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2022  Michelin stars comparisons among Asian countries

 Michelin cities

number of 3 stars

num. of 2 stars

number of 1 star

total num.

Tokyo (Japan) 12 41 150 203
Hong Kong 7 12 52 71
Kyoto (Japan) 6 19 83 108
Osaka (Japan) 3 11 82 96
Singapore 3 7 41 51
Macau 3 5 7 15
Seoul (Korea) 2 7 24 33
Shanghai (China) 2 8 37 47
Taipei (Taiwan) 1 6 24 31
TaiChung City (Taiwan) 0 1 4 5
Kaohsiung (Taiwan) 0 0 2 2
TaiNan City(Taiwan) 0 0 0 0
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Taipei Times, 2022-9-10,  Liberty Times (Taiwan), 2022-8-30, editorial :
 This year’s Bib Gourmand list for Taiwan includes more than 20 types of cuisine. With Taiwanese cuisine accounting for as high as 30 percent of the total ...
Taiwan's cuisine / 
Indigenous diets are characterized by taro, yam, millet, wild vegetables and herbs, wild boar and seafood. Early Han Chinese immigrants, predominantly from Fujian and Guangdong provinces, introduced their traditional foods to Taiwan, adding a range of new delicacies to the national cuisine. The Japanese colonial era brought a smorgasbord of new flavors and textures to Taiwan, including sashimi, oden (various ingredients simmered in a soy-flavored dashi broth) and boxed meals containing steamed rice and side dishes. At the end of the Chinese Civil War, 2 million Han Chinese arrived on Taiwan’s doorstep and brought with them the eating customs and cuisines of northern and southern China
   ...  
talk.ltn.com.tw/article/paper/1537171    taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2022/09/10/2003785064
 

 

 New York Times, 2022-8-18: Taiwanese cuisine — layered, distinct, multiethnic ...has been shaped by many cultural forces, including the island's Indigenous tribes,  long-established groups of Fujianese and Hakka people; Japanese ;  Chinese immigrants in 1949+...   nytimes.com/2022/08/16/dining/taiwanese-cuisine.html
New York Times, 2022-6-28: Taiwanese Fried Chicken Meets the Moment / As crispy chicken soars in popularity, Taiwanese American chefs are reimagining the street-food classic.  nytimes.com/2022/06/28/dining/Taiwanese-fried-chicken.html

 New Yorker, 2022-8-29: shared a few theories for why Taiwanese food skews sweet: the influence of Shanghainese arrivals in the nineteen-fifties, after the Chinese Civil War; the use of sugar, once a limited commodity, as a way to broadcast wealth. newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/29/the-food-of-taiwan-and-home-at-wenwen

 

Michelin 2022 - starred restaurants in Taipei, TaiChung, Kaohsiung

three-star restaurant Cantonese restaurant Le Palais in Taipei
two-star restaurants Taipei city /  L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Logy, RAW, Shoun Ryugin, Taïrroir, and The Guest House
Tai-Chung city / JL Studio
one-star restaurants Taipei city /  Danny's Steakhouse, De Nuit, Fujin Tree Taiwanese Cuisine & Champagne (Songshan), Golden Formosa, Impromptu by Paul Lee, Ken Anhe, Kitcho and Longtail, Ming Fu, Mipon, Molino de Urdaniz, Mountain and Sea House, Mudan, Sushi Akira, Sushi Nomura, Sushi Ryu, T+T, Tien Hsiang Lo, and Ya Ge
Tai-Chung city / Fleur de Sel, Forchetta, Oretachi No Nikuya, and Sur-
Kaohsiung / LibertéSho承
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Nikkei Asia (Japan), 2022-5-6Costs, COVID and labor crunch hit Taiwan's restaurant industry'Good old days have passed' for dining sector as customer behavior changes.  asia.nikkei.com/Business/Business-trends/Costs-COVID-and-labor-crunch-hit-Taiwan-s-restaurant-industry

