Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: A Year On Year Comparative Analysis

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: A Year On Year Comparative Analysis

The inaugural Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 was recently celebrated through a live telecast, with The Chairman in Hong Kong winning Best Restaurant in Asia, making it the first Cantonese cuisine restaurant to take the top spot. We take a look at a comparative year from 2020 to 2021 to see what trends we can take from this interesting data. Continue reading →
Asia’ 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Best Female Chef: DeAille Tam of Obscura

Asia’ 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Best Female Chef: DeAille Tam of Obscura

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we are celebrating DeAille Tam of Obscura, Shanghai who recently won the Best Female Chef at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2021 and is regarded highly for her successful artistry and approach in pushing gastronomic boundaries by elevating traditional Chinese cuisine. We speak to her to find out what Obscura is all about. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Icon Award: Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Icon Award: Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta

For those living out in South East Asia, there is not more popular street food vendor than the humble yet enigmatic Queen of Street Food, Jay Fai of Raan Jay Fai in Bangkok. The 76 year old celebrity has served many with her iconic Thai crab omelette which has been the only street food in Bangkok to be awarded a Michelin star. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

The highly anticipated Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 was initially meant to be celebrated in Saga, Japan, with the city preparing to welcome some of the biggest culinary names in Asia. However, due to the unfortunate circumstance of the Covid-19, the small ceremony was held in Tokyo with the main event streamed as a live broadcast over The World's 50 Best Facebook on the 24th of March. As the indomitable human spirit keeps fighting on, we take a look at the restaurants that made the biggest impact in 2019. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Korean chef Che Hee Sook has recently been named Best Female Chef at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020, which specialises in Korean traditional cuisine. Her restaurant Hansikgonggan is known for elevating very traditional dishes in a spectacular display without losing touch with its roots. In conjunction with International Women's Day, we hear what she has to say about winning this spectacular honour as well as her advice for young female chefs entering the culinary industry. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi in Kyoto has been awarded the American Express Icon Award for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, an award voted on by one's peers. Known not only for his championing of traditional Japanese cuisine, but also originating the Japanese Culinary Academy, we sit down with the esteemed chef to know a bit more about his journey. Continue reading →
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