87 MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS UNVEILED IN HONG KONG & MACAU

Hong Kong and Macau’s stellar food scene is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why globetrotters flock to these two territories year after year. As Asia Pacific anticipates the recovery of travel, why not turn your attention to this year’s Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau? With 277 eateries and 54 lodging establishments recognised, there’s no better time to plan for a future feast.

Now in its 13th edition, the guide has crowned 10 restaurants with new stars, including two new two-star restaurants and eight new one-star restaurants. This brings the total to 69 starred restaurants in Hong Kong and 18 starred restaurants in Macau.

Acknowledging the sheer resilience of the restauranteurs during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides said: “The 2021 edition is a celebration of the courage and creativity of the restaurant industry and its commitment to serving local communities as well as medical staff. 2020 was a year full of challenges but also opportunities for innovation. Despite the difficult times, the wonderful culinary journeys and the unfailing talent behind every plate proposed to diners in Hong Kong and Macau have amazed our inspectors.”

Uni custard at Roganic.

Noteworthy are Tate (main photo) and L’Envol in the St.Regis Hong Kong, both of which entered the two-star ranks for the first time. The former, led by owner-chef Vicky Lau, blurs the boundary between French and Chinese cooking through refined cuisine, while the latter captures the essence of French fine dining thanks to chef Olivier Elzer’s flair for artfully-plated dishes.

Meanwhile, seven new one-star restaurants were crowned in Hong Kong, with one promoted to one-star in Macau. Highlights include new restaurant Andō, which showcases chef-founder Agustin Balbi’s Argentinian roots with a strong dose of Japanese influence, as well as the outpost of 20-year old band Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui), which beautifully executes Hong Kong Shanghainese, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang dishes.

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021 also marked the debut of Michelin Green Star, which spotlights establishments that are making efforts to promote sustainable gastronomy. The award went to Roganic in Hong Kong, which uses local produce and grow their own microgreens in-house; as well as the IFT Educational Restaurant in Macau, which converts food waste into fertiliser and has a solar energy system.

The 2021 selection includes:

Hong Kong

  • 7 Three Star restaurants
  • 12 Two Star restaurants (include 2 promoted ones)
  • 50 One Star restaurants (including 7 new/promoted ones)
  • 1 restaurant awarded a MICHELIN Green Star
  • 62 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 1 Bib Gourmand street food address (including 7new ones)
  • 65 MICHELIN Plate restaurants (including 11 new ones)
  • 21 MICHELIN Plate street food addresses (including 1 new one)

Macau

  • 3 Three Star restaurants
  • 6 Two Star restaurants
  • 9 One Star restaurants (including 1 promoted one)
  • 1 restaurant awarded a MICHELIN Green Star
  • 7 Bib Gourmand restaurants
  • 25 MICHELIN Plate restaurants
  • 9 MICHELIN Plate street food addresses

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