That was the reaction from corporate executive chef Manjunath Mural’s family when he told them he was embarking on a culinary career. The chef of The Song of India was, after all, born to a family of doctors.
That all changed as part of his training included a stint in the kitchens, which stirred a passion for cooking in him. Today, The Song of India has a one-Michelin-star rating to its name – the only one in Singapore and second in Asia after Macau’s Golden Peacock.
He adds: “It’s nice to see that Indian cuisine has been represented. We have given a new dimension to Indian cuisine on the global stage.”
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Chef Manjunath Mural is guide.michelin.sg's featured chef of the month for the Local Michelin Chef Showcase series of dining events organised by Robert Parker Wine Advocate and supported by Michelin. For one night only on Sept 30, Chef Mural will prepare a gastronomic journey that showcases Indian cuisine redolent of an era of maharajahs and majestic palaces. Click here to purchase tickets.