William Drew, editor of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” said: “This year, we decided to publish a list of 51 to 100 restaurants that were also voted for by the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” voting process to recognize more excellent restaurants. This time, we decided to publish a list of 51 to 100 restaurants. The global epidemic has undoubtedly brought a serious blow to the catering and service industries. Therefore, our support for the recovery of restaurants across Asia is crucial. Through the announcement of the 51st to 100th restaurants and the non-ranked “Essence of Asia” (Essence of Asia) ) List, we can show more diversified restaurants, cuisines and unique dining experiences in Asia.”
At the same time, the high-profile 2021 “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony to be held on March 25 (Thursday) at 4:30 pm Beijing time.
China is emerging
Of the eight restaurants on the list in mainland China, five are from Shanghai. These include Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No. 52), Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road Store) (No. 61), Tai’anmen (No. 75), Da Vittorio Shanghai (No. 82) and Yongfu (Maoming South Road Store) (No. 93).
The other three restaurants on the list come from all corners of the world. They are Ensue (No. 69) created by award-winning celebrity chef Christopher Kostow in Shenzhen, Xin Rong Ji (Linhai Store) (No. 76), the flagship store of Xin Rong Ji originated in Taizhou, and in Hangzhou The Sands Hall in the Four Seasons Hotel (No. 89).
New area, new face
A total of nine restaurants in Japan were shortlisted, including the well-loved and famous restaurant Quintessence (53rd), Il Ristorante Luca Fantin (54th), Sushi Saito (57th) and Sugalabo (85th). Sugita, located in Tokyo, passed the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, ranking 51st. And Villa Aida, which is located in Wakayama and is full of Italian style, climbed to the 64th place. In addition, the iconic five-seater sushi restaurant Tenzushi Kyomachi (71st), Eté (83rd) and Kyoto’s Cenci (91st) are also on the list.
In Thailand, two restaurant giants specializing in Thai cuisine are both on the list. There are Samrub for Thai (No. 59), a private Thai restaurant at the helm of Nahm’s former chef, Prin Polsuk and well-recognized by the public, and Supinya’Jay Fai’ Junsuta, the chef who won the 2021 “Icon Award” Restaurant Raan Jay Fai (No. 62). Other promising restaurants include high-end French restaurant Le Normandie (No. 74), rising stars Baan Tepa (No. 79) and Quince (No. 97).
Followers who have been paying attention to “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” should not be unfamiliar with Singapore’s Nouri (No. 73), and this Lion City has ushered in two names that have never been on the list this year, namely Hyundai Japanese restaurant Esora (No. 77), and Candlenut (No. 94), which is beloved by local Peranakans.
Malaysia has three seats on the list, including the popular restaurants Dewakan (66th) and Nadodi (99th) in Kuala Lumpur, and Gen (92nd) in Penang.
The last time Vietnam was on the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” was in 2013, and this year it is represented by Tung Dining (No. 98) in Hanoi. At the same time, Antonio’s (84th) and Gallery by Chele (90th) of the Philippines were also successfully shortlisted.
There are a total of four new-style restaurants in Seoul, and each restaurant offers creative Korean cuisine, such as TocToc (65th), Mosu (67th), Joo Ok (72nd) and Onjium (86th) Bit). Finally, there are Indian representative Bukhara (58th) and Avartana (81st) in Chennai.
This year’s “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards ceremony will be broadcast simultaneously on the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” Facebook, “50 Best Restaurants TV” YouTube channel and Zoom at 4:30 pm Beijing time on March 25 (Thursday) .
Compilation system for the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”
The list was voted by the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” judging committee, which is composed of more than 300 people who have a certain influence in the Asian catering industry. The judging committee members in each region include food critics, chefs, and restaurant owners. And well-respected gourmets in the region, and the gender ratio of the entire judging committee is 50/50. Taking into account the restrictions on travel, the voting arrangements for this year have also been adjusted to focus more on the local dining experience.
In 2021, “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” once again hired Deloitte, a professional consulting firm, as its official independent adjudication partner. Deloitte will ensure the fairness and authenticity of the voting process and the confidentiality of the selection results of the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list. To learn more about the list compilation process, please visit the following website: https://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/voting/the-voting-system.
Essence of Asia
The “Essence of Asia” list debuted in 2021. Along with the annual list of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”, the list was announced before the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” virtual awards ceremony. restaurant. This non-ranked list of restaurants allows the public to focus on those restaurants that are still having a positive impact on their communities and local dining culture even if they are facing crises in the near future or continue. These restaurants are indispensable in the Asian catering system. They retain traditional cooking skills, respect authentic flavors, and play an important role in building connections with the community.
“50 Best for Recovery 2021” Project: Innovation Opportunities
50 Best is committed to the implementation of the “50 Best for Recovery 2021” plan, and to strengthen its commitment to support and promote global restaurants and bars. As the industry undergoes transformation and reshaping this year, the plan provides opportunities for the industry to bring more positive impacts, focusing on the inclusiveness and sustainability of the industry. 50 Best will use its global platform to attract the public’s attention to more outstanding restaurants and bars around the world, including the announcement of the 50 Best list, special awards, a list of non-ranked restaurants and a series of promotional content, and will be approved this year The list of the first 50 Next to be announced later will introduce to the public the important figures shaping the future of the catering industry. 50 Best will take this opportunity to continue to bring a variety of different voices and positive messages in 2021 and beyond, promote effective discussions and cross-border cooperation, and encourage the public to discover and explore food together.