Inaugural Michelin Guide Taipei Bestows 20 Restaurants with Stars

The prestigious restaurant ranking system looks set to raise the profiles of the city’s most talented chefs.

Le Palais.

Taipei, with its rich gastronomic history and mouth-watering street food, is the latest addition to Michelin Guide’s stable of dining directories.In its inaugural edition, the guide lists 110 restaurants spanning 33 cuisine types, including 20 restaurants that have been awarded one or more stars.

In its inaugural edition, the guide lists 110 restaurants spanning 33 cuisine types, including 20 restaurants that have been awarded one or more stars.

The only establishment to garner the prestigious three-Michelin-star accolade is Le Palais, which is helmed by chef Chan Wai-Keung and serves fine Cantonese dishes alongside other regional Chinese fare.

Other highlights include Japanese contemporary restaurant Ryu Gin and The Guest House, both of which were recognized with two Michelin stars. The latter is popular for its Hunan and Sichuan dishes, presented with unique textures and flavors.

Unlike the Michelin Guides for Bangkok and Singapore, which awarded street-food vendors Jay Fai and Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle with one star each respectively, Taipei’s guide failed to bestow any such outlets with a well-deserved star.

That said, the guide’s list of freshly minted Bib Gourmand eateries includes 10 street-food vendors from some of the city’s beloved night markets. For the uninitiated, this distinction is given to establishments offering a quality meal within an affordable price range.

For the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Taipei, click here.

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