Bangkok’s Gaggan tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants again. Which Singapore restaurants made the cut?

    Grilled prawns at Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok

    It’s Gaggan from Bangkok again for the number one spot in this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

    The award now in its fourth year, picks the best restaurants from 13 countries in Asia to determine the final list of top 50 restaurants. 10 Singapore restaurants also made it into this year’s list.

    We were fortunate enough to have met the prolific chef, Gaggan Anand, at an event organised by S. Pellegrino sometime back. Still in his 30s, the Kolkata-born chef is humble, entertaining and so passionate about his take on progessive Indian cuisine that he can’t wait to host you in his restaurant. One can expect nothing less from someone who cooked in the kitchen of 3-star Michelin El Bulli, helmed by the ‘father of molecular gastronomy’ and one of the best chef in the world, Ferran Andrià. Some of the dishes in Gaggan’s tasting menu include ‘Who Killed The Goat?’, sous vide lamb chops and ‘I Want My Curry!’ a crab curry dish.

    In 2016, Gaggan managed once again to retain its two titles – The Best Restaurant in Asia and the Best Restaurant in Thailand.
    Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok Exterior view of Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok

    List of Individual Country Awards

    1. Gaggan, Bangkok – Best Restaurant in Asia and Best Restaurant in Thailand
    2. Narisawa, Japan – Best Restaurant in Japan for four consecutive year
    3. Andre, Singapore – Best Restaurant in Singapore
    4. Amber, Hong Kong – Best Restaurant in China
    5. Mingles, Seoul – Highest New Entry Award and Best Restaurant in Korea
    6. Gallery Vask, Manila – Best Restaurant in the Philippines
    7. Locavore, Bali – Best Restaurant in Indonesia
    8. Indian Accent, India – Best Restaurant in India for the second year
    9. Le Moût, Taiwan – Best Restaurant in Taiwan
    10. Ministry of Crab, Colombo – Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka
    11. Cuisine Wat Damnak, Cambodia – Best Restaurant in Cambodia

    Notable Awards

    • Highest New Entry Award – Mingles by Chef Mingoo Kang
    • One to Watch – Florilège in Tokyo – French cuisine
    • Asia’s Best Pastry Chef – Cheryl Koh
    • Chefs’ Choice Award – Paul Pairet – Mr & Mrs Bund and Ultraviolet in Shanghai
    • Highest Climber Award – Quintessence – Tokyo
    • Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 – Chef Margarita Forés from the Philippines
    • The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award – David Thompson

    Here’s the list of Singapore restaurants that made it into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016

    1. Restaurant André (No. 3)
    2. Waku Ghin (No. 6)
    3. Les Amis (No. 12)
    4. Burnt Ends (No. 14)
    5. Shinji By Kanesaka (No. 21)
    6. Jaan (No. 29)
    7. Tippling Club (No. 31)
    8. Iggy’s (No. 36)
    9. Corner House (No. 17)
    10. Wild Rocket (No.38)

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