Robuchon dominates Miele Guide's restaurant awards

Robuchon dominates Miele Guide's restaurant awards

Asian cuisine has a weak showing in Miele Guide's new list of top feeds in Asia
Winners of The Miele Guide 2009/2010
Masters of Asia's culinary universe -- representatives from Jaan Par Andre, Les Amis, Robuchon and Iggy's hoist up their trophies
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong has topped Miele Guide's list of the top restaurants in Asia, with second place going to last year’s winner Iggy’s in Singapore. Third is Robuchon a Galera, in Macau, also owned by Robuchon.

European fare and European chefs took the lion's share of the wins, with Asian cuisine making a weak showing -- Hong Kong's iconic Yung Kee restaurant claimed tenth spot, while Japan's fine eateries were also conspicuously absent with only U.S.-headquartered Nobu Hong Kong in 15th place.

One surprise winner was Jaan Par Andre from Singapore, headed by chef Andre Chiang who took the previously unplaced restaurant and made it all the way up top to fourth position. Chef Chiang, a disciple of Robuchon, Gagnaire and the Pourcels, re-invented the menu of Jaan Par Andre, located at the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford Hotel Singapore, to offer what the Guide calls "fabulously delicate yet complex modern French cuisine."

The announcements were made at the launch of the 2009/2010 Miele Guide, which features 450 restaurants across Asia -- 130 more than the first edition’s list. There are three new countries added: Brunei, Nepal and Sri Lanka -- brining to 16 the number of Asian countries featured.

The guide was launched at a private gala dinner at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, where The Miele Guide’s new list of Asia’s Top 20 restaurants was also announced.

Miele Guides top 20 restaurants:

  1. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China
  2. Iggy’s, Singapore
  3. Robuchon a Galera, Macau, China
  4. Jaan par Andre, Singapore
  5. Les Amis, Singapore
  6. Mozaic, Bali, Indonesia
  7. Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine, Singapore
  8. Laris, Shanghai, China
  9. Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia
  10. Yung Kee, Hong Kong, China
  11. Bukhara, New Delhi, India
  12. Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck, Beijing, China
  13. Zanotti II Ristorante Italiano, Bangkok, Thailand
  14. M on the Bund, Shanghai, China
  15. Nobu, Hong Kong, China
  16. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
  17. Antonio’s, Cavite, Philippines
  18. Aubergine, Manila, Philippines
  19. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong, China
  20. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Tokyo, Japan

The Miele Guide 2009/2010 edition is now available at and all major bookstores across Asia, at the retail price of US$15.