By Melissa Stevens
From fine dining to street food, one of the best things about living in Hong Kong has to be that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Michelin star restaurants. The latest version of the guide, the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017 lists 238 restaurants in Hong Kong and 68 in Macau which have been given the prestigious stars.
There was no change in the three-star list, with six Hong Kong and two Macau restaurants maintaining them for another year. The three star venues are deemed ‘exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey’ and include L’Atelier de Joel Rubuchon and T’ang Court.
This year’s guide has 19 two-star eateries with 14 of those in Hong Kong. The new entrants to the two-star list, which are considered ‘excellent cooking, worth a detour’ include French/Japanese fusion eatery Ta Vie, Japanese-style Kashiwaya and Feng Wei Ju and Mizumi in Macau.
There are now 53 one-star ‘quality cooking, worth a stop’ restaurants, with 41 of them in Hong Kong. There are seven new one star entrants to this year’s guide, including VEA, Epure, IM Teppanyaki & Wine, Beefbar, The Peninsula’s Spring Moon, Sushi Tokami and Yat Tung Heen. In Macau, 12 restaurants have one star, with new entries being Lai Heen, Pearl Dragon and Ying.
A further 75 restaurants were given a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin guide inspectors, which recognises restaurants which have three dishes for a maximum price of HK$300. This year’s street food category has 21 Hong Kong eateries and 12 Macau establishments. The Michelin guide is produced in 28 countries, featuring some of the best gourmet dining in the world as well as new and emerging trends and young chefs.
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