San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna have published their list of the top 50 restaurants in Asia for 2014, with top honors going to David Thompson, the chef of Nahm in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lauded for reviving centuries-old Thai recipes with a contemporary and sophisticated flair, chef David Thompson doesn’t shy away from the punchy, bold flavors that characterize Thai cuisine — garlic, shrimp paste, chilies and lemongrass — but rather distills the flavors into elegant and memorable curries, salads, soups and relishes.
The list is compiled by a group of 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, that includes food critics, chefs and restaurateurs.
Here are the top 10 restaurants in Asia:
1. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
2. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
3. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
4. Amber, Hong Kong
5. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
6. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
7. Waku Ghin, Singapore
8. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
9. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
10. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
For the full list, visit www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en.