For the past three years, the coveted Asia 50's Best awards have been strong-armed into revealing the winners online or via limited broadcast from Bangkok (2022). But on March 28 2023, things are about to change. In line with the 10th anniversary of the award, celebrations are coming back in full swing in Singapore. It's a full circle moment, as the Lion City hosted the very first edition of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants back in 2013.
Aside from the red carpets and bubbly, this year sees the first Asia iteration of 50 Signature Sessions, a collaborative dining series that spotlights international chefs and local talent. Foodies can expect to revel in highly curated gastronomic experiences between March 25 to 29, some even one-night-only exclusives. So who’s cooking? You’ll just have to keep tabs on the 50 Best’s socials if you’re looking to snag a seat.
You can also look forward to the traditional Chefs’ Feast where the finest cooks in the region come together to share stories and experiences, as well as to celebrate Asia’s world-famous hawker dishes. 2023 will also present the first-ever winner of Beronia Asia’s Best Sommelier Award. In the meantime, keep an eye out for the announcement of Asia’s Best Female Chef Award and American Express One To Watch in the weeks leading up to the main event.
A quick recap of 2022: a total of seven Singaporean restaurants made the top 50 list: Odette (#8), Meta (#20), Les Amis (#23), Zén (#37), Labyrinth (#40), Burnt Ends (#41), and Cloudstreet (#44). Following closely in the 51-100 list are these five other restaurants: Jaan by Kirk Westaway (#55), Euphoria (#56), Esora (#58), Lolla (#75), and Thevar (#92).