Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nahm Tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014


SINGAPORE, 24 February 2014 -- Into its second year, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and organised by William Reed Business Media, announced the 2014 winners at Capella Hotel, Singapore.


Chef David Thompson of Bangkok's Nahm Restaurant takes over the No.1 spot from last year's winner, Nariwasa (No.2) at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 awards in Singapore.  Nahm is also titled as The S.Pellegrino Asia's Best Restaurant and The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand.

China leads Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 with 16 establishments, followed by Japan (10), and Singapore (8). There are 10 new entries this year, include first-time representatives from Korea (Jungsik, No.20), and Taiwan (Le Moût Restaurant, No.24).

Individual Country Awards:
Amber, Hong Kong (No.4) - The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China.
Narisawa (No.2) - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan
Restaurant André (No.6) - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore for the second consecutive year.
Le Moût Restaurant, Taiwan - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan
Bukhara (No.27)  - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India.
Nihonbashi, Colombo (No.44)  - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka
Sarong, Bali (No.47) - The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Indonesia. 

The winners' circle also includes:
Chef-owner André Chiang of Restaurant André, Singapore (No.6) - Respected Chefs' Choice Award
Chef Lanshu Chen of Le Moût Restaurant, Taiwan (No. 24) - Veuve Clicquot Asia's Best Female Chef.
Ivan Li of Family Li Imperial Cuisine, Shanghai (No.46) - The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The winning chefs and restaurateurs of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Other award winners announced include:

Asia's Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry: Janice Wong
Janice Wong, owner-chef of 2am: dessertbar in Singapore, received this prestigious award for a second consecutive year.

Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by LesConcierges: Jungsik
Entering Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list at No.20, the Seoul restaurant earns the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Les Concierges, as well as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea.

One To Watch, sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro: Tenku RyuGin
Located in Hong Kong, making its debut on the list at No.50, the first satellite restaurant of RyuGin Japan continues chef Seiji Yamamoto's tradition of serving time-honoured Japanese dishes with a hearty dose of modern style.

Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Zacapa Rum: Fook Lam Moon
A Hong Kong institution, the family-run Fook Lam Moon rose 29 places, from No.48 in 2013 to its current standing at No.19.

The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2014:
  1. Nahm - Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Narisawa - Tokyo, Japan
  3. Gaggan - Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Amber - Hong Kong, China
  5. Nihonryori Ryugin - Tokyo, Japan
  6. Restaurant André - Singapore
  7. Waku Ghin - Singapore
  8. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet - Shanghai, China
  9. Lung King Heen - Hong Kong, China
  10. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana - Hong Kong, China
  11. Mr And Mrs Bund - Shanghai, China
  12. Iggy's - Singapore
  13. Caprice - Hong Kong, China
  14. Les Amis - Singapore
  15. Bo Innovation - Hong Kong, China
  16. Ishikawa - Tokyo, Japan
  17. Jaan - Singapore
  18. L'atelier De Joel Robuchon - Hong Kong, China
  19. Fook Lam Moon - Hong Kong, China
  20. Jungsik - Seoul, South Korea (NEW Entry)
  21. Sra Bua By Kiin Kiin - Bangkok, Thailand
  22. Quintessence - Tokyo, Japan
  23. Tippling Club - Singapore (NEW Entry)
  24. Le Moût Restaurant - Taichung, Taiwan (NEW Entry)
  25. L'Effervescence - Tokyo, Japan (NEW Entry)
  26. Fu1015 - Shanghai, China
  27. Bukhara - New Delhi, India
  28. Bo.Lan - Bangkok, Thailand
  29. Indian Accent - New Delhi, India
  30. Dum Pukht - New Delhi, India
  31. Issaya Siamese Club - Bangkok, Thailand (NEW Entry)
  32. Varq - New Delhi, India
  33. 28 Hubin Road - Hangzhou, China
  34. Takazawa - Tokyo, Japan
  35. Shinji By Kanesaka, Singapore
  36. Wasabi - Mumbai, India
  37. Eat Me - Bangkok, Thailand
  38. Sukiyabashi Jiro - Tokyo, Japan (NEW Entry)
  39. Robuchon Au Dôme - Macau, China
  40. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck - Singapore
  41. Sawada - Tokyo, Japan (NEW Entry)
  42. Hajime - Osaka, Japan
  43. Sishui Saito - Tokyo, Japan
  44. Nihonbashi - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  45. Yardbird - Hong Kong, China
  46. Family Li Imperial Cuisine - Shanghai, China (NEW Entry)
  47. Sarong - Bali, Indonesia (NEW Entry)
  48. Franck Bistro - Shanghai, China
  49. Karavalii - Bangalore, India
  50. Tenku Ryugin - Hong Kong, China (NEW Entry)
Read more about the  winning restaurants, their chef, the style of food and their stand out dish here: www.theworlds50best.com/asia

Having gone through the list of recipients of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, what's are your thoughts on the ranking?   Is there any restaurant that you think, should have been awarded but not in the list?


Image Credit: Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

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