Translated and compiled by Jeffrey Tsai and Bing-sheng Lee
William Reed Business Media, a media company based in the UK, released its annual ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Restaurant Magazine on February 29. Gaggan, an Indian restaurant in Bangkok, still holds first place for the third consecutive year, while Taiwan makes two appearances.
RAW ranks 46th while Le Mout ranks 30. Le Mout, a French restaurant founded by Chen Lan-shu, ranked 26 last year while for RAW, a contemporary Taiwanese-fusion restaurant, it’s the first time making the list. RAW was opened by a team of chefs, including Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang.
Chiang also owns two other restaurants in Singapore: Restaurant ANDRÉ, a French cuisines restaurant, and Burnt Ends, an Australian barbecue restaurant. Both of them have also been honored in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list at number three and 14 respectively. Having a total of three restaurants included in the ranking makes Chiang the biggest winner in the industry.
Launched in 2013, the Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants list was created to specialize in the Asia-Pacific region after the creation of The World’s Best 50 Restaurants list in 2002.
The methodology of this list was the votes from over 300 restaurant owners, chefs and key industry experts who have given their opinions on where to go eat.
Restaurants included in this year’s list come from 13 countries, which is the most since the magazine started the assessment. The diversity in countries shows that the restaurant industry has become more prosperous in many Asian countries.
Edited by Olivia Yang
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016