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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Dining' started by uggboy, Dec 2, 2015.
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Michelin announces new destination: Singapore
Why, seriously why? I see Michelin being the guide for someone who wants Italian, French or "safe" food when traveling to Singapore rather than showing any interest in the local dining scene.
There is no way Michelin is going to go as deep or have the breadth that KF Setoh has done with his company Mankasutra.
The Mankansutra guides are fantastic and describe the local dining/food scene in great detail, not only for Singapore but Malaysia, Indonesia, also.
Thanks for your recommendations, however Michelin remains for us a wonderful source to discover beautiful dining experiences around the world and we're glad they add Singapore to their reviewed portfolio. Cheers!
Michelin probably figures (rightly I imagine) that there is a
constituency, perhaps largely western-based, for its kind of
viewpoint; and frankly to ignore a food town as important
as Singapore would detract crom the credibility of the brand.
Sure, the more adventurous might benefit from Makansutra
and the vast proliferation of Hungry Bunnies and Ranting
Pandas and such, but for most affluent mainstreamers,
those who are focused on the higher-end experience, will find
such a guide quite useful.
I think Michelin's main focus are the transient outside businesspersons who eat at the many of the hotel's restaurants. For example, how good is Dolce Vita @ Mandrin Oriental or Wan Hao @ Marriott/Orchard. Both are really good, but no telling !
(bolding mine)I suppose you are right. Mrs Willie & I when we first started traveling (a long time ago) would only concentrate on higher-end experiences in regards to dining. I finally realized that in doing so, we were missing out on a wealth of food experiences and denying our palettes flavors/textures that we never would experience at higher-end places.
Even in my hometown Chicago, having dined & continuing to dine at quite a number of "the best" top end restaurants, I can remember/savor far more of my "lower end" meals than I can the top end.
(Personal) case in point: Tonight, 6 of us InsideFlyers/FTers are heading to a central Thai restaurant where there will be dishes I've never had before. The excitement I feel looking forward to tonight was greater than most of my pre dine experiences at top end.
Photos please !!!!
That's interesting! Thanks for sharing your personal experiences and "feelings" with us in regards to your very different dining adventures over the years or even decades.
Ditto +1, would be interesting to see. Cheers!