Indian Chef Manjunath Mural, Corporate Chef of The Song of India restaurant in Singapore, has just been awarded his third 1Michelin Star Award. Chef Manju has now become the only Indian chef with three Michelin stars around the world. It’s a proud moment for India and Chef Fraternity of India. The Song of India one of the prominent Indian restaurant in Singapore has won 1 Michelin Star third time in a row, which is a great achievement to be precise. One can imagine how much efforts must have gone to retain the awards consecutively for third time.
Gone are the days when Indian restaurants don’t always get the recognition that they deserve. The Song of India, one of two Indian restaurants in Asia to get a star, it is the first in South-East Asia.
When The Song Of India opened 11 years ago, it put refined Indian dining on Singapore’s map. Since then, The Song Of India has been pushing the boundaries on Indian gastronomy with modern plating and a mish-mash of influences from North and South India.
Chef Murals is creating dishes with difference which is leading a new diemension to Indian cuisines. His exclusive dishes like blue cheese naans and tandoori lobsters have created waves in Singapore; he calls his culinary style: Asian- Indian gastronomy.
Chef Manju uses traditional methods in his preparation, his dishes are well appreciated. His prominent dishes include Tandoori-marinated Salmon in Sambal and Fresh Pomegranate, Fish with Lobster and Mango-spiced Caviar, and Spiced Chicken Roulade stuffed with Baby Spinach in a Laksa-infused sauce. His dishes have also featured caviar, foie gras, Thai spices and fruits like lychee and longan. He visits various countries to explore latest emerging trends.
Chef Manjunath Mural Speaking to Mumbai Messenger from Singapore said “I am excited and honoured to be awarded one michelin star for the third year in a row! A big thank you to The Song of India team, My Parents Blessings, My Friends Well wishes, Each And Every One Who Supported Us. When you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do. Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done, and that motivates me to push a little harder”.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor – Padmashri awardee, Grand Master Celebrity Chef said “Proud of Chef Manju and his entire team for keeping the flag high by building on the foundation stone laid by Chef Milind Sovani. Many more miles to go, I’m sure he will leave no stone unturned to remain on top in years to come, keeping Indian flag on high”.
Satish Arora – Grand Master Chef says “The Indian Chef’s are really competing with the World. There work, commitment and talent are at par with any renowned chef of the World. It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special for winner. Manju has proved his mettle to the world that he is also a superior Chef”.
About Chef Manunath Mural:
Chef Manjunath did his hotel management degree from IHM Banglore. He is a resident of Mumbai’s Charkop area, a suburban in Mumbai’s Kandivali area. After completion of hotel management degree, he began his career at The Resort, a five star hotel in Malad Mumbai as commi-II level. Later he was selected as Kitchen Management trainee at Centaur Hotel at Juhu Beach in Mumbai. During his management programme he had the opportunity to work with renowned Grand Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Celebrity Chef Milind Sovani. ‘
After working for Centaur, he joined Sahara Amby valley and The Retreat hotel at Malad Mumbai. His passion for food and cooking continued to grow as he assisted and contributed to the five star recipe book Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana Khazana: Celebration of Indian Cookery. Later he also worked in Sahara Amby valley at Lonavala before joining The Retreat hotel Mumbai. It was always his dream to work for a multinational hotel brand, so he joined at Marriott Renaissance at Powai. Later, Chef Milind Sovani offered him a job in The Song of India ten years ago, he never looked back thereafter and marching towards culinary success.
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist