Penang is officially a Michelin Star Studded Food City after the first edition of the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang revelation was done on 13th December 2022 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel. In the guide, Penang has a total of 46 food establishments, with two restaurants awarded with One MICHELIN Star, 17 Bib Gourmand, 27 Michelin Selected, and a Michelin Young Chef Award.
The Michelin guide book is published by the French tyre company MICHELIN since 1900. This reputable international food guide acknowledged establishments with outstanding culinary performance in related aspects.
To commemorate the achievement, the Penang state government and its tourism bureau – Penang Global Tourism hosted the PENANG IS MICHELIN-STAR GLAZED event. The appreciation and recognition night for the Michelin Star awardess was held on 10th January 2023 in Amari Spice Penang. Gracing the event was Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow.
Also present was Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy, YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang Global Tourism (PGT) chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan, Association of Tourism Attractions Penang (ATAP) chairman Datuk Ch’ng Huck Theng along with distinguished guests.
The two restaurants which were awarded One MICHELIN Star are: Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery, and Au Jardin. The former has a repertoire of Peranakan dishes while the latter takes pride in serving sophisticated European fare with subtle local twists.
Michelin Young Chef Lim Yan You – Au Jardin
One MICHELIN Star: Au Jardin
One MICHELIN Star: Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery
The 17 restaurants that were awarded the Bib Gourmand are:
Bridge Street Prawn Noodle, Communal Table by Gēn, Duck Blood Curry Mee, Green House Prawn Mee, Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine, Ming Qing Charcoal Duck Egg Char Koay Teow,Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay, Neighbourwood, Penang Road Famous Laksa , Rasa Rasa Nyonya, Sardaarji, Taman Bukit Curry Mee, Teksen, Thara, Theeni Pandarams, Tho Yuen, Wan Dao Tou Assam Laksa,
Michelin Bib Gourmand Awardees
Michelin Bib Gourmand – Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Kuih
Michelin Bib Gourmand – Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine
Michelin Bib Gourmand – Tho Yuen
Michelin Bib Gourmand – Communal Table by Gēn 根
The Michelin Selected outlets are:
Air Itam Sister Curry Mee, Ali Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang, Bali Hai Seafood Market, Bao Teck Tea House, Bee See Heong, Bibik’s Kitchen, Bite N Eat Dindigul Biriyani, BM Yam Rice, Chao Xuan, Curios-City, Fatty Loh Chicken Rice, Feringgi Grill, Flower Mulan, Gen, Goh Thew Chik Hainan Chicken Rice, Il Bacaro, Jawi House, Kebaya Dining Room, Kota Dine & Coffee, La Vie, Lao San Tong Bah Kut Teh, Misai Mee Jawa (Butterworth), Pitt Street Koay Teow Soup, The Pinn, Tok Tok Mee Bamboo Noodle, WhatSaeb Boat Noodles and Woodlands.
Michelin Selected Awardees
Michelin Selected – Bao Teck Tea House
Michelin Selected – Bibik’s Kitchen
Michelin Selected – Flower Mulan
Michelin Selected – II Bacaro
Michelin Selected – Kota Dine & Coffee
Michelin Selected – Bali Hai Seafood Market
Michelin Selected – Ali Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang
Michelin Selected – Pitt Street Koay Teow Soup
More info on the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023 is available for free at https://guide.michelin.com/.