San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Tuesday, 26 February 2013San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and organised by William Reed Business Media, announced today the first ever list and individual award winners at a glittering awards ceremony at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Restaurants in China Dominate

Spanning cities in mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau, the listed restaurants have been voted for by peers and luminaries from the culinary profession. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants programme, recognises the region’s growing culinary diversity and quality, in line with global culinary trends.

San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Restaurants in China dominated the list with 16 ranked within the top 50 restaurants in Asia. The S. Pellegrino list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants features those in Asia that have received the most votes from The World's 50 Best Restaurant Academy from restaurants in Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Noosa International Food and Wine Festival Showcase

Festival Directors at Noosa's International Food and Wine Festival (NIFWF) are smiling today with the recent announcement of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Four of the illustrious chefs named in the top list will be heading to the festival in Noosa this May, which promises to be a 'must do event' for all food, wine and lifestyle lovers.

Japan’s Narisawa restaurant secured the top spot, winning the double header of Best Restaurant in Asia and Best Restaurant in Japan for chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s "wild imagination and sense of drama”.

Chef Narisawa is confirmed as attending the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Chefs from Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand (no. 3 of 50), Restaurant Andre, Singapore (no. 5 of 50) and Waku Ghin, Singapore (no. 11 of 50) will also attend, representing their respective award winning restaurants at NIFWF.

San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Nahm’s Australian Chef in the Asia’s Best Restaurant Ranks

Indeed, there is an Australian connection to the Asia’s Best Restaurant awards. Australian Chef David Thompson’s Nahm was named as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand, and ranked at no. 3 on the list.

Duongporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava, from Bangkok restaurant Bo.lan, has be announced Asia’s Best Female Chef. Bo and her partner, Dylan Jones both commenced their careers in Australia. Thai born, Bo studied at Griffith University in Adelaide before honing her talent with the Master of Thai cuisine, Australian David Thompson at his Michelin starred London restaurant, Nahm. The duo now operates Bo.lan – an extraordinary experiential Thai restaurant concentrating on seasonality and authenticity.

The Lifetime Achievement Award Asia went to Shanghai based chef and Frenchman, Paul Pairet (Mr & Mrs Bund & Ultraviolet), who also spent time in Australia throughout his career.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Award Winners

1 Narisawa –Tokyo, Japan

2 Nihonryori Ryugin – Tokyo, Japan

3 Nahm –Bangkok, Thailand

4 Amber -Hong Kong, China

5 Restaurant Andre – Singapore, Singapore

6 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana -Hong Kong, China

7 Mr and Mrs Bund - Shanghai, China

8 Ultra Violet –Shanghai, China

9 Iggy's – Singapore, Singapore

10 Gaggan - Bangkok, Thailand

11 Waku Ghin – Singapore, Singapore

12 Caprice - Hong Kong, China

13 Lung King Heen - Hong Kong, China

14 Les Amis - Singapore, Singapore

15 Bo Innovation -Hong Kong, China

16 Quintessence - Tokyo, Japan

17 Dum Pukht - New Delhi, India

18 The Chairman - Hong Kong, China

19 Eat Me – Bangkok, Thailand

20 Wasabi By Morimoto – Mumbai, India

21 Hajime Restaurant – Osaka, Japan

22 Jaan – Singapore, Singapore

23 L'atelier De Joel Robuchon Hong Kong - Hong Kong, China

24 L'atelier De Joel Robuchon Singapore – Singapore, Singapore

25 28 Hubin Road -Hangzhou, China

26 Bukhara - New Delhi,India

27 Sushi Mizutani – Tokyo, Japan

28 Indigo -Mumbai, India

29 Sra Bua By Kiin Kiin – Bangkok, Thailand

30 Varq - New Delhi, India

31 Aronia De Takazawa – Tokyo, Japan

32 Shinji by Kanesaka – Singapore, Singapore

33 Kahala – Osaka, Japan

34 Franck Bistro – Shanghai, China

35 Osteria Mozza – Singapore, Singapore

36 Bo Lan – Bangkok, Thailand

37 Robuchon Au Dome – Macau, China

38 Nihonbashi – Colombo, Sri Lanka

39 Sushi Saito - Tokyo, Japan

40 FU1015 - Shanghai, China

41 Indian Accent - New Delhi, India

42 Ishikawa - Tokyo, Japan

43 Gunther's – Singapore, Singapore

44 Karavalli - Bangalore, India

45 Jade On 36 – Shanghai, China

46 Yardbird - Hong Kong, China

47 Don's – Hanoi, Vietnam

48 Fook Lam Moon - Hong Kong, China

49 Imperial Treasure – Singapore, Singapore

50 Mozaic – Bali, Indonesia