The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024
Thank you The MICHELIN Guide for inviting me to The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 event. This is my first time attending The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang event and as a foodie, I am very grateful.
I have edited a simple video of The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 review as below and you watched it on Youtube.
Inclusive of the Starred, Bib Gourmand, and Selected dining establishments, this year’s selection presents a total of 127 eateries that serve as a testament to the rich tapestry of culinary diversity found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. These establishments offer a wide range of over 30 different cuisine types, including street food.
The biggest winner of the The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 is Dewakan. They are the first Michelin Two Stars restaurant in Malaysia.
I spoke briefly with Chef Darren Teoh and I jokingly told him I have not dined in his restaurant yet but congratulations.
Congratulations also to BETA. I heard so many good reviews of this restaurant and they are well deserved to be awarded Michelin One Star.
Four MICHELIN Guide Special Awards
In addition to recommending quality restaurants, the MICHELIN Guide also aims to highlight talented individuals who contribute to enhancing the gastronomic dining experience. By doing so, it also acknowledges the diversity of jobs and know-hows involved in the restaurant industry.
The MICHELIN Guide Service Award
The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Service Award aims to highlight and encourage skilled and talented professionals who dramatically add to the customer experience. This year’s MICHELIN Guide Service Award, presented by FunNow, is awarded to Wan Mohd Zulkifeli, recognised for his exceptional knowledge, attentiveness, and composed demeanour as he leads the team at Gai by Darren Chin (Kuala Lumpur). Mr. Zulkifeli willingly shares his professional skills with the staff, contributing to the creation of a solid service team that ensures a harmonious dining ambiance.
The MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award
The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award recognises the skills, knowledge, and passion of talented sommeliers of the industry. This year’s Sommelier Award is given to Yap Cze Ying, who serves as the sommelier and restaurant manager at Hide (Kuala Lumpur). Ms. Yap, although she may be somewhat reserved, possesses a well-groomed and welcoming attitude. She also exudes a genuine passion for wine management and hospitality.
The MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award
The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award recognises a young chef working in a restaurant of the selection, and whose exceptional talent and great potential have impressed the inspectors. This year, the Young Chef Award is given to Johnson Wong Jia Liang from Gēn (Penang). A Le Cordon Bleu Sydney graduate, Mr. Wong, the chef-owner of Gēn, was born in 1991 and has honed his culinary expertise in some of the finest kitchens. He is committed to local ingredients and aimed at presenting them with native flavours complemented by his memories of growing up in Malaysia.
The MICHELIN Guide Opening of the Year Award
The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Opening of the Year Award is given to a chef, host, or restaurant manager, for the successful opening of a dining venue over the past 12 months, with a creative degustation concept and a cuisine approach which has had an impact on the local gastronomic scene.
This award, presented by UOB, marks the first-ever Opening of the Year Award in Malaysia. The recognition is given to Remash Thangaraj from Jwala (Kuala Lumpur). Opened in 2023, with custom-made tandoors, Jwala, which means “flame” in Sanskrit, serves up refined charcoal-grilled specialties of Northern India.
25 New Dining Establishments Join the MICHELIN Selected Distinction
In addition to the Starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand food establishments, the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 welcomes 25 new recommended establishments to the MICHELIN Guide 2024 selection which showcase the region’s diverse culinary landscape, bringing the total number of MICHELIN Selected establishments to 77.
Of the 25 new MICHELIN Selected establishments, 16 are located in Kuala Lumpur, and 9 are in Penang.
Here is my thoughts about The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024. The The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 Review event was very well run.
Glad to see Nadia Heng as the presenter and I have not met her for years. On top of that, glad to meet my friends as well as new friends.
I love some of the new restaurants added to The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang. This includes Café Café (hidden gem restaurant for decades), Entier (affordable fine dining), Frangipaani, Wagyu Kappo Yoshida (I was recommended to this restaurant by a veteran Japanese chef) as well as Sek Yuen.
I have not started The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang food hunting yet but I am planning to do so in 2024. I hope to try one of the Michelin Star restaurants in Malaysia in 2024 and that is one of my goals. Once again, I am grateful to attend The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 and hope to see everyone again next year.
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