New York Times, 2022-5-9:  Restaurants, bars and gyms that were once packed are now noticeably quieter...fear of outbreaks is not uncommon nytimes.com/2022/05/09/world/asia/taiwan-china-covid.html
New York Times, 2022-1-19Many of Taiwan's residents are now proud of their island's culinary offerings, whether it is the classic beef noodle soup — a mix of mainland influences unique to Taiwan — or bubble milk tea, a modern invention.  nytimes.com/2022/01/19/world/asia/taiwan-china-identity.html 

 

Asia's 50 Best restaurants 2022
Taiwan ranks No. 9 in Asia

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 11 No.1, 3, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 36, 42, 43
Thailand 9 No. 2, 4, 7, 10, 25, 29, 31, 33, 46
Hong Kong 6 No. 5,  9,  24, 32,  34,  48
Singapore 7 No. 8, 20, 23, 37, 40, 41, 44
China 4 12, 19, 28, 39
S. Korea 5 16, 18, 26, 27, 30
India 3 21, 22, 49
Sri Lanka 1 35,
Taiwan 2 38(Logy, Taipei), 45(JL Studio, TaiChung)
Macau 1 47
Malaysia 1 50
theworlds50best.com/asia/en/list/1-50
No.1  Den (Tokyo), No.2 Sorn (Bangkok), No.3 Florilege (Tokyo), 4. Le Du (Bangkok), 5. The Chairman (HK), 6.  La Cime (osaka), 7. Suhring (Bangkok), 8. Odette (Singapore), 9. Neighborhood (HK), 10. Nusara (Bangkok)

 

EATER / The world's best 50 restaurants in 2022
Taiwan failed

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 4 No.20  Den (Tokyo), No.30 Florilege (Tokyo),
No. 41.  La Cime (osaka), No. 45  Narisawa (Tokyo)
Hong Kong 1 No. 24.  The Chairman (HK)
Singapore 1 No. 36.  Odette (Singapore)
Thailand 1 No. 39   Sorn (Bangkok)
eater.com/worlds-50-best-restaurants-awards/22960670/worlds-50-best-restaurants-2022-list-winners
   

CNN Travel / World's best restaurants for 2022 revealed
2022-7-20
Taiwan
failed

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 4 No.20  Den (Tokyo), No.30 Florilege (Tokyo),
No. 41.  La Cime (osaka), No. 45  Narisawa (Tokyo)
Hong Kong 1 No. 24.  The Chairman (HK)
Singapore 1 No. 36.  Odette (Singapore)
Thailand 1 No. 39   Sorn (Bangkok)

edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-50-best-restaurants-2022/index.html

 

Economist  /    Global Food Security Index 2022
Taiwan is not included

world rank country Overall Score Affordability Availability Quality & safety Sustainability & Adaptation
6 Japan 79.5 89.8 81.2 77.4 66.1
14 NZ 77.8 91.6 67.7 73.1 75.1
22 Australia 75.4 93.3 61.1 84 58.8
23 UAE 75.2 86.7 73.8 81.3 55.2
25 China 74.2 86.4 79.2 72.0 54.5
28 Singapore 73.1 93.2 77.8 69.7 44.3
30 Qatar 72.4 88.6 72.9 71.7 51.0
39 S Korea 70.2 76.8 71.5 71.5 58.5
41 Malaysia 69.9 87.0 59.5 74.7 53.7
46 Vietnam 67.9 84.0 60.7 70.2 52.2
63 Indonesia 60.2 81.4 50.9 56.2 46.3
64 Thailand 60.1 83.7 52.9 45.3 51.6
impact.economist.com/sustainability/project/food-security-index/


  Taiwan News, 2022-3-23: Pizza Hut unleashed the "Cilantro Century Egg Pig’s Blood Cake Pizza" (香菜皮蛋豬血糕比薩), which was well-received by some Taiwanese but met with disgust by many foreign readers.

