Take that, Hong Kong.

The already-flourishing dining scene here may finally be getting a starry, Michelin rep as talks are underway to bring the world-famous food guide to Singapore. According to The Business Times, these negotiations are in their final stages and if they go through, we could hope for starry accolades for some of our favorites restaurants, and possibly even hawker stalls, as the guide has expanded from reviewing fine-dining establishments to more casual eateries in recent years. 

While Singapore currently is home to plenty of restaurants with Michelin-starred siblings abroad (such as Osteria Mozza, Long Chim and L'Atelier by Joel Robuchon), that's hardly the same thing as one of our homegrown places getting the nod. We've got our money on restaurant du jour Odette by Julien Royer, Restaurant Andre and Les Amis. Maxwell's Tian Tian chicken rice stall would probably get one, too.

Meanwhile, if you've missed our list of the hottest restaurant and bar openings this month, get clued in here.