Gaggan in Bangkok has come out tops at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 awards held in Singapore.
Now in its third year, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants that is sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, revealed its list of winners at an awards ceremony at Capella Hotel, Singapore.
Chef Gaggan Anand opened his eponymous Bangkok restaurant in 2010 with a vision to revamp and reinvigorate Indian cuisine by incorporating modernist cooking techniques. His vision paid off by coming in number one the awards list this year, after coming in 3rd last year.
Thailand is also represented by 2014 winner Nahm (No.7), Eat Me (No.25), Bo.lan (No.37) and Issaya Siamese Club (No.39).
Below are some of the other Individual Country Awards:
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China: Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore: Restaurant André
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan: Narisawa
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea: Jungsik
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India: Indian Accent
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan: Le Moût
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka: Nihonbashi
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Philippines: Antonio's
- The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Cambodia: Cuisine Wat Damnak
How Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled:
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants is created by The Diners Club Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene.
The Academy is divided into six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan. The divisions are designed to represent the Asian restaurant scene as fairly as possible at the current time and are agreed with the Academy Chairs.
Each region has its own panel of 53 members including a chairperson to head it up. The panel is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded 'foodies'. Each panellist has seven votes. Of the seven votes, at least three must be used to recognise restaurants outside of the voter’s home country.
For more information or updates on the awards, log on to Asia's 50 Best Restaurants's official Facebook page here.