Bangkok’s Le Du the toast of Thailand after scooping ‘Best Restaurant in Asia’ award

Bangkok’s Le Du was the toast of Thailand final night time after being crowned “The Best Restaurant in Asia 2023” on the exclusive culinary award ceremony, climbing three places to No.1 from No.4 last year.
According to new rankings launched by the 50 Best Organizations, Japan is the top vacation spot in Asia for gastronomes this 12 months, with 17 of the “best” 100 eating places on the list, followed by Thailand and Singapore tied for second with 15 every. Hong Kong, final year’s top vacation spot, recorded 13 institutions on the listing.
This yr marks the tenth anniversary of the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” record, which incorporates restaurants from 19 cities, with seven new institutions on the list. Bangkok’s Le Du on Silom Soi 7 was named “The Best Restaurant in Asia 2023,” transferring up three spots to take the top honour, reported CNBC.
This year’s ranking noticed some adjustments, with Japan’s Den, which was No. 1 in 2022, dropping three spots to No. four, while Bangkok’s Sorn fell from No.2 to No.9. The “Highest Entry” award went to Avartana from India, which debuted on the record at No. 30.
Le Du is a one-Michelin-starred restaurant that first entered the list in 2017 at No.37. The establishment, which opened in 2013, is owned by head chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn, who gives Thai food a contemporary twist by way of a French-leaning lens. His menus concentrate on the usage of seasonal and local elements, reflecting his belief within the superiority of Thai produce.
Tassanakajohn informed CNBC after the award ceremony last evening that taking the coveted spot feels “unreal.”
“I didn’t anticipate it in any respect. Ten years ago, when I opened the restaurant, [people] said, I will never make it as a end result of I only use native produce and you have to use imported ingredients.
“I’m so pleased to represent Thailand and produce Thai elements to the forefront of Asia.”

The “50 Best” group compiles a yearly listing of the top restaurants based on the opinions of over 300 industry experts. These consultants embrace food writers, critics, cooks, and restaurant house owners from numerous elements of the world. The panel is made up of an equal variety of female and male members. Each member is allowed to appoint ten restaurants, with a restrict of seven from their home nation.
Savings of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” for 2023:
Six different Thai eating places made the top 100 record, they included::

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