Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides, introduces the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao 2017 in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 9, 2016. The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao 2017 was unveiled here Wednesday, recognizing nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong and five in Macao. (Xinhua/Li Peng)
The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao 2017 was unveiled here Wednesday, recognizing nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong and five in Macao.
The esteemed restaurant guide features 238 restaurants in Hong Kong and 68 in Macao, including 80 starred restaurants -- 61 in Hong Kong and 19 in Macao -- along with 75 Bib Gourmand-rated eateries serving three-set menus for a maximum of 300 Hong Kong dollars (38.7 U.S. dollars).
In this selection, the entirety of three-star restaurants, of which six are in Hong Kong and two in Macao, maintain their stars -- a distinction enjoyed by few more than 100 restaurants worldwide.
Nineteen restaurants were awarded two stars, including two new entries each from Hong Kong and Macao.
Meanwhile, the guide awards 53 restaurants with one star, including 41 in Hong Kong and 12 in Macao, representing all styles of cuisine. Ten of the restaurants were awarded for the first time.
"I'm pleased to tell you that Hong Kong and Macao remain among the finest, most exciting and dynamic dining destinations in the world today," Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides, told a press conference held here Wednesday morning.
Twenty-one addresses in Hong Kong and 12 in Macao are featured in this year's street food category, reflecting the local gastronomic landscape and lifestyle.
The Michelin guides, first published in France more than a century ago to promote automobile travel, now cover three continents and spotlight diverse cuisines. The first Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macao was released at the end of 2008.