)
Revolver (Indian)
Riviera (European Contemporary)
Rojak, Popiah & Cockle (Hawker, Maxwell Food Centre)
Ron Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon (Hawker, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre)
Ru Ji Kitchen (Hawker, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)
* San Shu Gong (Teochew & Cantonese)
Shang Palace (Cantonese)
* Shanyuan Teochew Kway Teow Mian (Hawker, North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre)
Sheng Seng Fried Prawn Noodle (Hawker, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre)
Shi Le Yuan (Hawker, Redhill Market)
Sin Hoi Sai (Tiong Bahru) (Seafood)
Singapore Famous Rojak (Hawker, Albert Centre)
Spago Dining Room (Californian)
Springleaf Prata Place (Spring Leaf Garden) (Street Food)
Straits Chinese (Peranakan)
* Sushi Katori (Sushi)
Sushi Masaaki (Sushi)
* Sushi Yuki (Sushi)
The 1950’s Coffee (Hawker, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
The Famous Kitchen (Cantonese)
Tien Lai Rice Stall (Hawker, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre)
Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Pau (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)
Tippling Club (Innovative)
* Toa Payoh 93 Soon Kueh (Hawker, Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
* Tow Kwar Pop (Hawker, Tiong Bahru Market)
* Traditional Hakka Lui Cha (Hawker, Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre)
Tunglok Heen (Cantonese)
Tunglok Signatures (Clarke Quay) (Cantonese)
* Unforgettable Carrot Cake (Hawker, 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre)
Ushidoki Wagyu Kaiseki (Japanese)
Vue (European Contemporary)
Wagyu Jin (Japanese)
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles (Hawker, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre)
Wah Lok (Cantonese)
* Wakuda (Japanese Contemporary)
* Whampoa Soya Bean & Grass Jelly Drinks (Hawker, Whampoa Makan Place)
Whitley Rd Big Prawn Noodle (Hawker, 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre)
Xiang Jiang Soya Sauce Chicken (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)
Xing Yun Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Hawker, Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre)
Y.R. A (Hawker, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre)
Yan Ting (Cantonese)
Yi by Jereme Leung (Chinese Contemporary)
Yong Kee Claypot Bak Kut Teh (Hawker, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre)
Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee (Hawker, Amoy Street Food Centre)
* Zhang Ji Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)
* Zi Jing Cheng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Hawker, Alexandra Village Food Centre)

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Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic and drinks writer and is the editor of independent publication Food For Thought. He has been a freelance journalist for the 15 years and has previously worked as a lawyer and in digital marketing. He currently is the Principal Consultant of A Thought Full Consultancy, a food and beverage marketing consultancy.

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