Indian Chef Tops Asia's 50 Best Restaurant 2016 List Twice in a Row

 , NDTV  |  Updated: March 02, 2016 15:09 IST

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Indian Chef Tops Asia's 50 Best Restaurant 2016 List Twice in a Row

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Feb 28th 2016 may have been landmark for the Oscars, but it was last night that could be referred to as the Food Oscars for Asia. Asia's 50 Best Restaurants were announced in an awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. For the second year in a row – (Drumroll, please)Gaggan Bangkok snagged the Number 1 position. And that is no mean feat. This Punjabi boy from Kolkata has been breaking ground with his thoughtful take on contemporary Indian cuisine, and experimenting with it, refreshingly. He unlocked the potential of Indian food and put it on the global culinary map. Gaggan's mantra is simple, “I keep pushing the envelope, trying new recipes and even reworking the old ones. It's a constant challenge to innovate, to keep the culinary experience exciting for our customers. People want to eat food, not stories. So I don't put a dish on the menu till I know it's good enough for me. Because at the end of the day, if you don't get the flavour right, what's the point? Food has undoubtedly always been the real hero, not the chef”. We couldn't agree more.
 

 

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Tokyo's Narisawa also retained its second place rank; and Singapore's Restaurant André rounded up the Top 3, followed by Hong Kong's Amber and Tokyo’s Nihonryori Ryugin. Chef Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent rose from number 22 last year to 9 for 2016, and has just opened in New York as well. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai bagged rank 44 and Bukhara, New Delhi grabbed the 45th spot.  Congratulations to all the chefs behind Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for ensuring that each dish that leaves the kitchen is nothing less than perfection. And to Gaggan Anand, creating magic on the plate. Every. Single. Time.
 

 

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Here's the complete list of this year's winners:1. GAGGAN
Bangkok, Thailand
 


2. NARISAWA
Tokyo, Japan

3. RESTAURANT ANDRÉ
Singapore

4. AMBER
Hong Kong, China

5. NIHONRYORI RYUGIN
Tokyo, Japan

6. WAKU GHIN
Singapore

7. ULTRAVIOLET BY PAUL PAIRET
Shanghai, China

8. NAHM
Bangkok, Thailand

9. INDIAN ACCENT
New Delhi, India
 

10. LUNG KING HEEN
Hong Kong, China

11. HAJIME
Osaka, Japan

12. LES AMIS
Singapore

13. 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA
Hong Kong, China

14. BURNT ENDS
Singapore

15. MINGLES
Seoul, South Korea

16. L'EFFERVESCENCE
Tokyo, Japan

17. CORNER HOUSE
Singapore

18. FU HE HUI
Shanghai, China

19. ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB
Bangkok, Thailand

20. QUINTESSENCE
Tokyo, Japan

21. SHINJI BY KANESAKA
Singapore

22. JUNGSIK
Seoul, South Korea

23. EAT ME
Bangkok, Thailand

24. TAKAZAWA
Tokyo, Japan

25. MINISTRY OF CRAB
Colombo, Sri Lanka

26. SUSHI SAITO
Tokyo, Japan

27. THE CHAIRMAN
Hong Kong, China

28. MR AND MRS BUND
Shanghai, China

29. JAAN
Singapore

30. LE MOÛT
Taichung, Taiwan

31. LA MAISON DE LA NATURE GOH
Fukuoka, Japan

32. TIPPLING CLUB
Singapore

33. TENKU RYUGIN
Hong Kong, China

34. FOOK LAM MOON
Hong Kong, China

35. ROBUCHON AU DÔME
Macau, China

36. IGGY'S
Singapore

37. DEN
Tokyo, Japan

38. WILD ROCKET
Singapore

39. GALLERY VASK
Manila, Philippines

40. L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON
Hong Kong, China

41. BO INNOVATION
Hong Kong, China

42. KIKUNOI
Kyoto, Japan

43. CUISINE WAT DAMNAK
Siem Reap, Cambodia

44. WASABI BY MORIMOTO
Mumbai, India

45. BUKHARA
New Delhi, India
 

46. RAW
Taipei, Taiwan

47. NIHONBASHI
Colombo, Sri Lanka

48. TA VIE
Hong Kong, China

49. LOCAVORE
Bali, Indonesia

Comments50. LA YEON
Seoul, South Korea


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