Top Five Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Southeast Asia
Derived from France, Michelin Star is hallmark of amazing quality for restaurants around the world that is assessed by expert restaurant reviewers at the levels from 1 to 3 stars. It can be said that, for the evaluation of a restaurant, nothing is more credible and prestigious than a golden Michelin star.
The Michelin Star is the standard classification between restaurants, in which one star means a very good restaurant in its average category, two stars symbolize a restaurant with excellent quality, that is worth to pay a visit and three stars represent a restaurant with amazingly unique culinary style that is absolutely worth spending a journey for.
Restaurants which have achieved one to three stars will have its reputation enhanced worldwide and whether the reservation at these restaurants might take up to a whole year to be finished; millions of customers across the world still do not stop dreaming of experiencing the great culinary quality in those places that are labeled with reputable Michelin stars.
For Southeast Asia, the Michelin Star hasn’t seemed to reach, just yet. However, there have been quite of a lot of Michelin-starred chefs who choose this region to be their destination.
If you’ve been to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Phillippines, consider the below list to dine at. They serve so well with excellent dishes prepared by Michelin-starred chefs themselves.
5. La Maison 1888 - VIETNAM
Capturing the essences of French cuisine, La Maison 1888 is the first restaurant in Da Nang, Vietnam that features a Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. Coming here with its truly special setting of a colonial French-Eurasian family, you will be given the chance to fully enjoy your meal starts with a post-dinner drink chosen from an extensive menu of aged whiskies and infused vodkas and finishes with a variety of distinctive main dishes and desserts.
4. Le Planteur - MYANMAR
Located at Yangon city and run by Eric Eppisser – one of the top Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, Le Planteur is reported as the best restaurant in the whole country. Not only the wonderful food but also the ambience and the relaxing set-up in the garden will certainly be one of the best upscale experiences for you to explore in Myanmar.
3. Hakkasan - INDONESIA
Being the first Chinese restaurant that was ever awarded a Michelin star, Hakkaksan since has become one of the most distinguished international restaurant, lounge and nightlife brands. Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee with his dedication has led Hakkaksan to achieve numerous awards, in which are multiple Michelin stars for the Hakkasan restaurant chain all over the world. You can find Hakkasan restaurant not only in Mumbai, India but also at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai during your unforgettable trip to discover the stunning Southeast Asia.
Soon, it will open in the early half of 2018 in Jakarta.
2. Ithaa - PHILIPPINES
Enjoying a lavish six-course meal of European cuisine while experiencing a 180-degree aquatic view at three-Michelin-starred Ithaa restaurant in Maldives, Philippines; you can always contemplate the life under the sea of various exotic colorful fishes and get yourself immersed in the delightful feelings of dishes that if once tried, you will never forget how it tastes like.
1. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon - THAILAND
Holding up to 28 Michelin stars globally, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Bangkok, Thailand delivers unbelievably delicious and beautifully presented dishes combining classic French inspiration, outstanding creation and the freshest ingredients, all of which will undoubtedly bring you the best food experiences of your life.