Michelin-starred restaurant brings tastes of Amazon to Paris

At his Paris restaurant “Oka,” Brazilian-born chef Raphael Rego combines a French culinary heritage with products he imports from the Amazon. His is the first restaurant offering Brazilian cuisine to be awarded a Michelin star outside of Brazil.

Hong Kong gifts Pakistan a culinary star

A pair of his father’s old tandoor ovens helped Hong Kong restaurateur Asim Hussain achieve a dream — the world’s first Michelin star for a Pakistani restaurant, an accolade he hopes will fire interest in the country’s often overlooked cuisine. Like many of Hong Kong’s 85,000 strong South Asian population, Hussein’s family trace their lineage in the bustling financial hub back generations, when the city was a British colonial outpost.

Local produce specialist Laurent Petit wins third Michelin star

French chef and local produce specialist Laurent Petit has been awarded a third Michelin star for his restaurant, the Clos des Sens in Annecy, southern France, using ingredients which come exclusively from his garden or nearby.

Three Michelin stars for chefs Laurent Petit an Mauro Colagreco

Michelin launches the 2019 edition of its famous guide to French restaurants, awarding top honors to French chef Laurent Petit and Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco. A record 75 restaurants have earned new spots in the one, two or three star rankings for this year. IMAGES of the awards

Tsukiji: It’s not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

When two-starred Michelin chef Lionel Beccat reminisces about Tsukiji, the world’s biggest fish market in Tokyo, it is not the ocean’s bounty that stirs memories but the fishmongers themselves.

‘Chef of the century’, Joel Robuchon, dies at 73

Joel Robuchon, the world’s most-starred Michelin chef who tore down kitchen walls to give diners new insights into the art of haute cuisine, has died at 73.

Dropout to Michelin stars: The rise of chef Chan in Taiwan

Ken Chan has come a long way since he started out wheeling a trolley in a dim sum restaurant, becoming the first chef in his adopted home of Taiwan to win three Michelin stars.

Homeless Lebanese dishwasher becomes Michelin-starred chef

When Lebanese chef Alan Geaam first arrived in Paris two decades ago he found himself sleeping on the streets, lost and penniless with hardly a word of French. This week Geaam, who began his career as a dishwasher while he was sleeping rough in a Paris park, received his first Michelin star from the French gastronomic bible for his acclaimed new restaurant within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomphe.

Thai street food star feels heat of Michelin fame

Wearing her trademark ski goggles for protection from flying sparks, Thai cook Jay Fai hunches over two sizzling woks as tourists from around the world line up for three-hour-long queues at her modest streetside eatery.

Taiwan’s foodie cred given Michelin boost

From streetside stalls dishing out one dollar bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese capital selecting restaurants for its first ever guide. The island’s reputation among in-the-know travellers as a foodie paradise will be further burnished when Taipei becomes the latest Asian city to have its own Michelin guide in the first quarter of 2018.