 

2021  Michelin stars comparisons among Asian countries

 Michelin cities

number of 3 stars

num. of 2 stars

number of 1 star

total num.

Tokyo (Japan) 12 42 158 212
Hong Kong 10 18 59 87
Kyoto (Japan) 7 19 84 110
Osaka (Japan) 3 12 81 96
Singapore 3 5 41 49
Seoul (Korea) 2 7 34 43
Shanghai (China) 1 10 32 43
Taipei (Taiwan) 1 7 21 29

 

 

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021,   2021-3-25

 rankings     theworlds50best.com/stories/News/asias-50-best-restaurants-2021-the-list-in-pictures.html

 top 10 restaurants :  No. 1.  The Chairman, HK, China   2. Odette, Singapore  3. Den, Japan  4. Le Du, Thailand  5. Gaggan A. , Thailand 6. Suhring, Thailand   7.  Florilege , Japan   8. La Cime, Japan   9.  Narisawa, Japan   10. Mingles, S. Korea

  number of top 40
in each Asian country:

 China  9,    Japan  9,    Singapore  6,   Thailand  5,   Taiwan 4,   S.  Korea 3,   India 2

 

 

   Michelin Stars (2020) comparison among Asian cities

Michelin Guide cities

number of starred restaurants

number of 3-stars restaurants

number of 2 stars

1 star

Tokyo (Japan) 226 11 48 167
Hong Kong,
Macau
85 10 19 56
Kyoto (Japan) 100 8 21 77
Osaka (Japan) 111 3 16 79
Seoul (Korea) 31 2 7 22
Singapore 44 2 5 37
Taipei  (TW) 25 1 6 19
Shanghai (China) 23 1 2 20

 

 

 

★   To emergently rescue dying tourism, Taiwan spent huge money to have <Michelin Guide> Taipei
 
   

pic.: China Times - Want Weekly, No.185: To emergently save dying tourism, Taiwan government spent NT90,000,000 (USD3 millions) to have <Michelin Guide> in Taiwan in 2018. 

 

●  Compare to Chinese world -  Shanghai, HK, Macao, Singapore:

 

Michelin Guide 2018

3 star

2 star

1 star

num. of stars

Bib Gourmand

Hong Kong, Macau
 
8 16 57 81 82
Singapore  jun'17 1 7 30 38 38
Shanghai  sept'17 2 6 22 30 26
Taipei  1 2 17 20 36

 

 

 

 

Lonely Planet, 2022-9-30:What to eat and drink in Taiwan / Yongkang Beef NoodlesTaipei.  pearl milk tea, zhenzhu naicha (珍珠奶茶) in Chun Shui Tang, Taipei.  gooey oyster omelets (蚵仔煎), ‘salt-crisp’ fried chicken tossed with basil leaves and five-spice, and shaved ice desserts (剉冰) in Miaokou Night Market, Keelung.  aboriginal Formosans cuisine: wild boar served with onions and greens, steamed rice stuffed into bamboo tubes, and millet wine – once the tonic of tribal rituals. You might also encounter dishes of betel-nut salad, bird’s nest fern and even flying squirrel try it in Taiya Popo, Yilain. lonelyplanet.com/articles/what-to-eat-and-drink-in-taiwan   

 

Seattle Times, 2021-8-14:  In Taiwan, big data turns pig’s blood and century eggs into hot pizza toppings  /    In 2019, Domino’s Pizza created the boba — a pizza served with sweet tapioca pearls as an homage to the popular bubble milk tea.  ... ramen and spicy hot pot pizza. It even made a pizza topped with durian — a thorny fruit ... The latest invention — featuring a street delicacy made of sticky rice and pig’s blood, and preserved eggs — broke Pizza Hut’s previous sales record set by the durian pizza.     “Every now and then, Taiwanese will go crazy over a new popular, well-talked about food” . “Taste does not seem to be their top priority.”  seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-taiwan-big-data-turns-pigs-blood-and-century-eggs-into-hot-pizza-toppings/


