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” at the unique culinary award ceremony, climbing three locations to No.1 from No.4 last 12 months.
According to new rankings launched by the 50 Best Organizations, Japan is the highest vacation spot in Asia for gastronomes this year, with 17 of the “best” a hundred eating places on the listing, followed by Thailand and Singapore tied for second with 15 every. Hong Kong, final year’s top vacation spot, recorded 13 establishments on the record.
This 12 months marks the 10th anniversary of the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, which incorporates restaurants from 19 cities, with seven new establishments on the listing. Bangkok’s Le Du on Silom Soi 7 was named “The Best Restaurant in Asia 2023,” shifting up three spots to take the highest honour, reported CNBC.
This year’s rating 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. Bonus went to Avartana from India, which debuted on the listing at No. 30.
Le Du is a one-Michelin-starred restaurant that first entered the record in 2017 at No.37. The establishment, which opened in 2013, is owned by head chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn, who offers Thai meals a modern twist by way of a French-leaning lens. His menus focus on using seasonal and native ingredients, reflecting his belief in the superiority of Thai produce.
Tassanakajohn informed CNBC after the award ceremony final evening that taking the coveted spot feels “unreal.”
“I didn’t expect it in any respect. Ten years in the past, when I opened the restaurant, [people] stated, I won’t ever make it as a end result of I only use native produce and you want to use imported components.
“I’m so pleased to represent Thailand and convey Thai components to the forefront of Asia.”

The “50 Best” organization compiles a yearly listing of the highest eating places based mostly on the opinions of over 300 business experts. These experts include food writers, critics, chefs, and restaurant owners from numerous components of the world. The panel is made up of an equal variety of female and male members. Each member is allowed to nominate ten restaurants, with a restrict of seven from their residence nation.
Asia’s prime 50 restaurants
The listing of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” for 2023:
Six different Thai restaurants made the highest a hundred listing, they included::

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