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A culinary first: Chinese chef earns a trio of Michelin stars

December 3, 2008 | 11:00 am


Chan Yan-tak, who began his apprenticeship when he was 15, has become the first Chinese chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, while French gastronome Joël Robuchon brought his total of stars to 24.

Photo caption: Chef Chan Yan-tak reigns over Lung King Heen, a Chinese restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, which has been awarded three Michelin stars. Photo credit: Ym Yik / EPA