Off the top of my head...
Nyonya is on the list but not Taste Good?
Zabb and Jaiya but not Sripraphai?
Fatty 'Cue but not Fette Sau?
Belleville being on the list at all?
Surya (one of the blandest Indian restaurants extant) but not Southern Spice?
Nixtamal not being on the list?
La Fusta not being on the list?
354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
80-32 Baxter Ave, Queens, NY 11373
82-18 45th Ave, Queens, NY 11373
5323 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377
1635 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
91 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
At first glance a few things jump out.
After 3 years they have finally dropped the barely mediocre Jackson Diner from the list. It never should have been on there in the first place.
Little Pepper finally made the cut. That was also long overdue.
Szechuan Gourmet, which earned a well deserved 2 stars from Bruni, remains relegated to the BG list. It ought to have a star.
Among the notable missing, Lan Sheng, an outstanding Szechuan restaurant that arguably ought to have a star, and Dhaba, a very good casual Indian place.
133-43 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354
135-15 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354
37-47 74th St, Queens, NY 11372
And yet Michelin kept it on the BG list for years. And that star they gave Rhong Tiam last year was laughable.
The plain truth is that Michelin knows zippo about Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine. Every time they weigh in on this they embarrass themselves.
You know who actually got this stuff right? Frank Bruni. He gave 2 stars to Spicy & Tasty, Sripraphai, and Szechuan Gourmet.