Michelin, the French maker of tires that also operates one of the world's most respected restaurant rating systems, released its first guide addressing the gastronomic scene in Taipei this week (March 14).

The list of the final selection of one-to-three star restaurants, 20 in all, came hot on the heels of the release of 36 choices, including 10 selections from the capital's famous night markets, in Michelin's Bib Gourmand category, which covers quality food for less than 36 euros (US$44).

Taipei this year joined Tokyo, Hong kong/Macau, Singapore, and Shanghai among the Asian cities featured in Michelin's guides, as the dining guide expands its presence in Asia. A Bangkok guide is also in the works.

So without further ado, here is the list of all 56 restaurants, from Le Palais -–Taipei's only establishment to win the coveted three star award -- all the way though to some of the city's best street food.

Bon appétit!



Three Stars ***

Le Palais 頤宮 – Cantonese / 粵菜

Two Stars **

RyuGin 祥雲龍吟 – Japanese contemporary / 時尚日本菜

The Guest House 請客樓 – Chinese / 中國菜

One Star *

Da-Wan (大腕) – Barbecue / 燒烤

Danny's Steakhouse 教父牛排 – Steakhouse / 牛排屋

Golden Formosa 金蓬萊遵古台菜 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

Ken An Ho 謙安和 – Japanese / 日本菜

Kitcho 吉兆割烹壽司 – Sushi / 壽司

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon 侯布雄 – French contemporary / 時尚法國菜

La Cocotte by Fabien Vergé – French contemporary / 時尚法國菜

Longtail – European contemporary / 時尚歐洲菜

Ming Fu 明福台菜海 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

MUME – European contemporary / 時尚歐洲菜

RAW – Innovative / 創新菜

Sushi Nomura 鮨野村 – Sushi / 壽

Sushi Ryu 鮨隆 – Sushi / 壽司

Taïrroir – Innovative / 創新菜

Three Coins 大 元 – Cantonese / 菜

Tien Hsiang Lo 天香樓 – Hang Zhou / 杭州菜

Ya Ge 雅閣 – Cantonese / 粵菜

Bib Gourmand

Dian Shui Lou (Songshan) 點水樓 (松山) – Jiangzhe / 江浙菜

Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Road) 鼎泰豐 (信義路) – Shanghainese / 滬菜

Fu Hang Soy Milk 阜杭豆漿 – Desserts / 點心

Halal Chinese Beef Noodles 清真中國牛肉麵食 館 – Noodles / 麵食

Hamamatsuya 濱松屋 – Japanese / 日本菜

Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao (Da'an) 杭州小籠湯包 (大安 ) – Desserts / 點心

Hao Gong Dao Jin Ji Yuan 好公道金雞園 – Shanghainese / 滬菜

Jian Hong Beef Noodles 建宏牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

Joseph Bistro 想想廚房 – Indian / 印度菜

Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles 老山東牛肉家常麵 店 – Noodles / 麵食

Liao Beef Noodles 廖家牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles 林東芳牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

Liu Shandong Beef Noodles 劉山東牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

Mao Yuan 茂園 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

Meili 美麗餐廳 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

My Stove My 灶 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

My Sweet Home Small Kitchen 我家小廚房 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

Niu Dian Beef Noodles 牛店精燉牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

No. 1 Food Theater Cuisine 一号糧倉 – Innovative / 創新菜

Peng Family 彭家園 – Cantonese / 粵菜

Serenity 祥和蔬食 – Vegetarian / 素菜

Shuang Yue Food 雙月食品 – Taiwanese / 臺灣菜

Song Kitchen 宋廚菜館 – Pekingese / 京菜

Tao Luan Ting Roast Peking Duck Palace 北平陶然亭 – Pekingese / 京菜

Yongkang Beef Noodle 永康牛肉麵 – Noodles / 麵食

Zui Feng Yuan 醉楓園小館 – Cantonese / 粵菜

Street Food from Night Markets

A Nan Sesame Chicken 阿男麻油雞 – Street Food

Stinky Tofu Boss 臭老闆 現蒸臭豆腐 – Street Food

Liu Yu Zi 劉芋仔 – Street Food

Rong's Pork Liver 豬肝榮仔 – Street Food

Chen Dong Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup 陳董藥燉排骨 – Street Food

Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun 福州世祖胡椒餅 – Street Food

Shi Boss Spicy Tofu 施老闆麻辣臭豆腐 – Street Food

Hai You Pork Ribs 海友十全排骨 – Street Food

Liang Ji Lu Wei 梁記滷味 – Street Food

Luo Ji Xiao Chao 駱記小炒 – Street Food