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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Here is the List

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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Here is the List

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 is over with chef David Thompson from the Nahm restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, taking the number one spot. He was followed by last year’s winner and the current Best Restaurant in Japan, Yoshihiro Narisawa's Les Créations de Narisawa. Third place on the night went to the Gaggan restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand with chef Gaggan Anand.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, ceremony took place at the Capella hotel in Singapore with a VIP group of journalists, critics, jury members and chefs in attendance for the live announcement.

Thompson, originally from Australia, is regarded as one of the leading culinary figures in regards to Thai cuisine. His original restaurant, Nahm, in London was the first Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star with his second space, Nahm in Bangkok, picked as the Best Restaurant in Asia. His approach to Thai cooking involves rediscovering old techniques and recipes and bringing them back to life with a genuine focus on authenticity.

Speaking after the ceremony, Thompson said: “To be honest I'm really quite surprised. I bet against myself. I honestly thought I'd dropped out", the chef then went on to discuss his team, adding: “I’ve lost a bet and it's going to take me six months to take all of them out on their parties."

Here's the full list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: 

1 Nahm, Bangkok, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand
2 Narisawa, Tokyo, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan
3 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
4 Amber, Hong Kong, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China
5 Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
6 Restaurant Andre, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore and Chefs' Choice Award
7 Waku Ghin, Singapore
8 Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
9 Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
10 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
11 Mr And Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China
12 Iggy's, Singapore
13 Caprice, Hong Kong, China
14 Les Amis, Singapore
15 Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China
16 Ishikawa, Tokyo, Japan
17 Jaan, Singapore
18 L'atelier De Joel Robuchon Hong Kong, China
19 Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong, China, Highest Climber up 29 places
20 Jungsik, Seoul, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea and Highest New Entry
21 Sra Bua By Kiin Kiin, Bangkok, Thailand
22 Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
23 Tippling Club, Singapore (NEW ENTRY)
24 Le Moût Restaurant, Taichung, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan
25 L'effervescence, Tokyo, Japan (NEW ENTRY)
26 Fu1015, Shanghai, China
27 Bukhara, New Delhi, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India
28 Bo.Lan, Bangkok, Thailand
29 Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
30 Dum Pukht, New Delhi, India
31 Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand (NEW ENTRY)
32 Varq, New Delhi, India
33 Hubin Road, Hangzhou, China
34 Takazawa, Tokyo, Japan
35 Shinji By Kanesaka, Singapore
36 Wasabi, Mumbai, India
37 Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand
38 Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, Japan (NEW ENTRY)
39 Robuchon Au Dome, Macau
40 Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Singapore
41 Sawada, Tokyo, Japan (NEW ENTRY)
42 Hajime Restaurant, Osaka, Japan
43 Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan
44 Nihonbashi, Colombo, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka
45 Yardbird, Hong Kong, China (up 1 place)
46 Family Li Imperial Cuisine, Shanghai, China (NEW ENTRY)
47 Sarong, Bali, S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Indonesia
48 Franck Bistro, Shanghai, China
49 Karavalli, Bangalore, India
50 Tenku Ryugin, Hong Kong, China (NEW ENTRY and 'ONE TO WATCH')

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