 

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Michelin Star restaurants in Taipei, TaiChung, Aug. 2021

guide.michelin.com/tw/en/article/news-and-views/michelin-guide-taipei-taichung-2021-new-star-restaurants-en
 


Michelin three stars
 

Le Palais (頤宮)

Taipei city

Michelin two stars

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (侯布雄); Logy; Raw; Shoun Ryugin (祥雲龍吟);
Sushi Amamoto (鮨天本); Taïrroir;  The Guest House (請客樓)

Michelin one star

A Cut; Danny's Steakhouse (教父牛排)
Da-Wan (大腕); De Nuit
Fujin Tree Taiwanese Cuisine & Champagne (Songshan) (富錦樹台菜香檳)(松山)
Golden Formosa (金蓬萊遵古台菜餐廳); Impromptu by Paul Lee
Ken Anhe (謙安和); Kitcho (吉兆割烹壽司)
Longtail; Ming Fu (明福台菜海鮮)
Mipon (米香); Molino de Urdániz (渥達尼斯磨坊)
Mountain and Sea House (山海樓)
Mudan (牡丹); Sushi Akira (明壽司)
Sushi Nomura (鮨野村); Sushi Ryu (鮨隆)
T+T; Tien Hsiang Lo (天香樓); Ya Ge (雅閣)

 

Michelin two stars : JL Studio
Michelin one star:
Fleur de Sel (鹽之華), Forchetta,
Oretachi No Nikuya (俺達的肉屋), Sur (澀)

TaiChung City

 

 

 
 
Michelin bib-gourmand in Taiwan, 2021
restaurant's name type contact

restaurant's name

type

contact

My Tsao

Taiwanese 9-1, Lane 100, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, 104, Taipei & Taichung

Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding

 

street food 41, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

A Cheng Goose

Taiwanese 105 Jilin Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, 104, Taipei & Taichung

Shih Chia Big Rice Ball

 

street food 02-25857655

Fu Hang Soy Milk戶杭

 Dim Sum 108, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 100, Taipei & Taichung

Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodles

 

noodles 02-23891216

Mao Yuan茂園

Taiwanese 185, Section 2, Chang'an East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, 104, Taipei & Taichung  02-27528587

Sate House

 

Indonesia 02-2732 5048

Tao Luan Ting Roast Peking Duck Palace

 

Beijing Cuisine 02-2778 7805

Lo Chi Hsiao Chao

 

street food 27, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da'an District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Serenity (Zhongzheng)

 

vegetarian 02-2357-0377

Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan

 

street food 0955861816

MoonMoonFood (Qingdao East Road)雙月

 

Taiwanese 02-3393 8953

Liang Chi Lu Wei梁記滷味

street food Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da'an District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Jen Ho Yuan 人和園

 

Yunnanese 02-2536 4459

Do It True (Xinyi)都一處

 

Beijing 02-2720 6417

Taj

 

India 02-8773 0175

Yi Jia Zi

 

small eats 02-23115241

A Kuo Noodles

 

noodles 02-2531-0009

Sung Kitchen

 

Beijing 02-2764 4788

Tsui Feng Yuan

 

Cantonese 02-2577 9528

Wu Wang Tsai Chi

 

Street Food 0930406677

Tsui Feng Yuan

 

Cantonese 02-2577 9528

Unnamed Clay Oven Roll

 

Street Food Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Tien Hsia San Chueh

 

noodles 02-2741 6299

Chang Hung Noodles

 

Street Food 15 Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei, 108, Taipei & Taichung

Liu Yu Zi

 

street food Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Yuan Fang Guabao

 

Street Food 02-23810249

Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice

 

street food 44-2 Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Stinky Tofu Boss

 

