Singapore's Odette and Hong Kong's The Chairman in the Top 10 of ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑโ€™๐˜€ ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ

Singaporeโ€™s Odette is ranked #8 and Hong Kongโ€™s The Chairman is #10 on The Worldโ€™s 50 Best Restaurants list. Copenhagenโ€™s Noma and Geranium snared the top two places.

  1. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) (The Best Restaurant in Europe Award)

  2. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  3. Asador (Atxondo, Spain)

  4. Central (Lima, Peru) (The Best Restaurant in South America Award)

  5. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

  6. Frantzen (Stockholm, Sweden)

  7. Maido (Lima, Peru)

  8. Odette (Singapore, Singapore) (The Best Restaurant in Asia Award)

  9. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) (The Best Restaurant in North America Award)

  10. The Chairman (Hong Kong, China) (Highest Climber Award)

  11. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

  12. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria) (Art of Hospitality Award)

  13. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  14. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)

  15. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy) (Highest New Entry Award)

  16. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

  17. A Casa do Porco (Sao Palo, Brazil)

  18. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

  19. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

  20. Diverxo (Madrid, Spain)

  21. Hiลกa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

  22. Cosme (New York, USA)

  23. Arpรจge (Paris, France)

  24. Septime (Paris, France)

  25. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

  26. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

  27. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

  28. Benu (San Franciso, USA)

  29. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy)

  30. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)

  31. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

  32. The Clove Club (London, United Kingdom)

  33. Lyleโ€™s (London, United Kingdom)

  34. Burnt Ends (Singapore, Singapore)

  35. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)

  36. Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

  37. Singlethread (Healdsburg, USA)

  38. Borago (Santiago, Chile) (Sustainable Restaurant Award)

  39. Florilรจge (Tokyo, Japan)

  40. Sรผhring (Bangkok, Thailand)

  41. Allรฉno Paris Au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

  42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

  43. Atomix (New York, USA)

  44. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)

  45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin, Germany)

  46. Leo (Bogota, Colombia)

  47. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)

  48. Atelier Crenn (San Franciso, USA)

  49. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

  50. Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa)

If 32 and 33 are anything to go by, it shows that these listings continue to be very flawed. Iโ€™d be surprised if either would make many peopleโ€™s Top 50 just in the UK.

Itโ€™s obviously no surprise that both are in London but both from the same small area (Shoreditch)? What a co-incidence. Not.


Iโ€™m not surprised, John. This Worldโ€™s 50 Best list always have some very iffy inclusions.

Over at my part of the world, Burnt Ends at #34 was the only other Singapore entrant (besides Odette) on the list. I wonโ€™t deny that itโ€™s a good restaurant, but I can also easily point out a dozen other restaurants in Singapore that are as good, if not (much) better, than Burnt Ends.

Curious- did they say why The Chairman climbed the spots? Is the restaurant doing something different these days?

We ate there years ago when they were starting out. It was a good meal for sure. Just wondering how they are doing these days.

They didnโ€™t give any specifics, but an extract from the website states that The Chairman is:
โ€œBuilt on tradition: Get ready to be transported through 2,000 years of Cantonese culinary history through the dining experience. The restaurantโ€™s cooking style is built on tradition: the seafood is sourced by local fishermen, the sauces are created from scratch in the kitchen and The Chairmanโ€™s small farm in Sheung Shui is responsible for curing the preserved meats and even the salted eggs. The restaurantโ€™s philosophy, โ€˜simple cooking will ruleโ€™, shines through every dish, creating a culinary experience like no other.โ€

Iโ€™d been following my HK friendsโ€™ Facebook postings in the past year, and theyโ€™d continued to praise their meals at The Chairman for the quality produce and consistently good cooking.
And I think at least a couple of them are jury members who voted for the list.

Hahahaha. Thatโ€™s probably it. Is Peech one of them?

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