27 February 2014

S.Pellegrino names Thailand's Nahm restaurant Asia's Best

S.Pellegrino has announced country accolades at the second Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards in Singapore this week. If you need to treat business partners or customers, look no further than Nahm in Bangkok, Thailand, which earned the title of The S.Pellegrino Asia's Best Restaurant and was also named The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand.

Other restaurants honoured by S.Pellegrino include:

Amber (no. 4) in Hong Kong, named The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China.

Last year's grand winner, Narisawa (no. 2), is The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan.
The Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by LesConcierges, went to Jungsik from Seoul (no. 20), which also earned The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea award.

Restaurant André (no. 6) has been named The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore for the second consecutive year. Chef-owner André Chiang also picked up the Chefs' Choice Award, which is based on votes from peers on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list.

India is represented on the list with six entries. Bukhara (no. 27) takes the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India.

Chef Lanshu Chen from Le Moût in Taiwan has double reason to celebrate. Le Moût entered the list at no. 24 and secured the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan, while Chen herself has been named Best Female Chef.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants also awarded Nihonbashi in Colombo (no. 44) The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka award and Sarong in Bali (no. 47) is now The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Indonesia.

The winners' circle also includes Ivan Li of Family Li Imperial Cuisine in Shanghai (no. 46), which received The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The winners at the award ceremony

Other award winners included:

Janice Wong, Owner-chef of 2am: dessertbar in Singapore, who has again been named Asia's Best Pastry Chef. 

The One To Watch award was conferred on Tenku RyuGin in Hong Kong. This first satellite restaurant of RyuGin Japan continues chef Seiji Yamamoto's tradition of serving time-honoured Japanese dishes with a hearty dose of modern style, and is listed as no. 50 on the list.
The Highest Climber Award was won by Fook Lam Moon. A Hong Kong institution, family-run Fook Lam Moon rose 29 places, from no. 48 in 2013 to its current standing at no. 19.

China leads Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 with 16 establishments in the list. Japan is second with 10 restaurants, and Singapore had eight establishments listed.

There were 10 new entries in 2014, including Korea's Jungsik (no. 20), and Taiwan's Le Moût at no. 24. Japan has three new entries, L'Effervescence (no. 25), Sukiyabashi Jiro (no. 38) and Sawada (no. 41). Singapore's eight entries includes the new addition of Tippling Club at no. 23.

William Drew, Group Editor of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, said: "These new entries highlight the creativity, variety and sophistication of Asia's ever-changing culinary scene."

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts. It is sponsored by natural mineral waters S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, and organised by William Reed Business Media. The full list of award winners is available here

*Images from Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.