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Gaggan crowned Asia's best restaurant in 2017

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd February, 2017 10:22:23 AM
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Gaggan in Bangkok claims the No.1 spot for a third consecutive year and retains the titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia and The Best Restaurant in Thailand.


The list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants  was announced at an awards ceremony at the W Hotel, Bangkok.


The 2017 list welcomes 10 new entries while China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand each count nine restaurants on the list.


S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the main sponsor of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.


Rising one place to No.2, Restaurant Andre retains the title of The Best Restaurant in Singapore.


Amber (No.3) in Hong Kong is named The Best Restaurant in China.


Narisawa (No.6) is named The Best Restaurant in Japan for a fifth successive year.


Mingles (No.15) in Seoul is again The Best Restaurant in Korea while Indian Accent (No.30) is awarded The Best Restaurant in India for a third time.


RAW (No.24) has won The Best Restaurant in Taiwan title, Ministry of Crab in Colombo (No.29) is The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka and Gallery Vask (No.35) in Manila keeps The Best Restaurant in the Philippines honour.


Other award winners announced include:


Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Mekhong: Odette, Singapore Chef Julien Royer's restaurant at the iconic National Gallery Singapore debuts at No.9, the highest new entry in the history of the list.


Asia's Best Pastry Chef: Kazutoshi Narita, Tokyo


At Tokyo's Esquisse and Esquisse Cinq, pastry specialist Kazutoshi Narita combines the artistry of Japanese cuisine with the nuances of French pâtisserie.


Chefs' Choice Award: Dave Pynt, Singapore


Dave Pynt's mastery of various cooking techniques has earned him the respect of his regional peers. This year Pynt is the recipient of the Chefs' Choice Award, sponsored by Peroni.


The Art of Hospitality: Den, Tokyo


Rising 26 places to No.11, Den delights in surprising and entertaining its guests, making it a worthy recipient of the inaugural Art of Hospitality Award in Asia.


Highest Climber Award: Locavore, Bali


Locavore rises 27 places to No.22, earning the title of The Best Restaurant in Indonesia.


Chef-restaurateur May Chow of Little Bao in Hong Kong and Bangkok is named Asia's Best Female Chef 2017.


TocToc in Seoul earns the Miele One To Watch Award while Italian chef Umberto Bombana of 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the 2017 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award.


How Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled


The list is created from the votes of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia. For the 2017 edition, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is once again working with professional services consultancy Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner.


Main sponsor S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are the leading natural mineral waters in the fine dining world. Together they interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of excellence, pleasure and well-being.


Source: AP