Yun Kyoung-suk, the chef and owner of Yunga-Myungga restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, alleges she was offered a star rating in the Michelin Guide if she paid US$42,000 annually to a “monetary consultant”. Photo: Yunga-Myungga

South Korea Michelin stars-for-bribe claim: chef files case against guide publisher, sues for libel, after alleging she asked to pay US$42,000 for a star rating

  • Yun Kyoung-suk alleges she was told paying bribes and covering costs of visit to Korea by Michelin ‘inspectors’ would see her restaurant listed
  • Michelin denies her allegations and has threatened legal action against Yun
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Yun Kyoung-suk, the chef and owner of Yunga-Myungga restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, alleges she was offered a star rating in the Michelin Guide if she paid US$42,000 annually to a “monetary consultant”. Photo: Yunga-Myungga
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Michelin China president Kamran-Charles Vossoughi at the announcement ceremony in Beijing for the city’s first Michelin guide.

Michelin Guide Beijing gives three stars to Xin Rong Ji in inaugural list of city’s best restaurants

  • Xin Rong Ji was the only restaurant to be awarded three stars by the prestigious guide in its first edition for the Chinese capital
  • Vegetarian restaurant King’s Joy and Wulixiang Shanghai Cuisine each received two stars, while 20 restaurants were awarded one star
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Michelin China president Kamran-Charles Vossoughi at the announcement ceremony in Beijing for the city’s first Michelin guide.
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