May 10th, 2017
As the fourth annual ceremony of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 is getting closer, organizers have chosen Bangkok as the celebrating city after three consecutive years in Singapore. The last day of February 2016 is going to be a special day not only due to the 29th rare number of the month but also of the exclusive restaurants and famous chefs that will attend Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. As Bangkok is the most important city in Thailand and also a hot spot for Asia tourists, Bangkok food and restaurants have ranked in the top culinary magazines, a vibrant city of constant cuisine improvements. Well known restaurants such as “Gaggan”, “Nahm” , “Eat Me” or “ Bo.Ian” had their own special place in the Asia 50 Best Restaurants in the previous years.
After a prestigious media press conference ceremony and a VIP dinner at Gaysorn, the location for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 was announced. Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul says: “Thailand is honoured to be the host country of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. The support of this event is consistent with the national agenda to promote Thainess, Thai culture, and, in particular, Thai cuisine to the world. It will also strengthen the country’s strong brand image and differentiate us from other countries.” Thailand has grown significantly in the past 10 years from the traditional street food nowadays hosting five stars restaurants and renowned chefs, becoming a point of reference in extravagant dishes and luxurious food industry. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 is the result of one year of detailed studies made by experts, food writers, critics, chefs and an influential group of over 300 leaders in restaurant industry spread throughout Asia.
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 results are based on six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan where each region has 53 members. The voting process for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 will have another important component which is Deloitte Company. You can follow the announcements live via twitter @Asias50Best on 29thFebruary, 2016. Following the ceremony, the results of the awards will be published live at www.theworlds50best.com/asia.