Tokyo has unseated Paris as the world’s culinary capital. That’s according to Michelin Guides, the French bible of gastronomy, which announced a Tokyo edition Monday – its first outside Europe and the United States.

Michelin’s Tokyo guide awarded 191 stars to 150 restaurants in the Japanese capital, the most number of stars awarded in any city. Previously, Paris had the most stars, at 65.

The first Michelin guide was published in 1900 as a hotel and restaurant handbook for French motorists. It is published by the Clermont-Ferrand-based tire company of the same name.


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