Tokyo, world gastronomic capital
Tokyo remains for the third consecutive year as the capital of the world with the most restaurants with three stars awarded by the Michelin Guide. In this latest edition, sixteen restaurants were awarded the highest rating, two more than in the previous edition and surpassing the French capital, which until now held the first place, with ten. But apart from Tokyo, Japanese cuisine is beginning to emerge in other cities such as Yokohama and Shonan, which also already have award-winning restaurants, with a total of 247 restaurants that have obtained a star in the new edition of the Michelin Guide. .
Among the restaurants in Tokyo that have achieved this award again, it is worth mentioning that of the Catalan chef Carme Ruscadella, who although she lost one of the stars that she had in her premises in Sant Pau, managed to keep it in the restaurant she owns in Tokyo , Ogasawara Hakushakutei, located in one of the oldest buildings in the Japanese capital and where contemporary Spanish cuisine is offered by chef Junichi Nishimura. But also in other cities such as Shonan, a new star has been won, this is how the Zurriola restaurant opens with the award, where chef Seichi Honda presents Spanish cuisine with French touches.
The Michelin Guide judges restaurants by their food and drink, based as their sponsors say on private criteria. In its evaluation, it gives three awards, one star to designate a restaurant as "very good", two stars for those with "excellent cuisine" and the highest award, three stars, for those who, according to them, offer us "exceptional cuisine."
After the difficult time that the Japanese lived and still live after the natural disaster of last March, the fact that Tokyo remains the city with the most stars is good news for the Japanese gastronomic sector. And this is supposed to continue to grow, since the representatives of the Michelin Guide already include editions for the cities of Osaka and Kyoto. So now, and if the French allow it, Tokyo is named as the capital of the world where you can best taste this "exceptional cuisine."
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