Even the situation of COVID-19 pandemic has come back in waves, causing effect to all circles but could not stop the excitement of the prestigious awards ceremony. This year 2021, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the award ceremony was held to rate the best restaurant in Asia in Virtual (online). Famous chefs in each country are gathered together to win the ranks.
Litti, chairman of the judging panel for Asia's 50 Best Restaurants (Southeast Asia) said: “I am delighted and proud that Thailand has six restaurants in the top 50 and also 15 restaurants in top of 100, which puts Thailand in the top rank in Asia.
Thailand has expert chefs and so many great restaurants. Because of covid-19 causing people unable to travel aboard, Thais turn to support more restaurant in Thailand and also the best quality in each restaurant that causing food critics to vote more for Thai restaurant and won many awards in return. I want to congratulation to all restaurants for the award you have received. I believed in the following year, there will be more Thai restaurant added to list. Finally, I hope that Thai food and Thai restaurants will receive support from all food critics around the world.
For Thailand, chefs and food critics are looking forward for this award and as expected, 6 famous restaurants which are known from all over the world has been rank in list of 50.
“LeDu feels so proud to be named the top restaurant in Thailand. We will continue to improve in order to justify the award that we have received. We will do our best to make Thai food famous all over the world. ... Moreover, LeDu would like to inspire all restaurants to keep improving and creating good food in Thailand for food critics from all over the world to taste.”
Thailand’s Gaggan Anand restaurant followed in fifth place and won the Highest New Entry Sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles.
Sühring was listed at No 6. Then came Sorn, famed for its southern Thai cuisine, at No 11. Nusara was listed as a New Entry at No 20 while Gaa restaurant achieved 46th place.
In addition, the famous street-food restaurant Jay Fai won the ICON AWARD. This year, Hong Kong's restaurant “The Chairman” won first place, followed by Odette (Singapore) and Den (Japan) in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.