TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Michelin Guide Taipei 2019 was officially unveiled on April 10, celebrating Cantonese restaurant Le Palais (頤宮) with three stars for the second consecutive year.
Two-star winners include RAW, Taïrroir (態芮), Sushi Amamoto (鮨天本), Shoun RyuGin (祥雲龍吟), and The Guest House (請客樓). The popular also announced 18 one-star restaurants, among which Tainan Tan Tsu Mien Seafood (台南担仔麵) in Snake Alley (Huaxi Street) goes from local stand to become the creator of exceptional seafood flavors.
Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said that the 127 restaurants covered by the red book tell of Taiwan rich food culture. “Since Taiwan is surrounded by the ocean, it is a paradise for seafood lovers. Also, you can discover the history while tasting local cuisines since Taiwan is deeply influenced by Japanese and Chinese culture,” said Poullennec.
Asked about Taiwan ingredients used in the award-winning dishes, Poullennec remarked that local chefs utilize the craft they have learned abroad before they come back to devote to their extraordinary talents to the dining industry. It is because all the local talents that Taipei offers a one-of-a-kind food scene that attracts visitors from around the world every year.
Michelin Guide list of 2019 winners:
Three-star: Le Palais
Two-star: RAW, Shoun RyuGin (祥雲龍吟), Sushi Amamoto, Taïrroir, and The Guest House (請客樓).
One-star: Three Coins (大三元), Da-Wan (大腕), Danny’s Steakhouse, Golden Formosa (金蓬萊遵古台菜), Impromptu by Paul Lee, Ken An Ho (謙安和), Kitcho (吉兆割烹壽司), L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, logy, Longtail, Ming Fu (明福台菜海產), Mountain and Sea House (山海樓), MUME, Sushi Nomura, Shushi Ryu, Tainan Tan Tsu Mien Seafood (台南担仔麵), Tien Hsiang Lo (天香樓), and Ya Ge (雅閣).