Dec 4 Noodle, rice porridge and gourmet French
restaurants are among those given coveted Michelin stars in the
fifth edition of the guide for Hong Kong and the neighbouring
gambling hub of Macau.
The 2013 Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau, which goes
on sale on Wednesday, has expanded its coverage to include 65
new restaurants in the two cities as well as broadening its
The four Hong Kong restaurants that received the coveted
three-star rating last year all maintained their lustre, as did
the sole Macau winner, French contemporary restaurant Robuchon
"Quality is the only thing that counts, and this new
selection proves how the richness and diversity of your
gastronomy is surprising year after year," said Michael Ellis,
international director of the Michelin guides, in a statement.
The four Hong Kong restaurants awarded three stars are
French restaurants Caprice and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon,
Italian restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo-Bombana, and Cantonese
restaurant Lung King Heen.
A total of 68 of 300 listed restaurants were awarded stars.
Some 70 percent of the standard restaurants included offered
Chinese cuisine, ranging from Sichuan and Cantonese to Hakka and
There were also 63 simple shop restaurants listed, including
dim sum, noodle and congee rice porridge eateries.
The first Michelin restaurant guide, aimed at drivers in the
early days of motoring, was published by the tyre company in
1900. The star rating system was introduced in the 1920s.
(Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Nick Macfie)