T’ang court gains three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2016
New street food section marks a world first for the MICHELIN Guide
Michelin released the 2016 MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau selection today, celebrating its eighth edition in the two cities – a lucky number in Chinese culture.
This year's selection pays tribute to local cuisine, with Langham Hotel's T'ang Court restaurant awarded three stars. "The Cantonese cuisine proposed by the chef draws from the best culinary traditions of the Tang Dynasty" said Michael Ellis, International Director of MICHELIN Guides. "The Cantonese cuisine is perfectly prepared with harmonious flavours and different textures bringing depth and perfect balance on the palate. Every minute spent at T'ang Court plunges you into the golden age of Chinese history, making for a unique experience that is well worth the journey".
In Hong Kong, two restaurants obtained two stars: Forumand Ming Court, which both serve local Cantonese cuisine. In Macau, Cantonese restaurant Jade Dragon and French restaurant The Tasting Room, both located in the City of Dreams mall, also gained two stars.
This year, 11 restaurants gained a star for the first time, including Lei Garden, Peking Graden, Qi, and the french restaurants ON, Serge et le Phoque, and Ta Vie in Hong Kong. In Macau, Feng Wei Ju, Mizumi, Shinji, and 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo and Terrazza were also awarded one star.
For the first time, 23 Hong Kong and 12 Macau locations serving street food were featured in the Guide. "The inclusion of street food in a selection is a first in the history of the MICHELIN Guides" said Michael ELLIS, who explained the new addition: "The MICHELIN Guide has always been a true reflection of the restaurant scene in the cities and countries that we cover. In Hong Kong, street food is part of the local way of life: the city never sleeps, the streets are constantly bustling, and Hong Kong residents love to eat out, without necessarily sitting down and spending a lot of money. Street food occupies an important place in Hong Kong and Macau’s food scenes, and our inspectors have paid close attention to the quality of dishes on offer and the use of local seasonal produce over the past few years. As a result of our inspectors’ observations, we believe street food establishments have a rightful place in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau and we are delighted with this major development, which marks a milestone in the history of the MICHELIN guides.
This new category includes a wide variety of cuisines, from fried pork fat noodles to Thai rice noodles, Shanghainese pork buns, octopus marinated in soy sauce, rice rolls, burgers, ginger sweet soup, Korean fried chicken, Cantonese puddings, tofu pudding, satay, Cantonese waffle, wonton noodles, etc.
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau will go on sale on November 6.
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2016, which will go on sale on November 6, features 78 Bib Gourmands and 77 starred restaurants, including:
- 3 stars: 8 restaurants, including 1 new restaurant
- 2 stars: 18 restaurants, including 4 new restaurants
- 1 star: 51 restaurants, including 11 new restaurants