Hong Kong's own May Chow is now officially one of the best chefs in Asia. She's just been named Asia's Best Female Chef 2017, an award that forms part of the S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna-sponsored Asia's 50 Best Restaurants programme.
2016 was a huge year for our homegrown star. As well as opening Tai Hang gastropub Second Draft, she expanded her celebrated Little Bao empire to Bangkok and represented Hong Kong on the world stage at various international food festivals. She'll formally accept her prize at the fifth Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Bangkok next February.
Chow was voted the region's best by over 300 industry experts from across the region. William Drew, group editor of Asia's 50 Best, says Chow 'represents a new generation of Asian chef-restaurateurs', and that her award is recognition of her bringing 'a fresh perspective to traditional cuisine'. Chow is the second Hong Kong chef to pick up the award after Tate Dining Room's Vicky Lau was honoured with the title in 2015.