Essence of Asia


2021 marks the launch of the Essence of Asia collection in parallel to this year’s list of Asia’s 50 Best

Restaurants. To be unveiled on Tuesday, 16th March, the Essence of Asia collection recognizes establishments that represent the spirit of Asian gastronomy. This unranked collection turns the spotlight on restaurants that have had a positive impact on their communities and local cuisine, whether during the recent crisis or over a sustained period. Integral to Asia’s culinary ecosystem, these casual restaurants preserve culinary traditions, honor authentic flavors and provide a vital link to their communities.


Photo: Lan Pham