Friday, March 26, 2021


Five Restaurants in Taiwan named to Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list

Chefs across Asia celebrated together, but separately as the 2021 Asia's 50 Best Restaurants was announced in a virtual ceremony rather in an onsite awards celebration for the second year in a row. 

A record number of 5 restaurants repping Taiwan were named to Asia’s 50 Best, making us proud- Mume (15), RAW (21), new entry Logy (24), JL Studio in Taichung (26) and Shoun Ryugin (45). Team joins the list for the first time at #24 and chef Ryogo Tahara says “it’s a dream come true. It’s because of my team I can accomplish this goal.” 

Congrats also to Singaporean chef Angela Lai, named 2021 Asia’s Best pastry chef. You can currently try her desserts at two Michelin star restaurant Tairroir. 

I’ve been thinking about what it means that The Chairman is the first Chinese restaurant to be named number 1 restaurant in Asia, especially after a year where anti-Asian and anti-Chinese hate has risen around the world after a difficult year for everyone around the world. The world is a complicated place- and the gap between America where I grew up and Asia which is my home now has become so large. But to see the cross cultural camaraderie between the chefs, to witness their dreams come true, the recognition by #Asias50Best for many restaurants in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and more is a celebration for all the restaurants that have survived and strived to be places we hope to go to after we can safely travel again. It’s not a competition to see who can be best, rather it’s a way to push and lift each other up and forward, and that's what we will need to do after the pandemic. 

  1. THE CHAIRMAN, Hong Kong
  2. ODETTE, Singapore
  3. DEN, Japan
  4. LE DU, Thailand
  5. GAGGAN ANAND, Thailand - New Entry - Aspire Lifestyles Highest New Entry Award 2021
  6. SUHRING, Thailand
  7. FLORILEGE, Japan
  8. LA CIME, Japan
  9. NARISAWA, Japan
  10. MINGLES, South Korea 
  11. SORN, Thailand
  12. SAZENKA, Japan
  13. LES AMIS, Singapore
  14. BURNT ENDS, Singapore
  15. MUME, Taiwan 
  16. VEA, Hong Kong - Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award 2021
  17. NEIGHBORHOOD, Hong Kong
  18. INDIAN ACCENT, India
  19. L’EFFERVESCENCE, Japan - Beronia Highest Climber Award 2021
  20. NUSARA, Thailand - New Entry
  21. RAW, Taiwan
  22. FU HE HUI, China
  23. ZEN, Singapore
  24. LOGY, Taiwan - New Entry
  25. 25. BELON, Hong Kong
  26. JL STUDIO, Taiwan
  27. ODE, Japan
  28. CAPRICE, Hong Kong
  29. MINISTRY OF CRAB, Sri Lanka
  31. CLOUDSTREET, Singapore – New Entry
  32. MASQUE, India
  33. 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA, Hong Kong
  34. 7TH DOOR, South Korea - New Entry
  36. BORN & BRED, South Korea – New Entry
  37. AMBER, Hong Kong
  38. TA VIE, Hong Kong
  39. ANAN SAIGON, Vietnam - New Entry
  40. LABYRINTH, Singapore - New Entry and Winner of Flor de Cana Sustainable Restaurant Award 2021
  41. EUPHORIA, Singapore – New Entry
  42. JAAN BY KIRK WESTAWAY, Singapore
  43. HANSIKGANGGAN, South Korea
  44. MONO, Hong Kong – New Entry
  45. SHOUN RYUGIN, Taiwan
  46. GAA, Thailand
  47. LUNG KING HEEN, Hong Kong
  48. SEVENTH SON, Hong Kong
  49. TOYO EATERY, Philippines
  50. WING LEI PALACE, Macau

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