The first Michelin Guide for Taipei was unveiled on Mar. 14, with a total of 20 restaurants being awarded a star rating. The Chinese restaurant Le Palais was the only one to receive a three-star rating, with two restaurants — Japanese contemporary restaurant RyuGin and Chinese restaurant The Guest House — being given two stars each, while another 17 restaurants were accorded a one-star rating.
The Michelin Guide is known as the “gourmet Bible.” The first edition was published in 1900, making it the world’s oldest tourist and restaurant guide. The star rating system, still used today, was introduced in 1936. The ranking is divided into three star ratings, with one star meaning the restaurant is an outstanding restaurant in its category, two stars denoting that the restaurant provides excellent cooking worth a detour, and three stars meaning it offers exceptional cuisine worth a special journey.
In 2007 the guide started extending its gaze into Asia, publishing editions for Japan, Hong Kong and Macao, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and Bangkok. Taiwan is now the 31st country or area to have a Michelin Guide published.
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