Kuching-born Michelle Goh is first S’wakian, youngest female M’sian chef to be awarded Michelin star

Michelle Goh. Photo credit: Mia

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, Feb 27: Michelle Goh of Mia Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, is the first Sarawakian and youngest female Malaysian chef to be awarded a Michelin star.

One of the most prestigious honours a restaurant can receive, these stars are not easy to obtain as they are awarded to restaurants that Michelin considers the very best.

According to a press release, Goh, who is from Kuching, refined her culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney in Australia under the guidance of renowned chefs, including the esteemed Three-Hatted Eleven Bridge by Neil Perry in Australia, and she utilised her limited free time to learn from respected industry giants like Anna Polyviou.

“Her culinary journey also took her to Pollen under Jason Atherton in Singapore before finding a home in the ‘Land of Smiles’.

“She joined the two Michelin-starred restaurant Suhring, where, at the remarkable age of 23, she assumed leadership of the pastry section. During her tenure, the restaurant not only earned its first Michelin star but also secured a promotion to two stars,” said the press release.

The restaurant added that while Goh is the chef patron of Mia restaurant, she has been honoured with the ‘Young Chef of the Year’ award, and Mia has been recognised for having the ‘Best Dessert Menu’ by Bk Top Tables.

Mia is a one Michelin-starred restaurant in Sukhumvit soi 26 in Bangkok, Thailand, where it was founded by Goh and fellow chef Pongcharn ‘Top’ Russell, serving European cuisine with Asian elements. — DayakDaily

Russell (left) and Goh. Photo credit: Mia