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Top Chef - Singapore

klyeoh | Jun 10, 200802:54 AM

Quite challenge in multi-cultural, multi-cuisine Singapore. But I just want to find out from fellow Chowhounders, who you'd think is the best chef in Singapore if you can only choose ONE.

Some likely candidates which come to my mind (IMHO):

- Chan Kwok (Hua Ting)
- Chan Chen Hei (Chef Chan)
- Emmanuel Stroobant (St Pierre)
- Gunther Hubrechsen (Gunther's)
- Julien Bompard (St Julien)
- Milind Sovani (Song of India)
- Nicolas Joanny (Nicolas le Restaurant)
- Roberto Galetti (Garibaldi)
- Sam Leong (Tung Lok Group)
- Thomas Mayr (Les Amis)
- Valentino Valtulina (Valentino's)
- Yoshio Nogawa (Nogawa's)

My personal choice is Chan Kwok of Hua Ting. He was the first chef to introduce really good HK-standard Cantonese fare when he cooked at Crystal Jade's first restaurant in the old Cairnhill Hotel back in 1991. Cantonese fare in Singapore has never looked back since, and we Singaporeans no longer need to fly all the way to HK for good roast goose, roast pork, oyster fritters, sharksfin soup (I'm being politically-incorrect here), etc.

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