Street Food 02-2305 2078

Rong's Pork Liver

 

street food 68 Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Wang's Broth

 

Street Food 17-4 Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Road)

 

Shanghainese 02-23218928

Lan Chia Guabao

 

Street Food 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Inn's+

 

Taiwanese 02-2595 8055

Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup

 

Street Food 63 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Yong-Kang Beef Noodle永康牛肉麵

 

noddles 02-2351 1051

Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake

 

Street Food 2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao (Da'an)杭州小籠包

 

dim sum 02-2393 1757

Good Friend Cold Noodles

 

Street Food 31 Danan Road, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Dian Shui Lou (Songshan)

點水樓

 Jiangzhe 02-8712 6689

Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup

 

Street Food 160 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 105, Taipei & Taichung

Jin Shang Hsuan

 

Taiwanese 02-8770 6086

Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao

 

Street Food 38 Xiaodong Street, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Hao Kung Tao Chin Chi Yuan (Da'an)

 

Shanghainese 02-2341 6980

Hai Yu Pork Ribs

 

Street Food 49 Dadong Road, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Peng Family彭園

 

Cantonese 02-2704 5152

A Kuo Lu Wei

 

Street Food 226 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Rong Rong Yuan榮榮園

 

Zhejiang 02-2703 8822

Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine

 

Indian 02-28714842

Talking Heads

 

Hunanese, Jiangzhe 02-2325 4566

Mother's Kitchen女娘的店

 

Taiwanese 02-28741981

Chili House (Da'an)

 

Sichuan 02-27721707

Shin Yeh Shiao Ju (Nangang)

 

Taiwanese 166 Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District, Taipei, 115, Taipei & Taichung

Halal Chinese Beef Noodles (Da'an)

清真牛肉麵

noodles 02-27214771

Sung Chu Yuan

 

Taiwanese 546 Yonggong Road, Shilin District, Taipei, Taipei & Taichung

Mai Mien Yen Tsai

賣麵炎仔

noodles 02-2557 7087 Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup street food 2, Lane 17, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

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pic.: In Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, Singapore, China, Japan, Thailand are big winners 

 

 

pic.: In World's Best Restaurants list, In Asia area, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand, China, Korea are winners 

 

 

 pic. above: Taiwan's restaurants were loser or behind in EATER's "world best restaurants awards",  CNN "world's best new restaurants" and Economists EIU "Global Food Security Index".

 

 

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2021-8-8, 1-22-2020, 11-11-2019

 

 

    Michelin Stars (2019) comparison among Chinese-world cities

Michelin Guide cities

total number of stars

number of starred restaurants

number of 3 star restaurants

number of 2 star

1 star

Hong Kong,
Macau
119 82 10 (HK 7,  Macau 3) 17 (HK 12, Macau 5) 55
Singapore (新加坡) Jul.'18 44 38 0 5 34
Shanghai (上海) sept.'18 44 34 1 8 25
Taipei  (台北) april '19 31 24 1 5 18

