André Chiang (right side of the table, in the middle) and his Restaurant André brigade enjoy a rather un-Michelin pizza party. Image courtesy of Restaurant André

Restaurant André reaches for the (Michelin) stars

Chef André Chiang’s eight-point culinary philosophy wins him two Michelin stars in the new Singapore guide

The Taiwanese chef and Phaidon author André Chiang may have trained in Paris, yet he took his skills back east, establishing some of the most highly regarded restaurants in both Taipei and Singapore following his own eight-point personal culinary credo, octaphilophy: salt, texture, memory, pure, terroir, south, artisan and unique.

Now the francophone world has followed in Chiang’s footsteps, with the new Michelin Guide to Singapore awarding the chef’s eponymous Singapore establishment, Restaurant André two stars. Following the announcement, which took place yesterday at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, Chiang paid tribute to both his patrons and staff, who played their part in the restaurant’s rise.


André Chiang at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards earlier this year
André Chiang at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards earlier this year

“This award is dedicated to my entire Restaurant André brigade,” said Chiang, “and we will continue to move forward with passion, persistence, and perseverance. To our dearest guests, it is your endless support that allows us to rise to the highest standards in Singapore and abroad. We have enjoyed sharing our cuisine with you since day one and hope that with each visit, you feel the humility, the creativity, and the passion of our brigade. We look forward to continuing this beautiful journey together and to making Singapore proud!”

We look forward to that too. For more on Chef Chiang’s life, recipes and outlook invest in a copy of the truly beautiful Octaphilosophy here.