For the second consecutive year, Gaggan in Bangkok has been named Best Restaurant in Asia at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant award ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Here is the top seven on Asia’s 50 best restaurants list that you need to try:
1) Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
Gaggan Anand’s fertile imagination and culinary wit are played out in a lengthy but always fun tasting menu which balances the soulfulness of Indian street food with hyper-modern cooking techniques to unrivalled effect. The restaurant is located in Lumpini, Bangkok.
2) Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa is a trail blazer in the world of Japanese cooking, taking a cuisine baked in tradition and applying new techniques learned through experience and years working with top chefs across Europe. The restaurant is located in Minato-ku, Tokyo. SEE ALSO: Bangkok’s pop-up restaurants are changing the retail landscape
3) Restaurant André, Singapore
Octaphilosophy is owner-chef André Chiang’s set of guiding principles, centred on eight qualities he deems essential to the restaurant’s DNA: unique, pure, texture, memory, salt, south, artisan and terroir. The restaurant is located at Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore.
4) Amber, Hong Kong
Though Dutch-born chef-director Richard Ekkebus sets the culinary dial firmly to Western, he capitalises on his location in one of the world’s great ports to access fine ingredients from all over Asia as well as Europe and Australia, creating a unique cuisine framed by courtly Eastern service. The restaurant is located at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
5) Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
Chef Seiji Yamamoto marries Japan’s kaiseki tradition with a style and sensibility that is both contemporary and highly accessible, even for those visiting Tokyo for the first time. The restaurant is located in Minato, Tokyo
6) Waku Ghin, Singapore
At Waku Ghin, diners are treated to up-close-and-personal attention from the chefs in small dining rooms, where seating surrounds a dining bar and teppan plate, which the chefs work with rare grace and creativity. The restaurant is located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
7) Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
Founded in 2012 after more than a decade’s gestation, Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is considered by many to be the most avant-garde restaurant experience in the world. The brainchild of the aforementioned French chef, just 10 guests per night experience the ultimate in immersive dining in a secret city location. The restaurant is located at Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai.