14/06/2021

THAILAND DAILY

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Odette ranks second while a total of 8 Singapore restaurants land on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Odette has been knocked off the top spot for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2021, overtaken by The Chairman in Hong Kong while a Singaporean pastry chef based in Taipei has been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef.

Singapore however saw several new entries, namely Restaurant Euphoria (41), Labyrinth (40) and Cloudstreet (31) joining the list. Mainstays like Jaan drops to 42 from 21 last year while Burnt Ends now places at 14. Minor movements include Restaurant Zen which rose five spots to 23 while Les Amis weighs in at 13 down from 11 last year.

Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo dominated the list, cementing the three cities as Asia’s culinary capitals with acclaimed chef Gaggan Anand being named as the highest new entry landing at 5th spot — a reincarnation of his former restaurant. Le Du in Bangkok meanwhile hit big, breaking to the fourth spot up from 8th last year.

“This is the most motivating thing in my entire life,” says chef Gaggan Anand. “With your love and support, we might survive this.”

Other accolades include the titles of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef which went to Singaporean chef Angela Lai from Tairroir in Taipei. The title of Asia’s Best Female Chef meanwhile went to chef Deaille Tam whose Shanghai restaurant, Obscura opened in November 2020.

The 2021 list is released days after the restaurants ranked from 51-100 was revealed for the first time. These lists are compiled and published by William Reed Business Media, and  voted on by over 300 leaders in the culinary field from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. This consists of journalists, food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and culinary experts with a gender ratio that’s 50:50.

Here’s the full list:

50. Wing Lei Palace, Macau


49. Toyo Eatery, Manila


48. Seventh Son, Hong Kong


47. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong


46. Gaa, Bangkok


45. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei


44. Mono, Hong Kong


43. Hansikgonggan, Seoul


42. Jaan, Singapore


41. Euphoria, Singapore


40. Labyrinth, Singapore


39. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh


38. Ta Vie, Hong Kong


37. Amber, Hong Kong


36. Born & Bred, Seoul


35. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo


34. 7th Door, Seoul


33. Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong


32. Masque, Mumbai


31. Cloudstreet, Singapore


30. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka


29. Ministry of Crab, Colombo


28. Caprice, Hong Kong


27. Ode, Tokyo


26. JL Studio, Taichung


25. Belon, Hong Kong


24. Logy, Taipei


23. Zen, Singapore


22. Fu He Hui, Shanghai


21. Raw, Taipei


20. Nusara, Bangkok


19. L’effervesence, Tokyo


18. Indian Accent, New Delhi


17. Neighbourhood, Hong Kong


16. Vea, Hong Kong


15. Mume, Taipei


14. Burnt Ends, Singapore


13. Les Amis, Singapore


12. Sazenka, Tokyo


11. Sorn, Bangkok


10. Mingles, Seoul


9. Narisawa, Tokyo


8. La Cime, Osaka


7. Florilege, Tokyo


6. Suhring, Bangkok


5. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok


4. Le Du, Bangkok


3. Den, Tokyo


2. Odette, Singapore


1. The Chairman, Hong Kong

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