Presenting The Miele Guide 2013 Winners…

Fresh off the press, direct from The Miele Guide 2013 launch party.

Though some people would have you believe it’s big news, no one batted an eyelid when it was announced that Iggy’s wasn’t at the top of the list. But the funniest quote would have to go to David Thompson who was voted Chef of Chefs by his peers when he said, “I didn’t vote”.

It appears that the top country for fine-dining is China with Singapore coming up close and Indonesia delivering a nice European touch to an Asian finish.

Anyway, all my favorite restaurants made it to the guide. However, instead of sloppily cutting and pasting just the top 10 names into one paragraph, here’s the top 20 restaurants named in The Miele Guide 2013 in a proper list.

  1. Robuchon Au Dome, Macau, China
  2. Waku Ghin, Singapore
  3. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China
  4. Iggy’s, Singapore
  5. Mozaic, Bali, Indonesia
  6. Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  7. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
  8. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  9. 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
  10. Les Amis, Singapore
  11. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
  12. Tippling Club, Singapore
  13. Sarong, Bali, Indonesia
  14. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China
  15. One Harbour Road, Hong Kong, China
  16. Dakshin, Chennai, India
  17. Antonio’s, Cavite, Philippines
  18. Nihon Ryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
  19. Metis Restaurant and Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
  20. Bukhara, New Delhi, India

The launch party held at Tamarind was successful thanks to the hardworking team at Ate Consulting.

To close, I’ll leave you with two thoughts on the food served at the launch party:

  1. Truffle oil with Buah Keluak is a fail. The flavors are muddied (conflict is not contrast) and the artificiality of the Truffle Oil is heightened.
  2. When it comes to Bak Chor Mee: Vinegar is as important as the Chili. Too much or little of anything throws the whole ensemble off balance.

Posted on 22nd Jan 2013 in Asian, Food and Drink, Fun

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