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Meta Eating at three restaurants with a combined five Michelin stars is perhaps de rigueur for those such as Andy Hayler, but it was quite the run of excess by my standards. Having experienced the highs of Les Amis and the relative lows of Shisen Hanten, I wasn’t quite sure how one-star Meta would match …

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Shisen Hanten With my faith in the Michelin Guide restored after an excellent meal at Les Amis, my next meal – breakfast was out of the question after the gourmand feast the night before – was lunch at Shisen Hanten. It is Singapore’s only two-star Chinese restaurant. What’s more it was located in my hotel, …

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Les Amis The Michelin Guide in Asia is a real mixed bag. Aside from things like the $2 Michelin star hawker stall and a range of Bib Gourmands in Singapore food centres, there’s a perception of some of the awards at the starrier end being rather misplaced. This was backed up entirely by my experience …

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Tekka Market, Little India The next stop on my jaunt around Singapore’s hawker markets and food centres was Little India’s Tekka Market. Along similar lines to the Chinatown Complex but for Indian food, ingredients and styles, I felt like I might be timing it right by arriving for such a late lunch that it bordered …

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Matsuya My quest for mid-market Singapore options led me to follow a recommendation from my friend Claire to give Matsuya, a sushi place near Raffles Hotel, a look. Kaiseki – the Japanese tasting menu dinner style from which many western cooking styles draw inspiration – is scarcely an accepted (or acceptable) definition of mid-market but …

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