Thailand's Gaggan named best restaurant in Asia

Breaking News March 01, 2016 08:21

By The Nation

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Gaggan in Bangkok has claimed the top spot in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for a second consecutive year.

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, revealed the 2016 list at an awards ceremony in Bangkok last night, before an audience of the region’s most celebrated
chefs, restaurateurs and industry VIPs.
Gaggan retains the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia. At his eponymous Bangkok restaurant, Chef Gaggan Anand draws inspiration from the street food of his home town of Kolkata, reinterpreting traditional Indian cuisine with modernist cooking techniques. His
approach is inventive, adventurous and highly individual, yet respectful of India’s
culinary legacy. 
After debuting on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014 at No.17, Gaggan rose to No.10 last year on the global list and No.1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Host country Thailand is also represented by Nahm (No.8), Issaya Siamese Club, rising 20 places to No.19, and Eat Me at No.23.
Now in its fourth year, the 2016 list welcomes 10 new entries, including three from Japan. China counts 13 restaurants on the list while Singapore and Japan each have 10. With 13 nations represented, the 2016 list includes restaurants from more countries than ever before, showcasing a rich variety of dining experiences across Asia.

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