Scientific Reports Journal, Food Navigator Asia, 2-9-2021: Fish fraud findings: Almost 20% of fish in Taiwan found to be mislabelled - study. https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2021/02/09/Fish-fraud-findings-Almost-20-of-fish-in-Taiwan-found-to-be-mislabelled-study  Nature,  12-15-2020: The rates and consequences of seafood substitution frauds in Taiwan were elusive.  Snapper, cod and surimi products are particularly vulnerable to fraudulent substitutions. The high abundance of Pseudomonas in tilapia sashimi mislabeled as snapper unveils a potential health issue pertaining to the consumption of raw mislabeled seafood.  modern seafood products often appear in the form of fish pieces, filets or even ready-to-eat meals instead of whole fishes. The food processing technologies can also change the original color and luster of the meat.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79070-y  (The website revealed the problems in 5 star hotel restaurants earlier in 2017) China Times, editorial, 2021-4-25 "Ractopamine pig mystery" / Taiwan has imported pork and pig offal in total 1800 ton from the US since Jan. 2021,  however, in all the markets, there's no any pork and pig offal marked  e "imported from USA".  Another mysterious thing is Agriculture government (Council of Agriculture) says 70% of them were already used for meat processing, but Health government (Ministry Health & welfare) says 70% of them were still in the refrigerating chamber.  chinatimes.com/opinion/20210424003140-262101?chdtv Associated Press, 11-23-2020 says Taiwanese business may not be ethical ... mix the U.S. pork ( Ractopamine pork banned by 150+ countries ) with Taiwan pork United Daily (Economy Daily News, Taiwan) , editorial, 1-17-2021: Taiwan imported US beef (aged 30+ months), US pig offal and pork with controversial Ractopamine since Jan. 2021, it's not safe enough for customers because (1) A new branding initiative (Taiwan pork logo) that helps customers distinguish whether shops and restaurants are using predominantly local or imported pork was officially launched, however, it's very easy for businessmen to have that logo (2) Marking "US pork" in restaurants and shops is not arbitrary for political factor. Apple Daily, editorial, 1-5-2021: chaos !! Taiwanese are not confident in gov. pork control strategy  "Taiwan pork only" seal.  e.g., famous Taiwan cuisine restaurant " Formosa Chang (鬍鬚張)" is questioned to mark the official seal but partly use foreign pork. CTV, 1-12-2021: 18 star-rated tourist hotel restaurants were found to be irregular/illegal in expired ingredients or other food-safety issues, including many 5 star hotels e.g., Ambassador Hotel, Regent Taipei's 晶泉丰旅、日月行館 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UapKrGPkjUM)  ● Financial Times, 8-28-2020: Taiwan eventually eases restrictions on US pork and beef imports.  Must bear in mind you may eat beef and pork with controversial Ractopamine from 2021 on, the cost of local meat is much more expensive.   Yahoo News, 12-16-2020: Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved  (Dec.16, 2020) to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  But Taiwan's night market hawker culture was not selected  83% of Taiwan's Michelin 2~3 star restaurants, and 33% of Taiwan's Michelin star restaurants, failed to pass sanitary/health inspection (kitchen things/equipment not clean, food materials on the floor, without staffs' health examination proof ) , but they passed second inspection, such as 3 star restaurant Le Palais, 2 star restaurants RAW態芮-Tairroir、祥雲龍吟( RyuGin Taipei )、 鮨天本(Sushi Amamoto).   ref. to Liberty Times, 3-30-2020, Apple Daily 3-31-2020. Chang Gung Mem. Hospital Toxicology expert professor   Yen Tzung-Hai M.D. (顏宗海, Doctor, Univ. of London ): Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health ! ( ref. to book <食品不安全的年代如何自保>("how to survive in this bad food-security time", April '16)) 

 

Michelin Guide Taipei & TaiChung was released in August 2020,  Taiwanese cuisine was not valued high, last year's 1 starred Taiwanese cuisine restaurant "Tainan Tai Tsu Mien Seafood"

 (台南擔仔麵)  was kicked out of starred list, and there's no any new-entry Taiwanese cuisine restaurant.  Din Tai Fung fails to have star again in this year.
Michelin GuideTaipei  was released at 4-10-2019, Taiwanese cuisine was not valued very high, only 4 restaurants won 1 star each,   3 starred chefs are from Hong Kong (Canton) and Macau.    The total number of stars and starred restaurants of Taiwan are much less than those of Shanghai, HK, Macao, and Singapore, in both 2019 and 2018.   Furthermore, unlike those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taiwan's night-market, street food failed to won any Michelin star.  Even Taiwan's Michelin 3 star winner Le Palais was found snacks containing Hydrogen peroxide (過氧化氫) and Benzoic acid (苯甲酸),  besides, many tourism hotels /