While five new restaurants were awarded one star in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei; two one-star restaurants in Southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City drew attention.
For the first time this year, Taipei and Kaohsiung were evaluated in the Michelin Guide. Gwendal Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guide, said:
“By adding Tainan and Kaohsiung – two cities with their own distinctive culinary identities, which have impressed our inspectors – to our restaurant selection, we also hope our selection will further satisfy local and international gourmets looking for unforgettable experiences, from fancy places to night food market stalls.”
5 Places in Taipei That Won One Star
Shin Yeh Taiwanese Signature
Holt, under Canadian chef Jeffrey Downs
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The Guest House
One Star in Tainan
Liberté, where chef Kenji Takeda flexes his French honed muscle
Sho承, the first overseas outpost of famed Tokyo restaurant Den, helmed by chef Fujimoto Shoichi.
Taichung retains its five michelin-starred restaurants, which includes two-starred JL Studio, and one-starred Fleur de Sel, Forchetta, Oretachi No Nikuya and Sur, with no newcomers to report this year.
The Michelin Guide Taipei, Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung 2022 in a snapshot:
1 three-Michelin-star restaurant
7 two-Michelin-star restaurants
30 one-Michlelin-star restaurants (7 new for 2022)