By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Cantonese restaurant Le Palais was the only establishment to
receive a three-star rating when Michelin unveiled its first gourmet food guide in Taipei on Wednesday to cheers from hundreds of catering business representatives and food critics.
“It’s a huge honor, but I also feel great pressure to live up to the three-star accolade,” said Ken Chan (陳偉強), executive chef of Le Palais, who moved to Taiwan from Macau nearly 20 years ago.
Chan and his team “have mastered the art of cooking a variety of Chinese cuisine types,” Michelin said.
“(Le Palais’) baked egg custard tarts are sublime,” said Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin guides. “All of the chef’s creations have won inspectors over.”