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Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 21:50
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Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard Singapore prevails as the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore for the fourth consecutive year
SINGAPORE, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard Singapore retained its 
ranking as the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore for the 
fourth year running, after it was awarded two stars in the MICHELIN Guide 
Singapore 2019.

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190918/2584657-1
(Executive Chef Chen Kentaro and his team at Mandarin Orchard Singapore 
celebrating their Michelin win)

"To be recognised alongside Singapore's finest dining establishments is an 
incredible honour," says Chen Kentaro, Executive Chef of the eponymous Szechwan 
restaurant. "In a culinary landscape as remarkably diverse and competitive as 
that of Singapore, to keep raising the bar higher is no mean feat. I continue 
to be guided by my vision of promoting a greater appreciation for Szechwan 
cuisine, and inspired by the continuing love and support of all our guests." 

Launched in 2014 as the international debut of Japan's famed Shisen Hanten 
chain of Szechwan restaurants, Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro is the product of 
a proud culinary legacy that began in 1958 with the founding of the first 
Shisen Hanten restaurant in Japan by Chinese émigré, Chen Kenmin, who later 
became known as the "Father of Szechwan cuisine in Japan".

The torch was then passed down to his eldest son, Chen Kenichi, nicknamed the 
"Szechwan Sage" and one of Japan's most celebrated Iron Chefs. It was under 
Chen Kenichi's helm that Shisen Hanten expanded as a family business across 
Japan to become the widely acclaimed restaurant chain that it is today.

Third-generation, Chen Kentaro, now carries on the family legacy. At Shisen 
Hanten by Chen Kentaro, he articulates his mastery of Szechwan cuisine through 
innovative dishes that incorporate more traditional flavours with a Japanese 
twist. The most popular item on the menu is Chen's Mapo Doufu, an original Chen 
family recipe using doubanjiang (chilli broad bean paste) that is fermented 
over three years. The end result is an extraordinarily soft and silky tofu dish 
that is best enjoyed when deliciously paired with a bowl of fragrant Hokkaido 
rice. Other must-try dishes are Chen's Original Spicy Noodle Soup; Stewed Fish 
Fillet in Super Spicy Szechwan Pepper Sauce; and Sautéed Szechwan Chilli Pepper 
and Chicken.

It was in 2016 that Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro joined Singapore's first-ever 
list of Michelin hotels and restaurants, achieving the highest star rating for 
a Chinese restaurant island-wide and maintaining its status since.

The MICHELIN Guide started over a century ago awarding stars to fine dining 
establishments. Today it rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 
territories, across three continents. With its unique rating system, the 
MICHELIN Guide is a hallmark of fine dining quality for restaurants around the 
world. It goes to great lengths to protect the anonymity of its inspectors who 
are tasked to rank the different establishment based on the quality of 
ingredients, mastery of flavour and cooking technique, personality of chef in 
the cuisine, value for money, and consistency between visits.

A two-star rating is described as "a restaurant worth a detour, indicating 
excellent cuisine and skilfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding 
quality".

For more information on Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard 
Singapore, visit www.shisenhanten.com.sg. 

SOURCE Mandarin Orchard Singapore

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