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Food-truck tribulations
29.03.2017

Chicken or pork? Kelly Eng takes on a food-truck challenge but fails to cement her millennial credentials.

Take me to the river
29.03.2017

For serial cruisers who have done the Danube and knocked off the Nile, less familiar waterways beckon.

Gourmet Institute is back for 2017
29.03.2017

Fire-up the stove, tie on your favourite apron and let’s get cooking, food fans. This year’s line-up is brimming with talent.

The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

David Thompson recognised with lifetime achievement award

DAVID THOMPSON AT LONG CHIM, PERTH

DAVID THOMPSON AT LONG CHIM, PERTH

Asia's 50 best restaurants for 2016 were revealed in a ceremony in Bangkok last night, with two Australian-run restaurants listed in the top 10. Australia's David Thompson, who recently opened Long Chim in Perth, accepted a lifetime achievement award.

Thompson's Bangkok restaurant, Nahm, which claimed the top spot in 2014, clocked in at number eight this year. Tetsuya Wakuda's restaurant, Waku Ghin, located inside the Marina Bay Sands casino next door to Thompson's Singapore branch of Long Chim, placed at number six. In the top spot this year is El Bulli-trained chef Gaggan Anand for his eponymous modern-Indian restaurant in Bangkok.

This year's top 50 hail from 13 locations in Asia (Australia is not included in this region) including Japan, Singapore, China, India, Sri Lanka and Korea.


Asia's Top 50 Restaurants 2016:

1. Gaggan - Bangkok, Thailand | Best Restaurant in Thailand by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna and Best Restaurant in Asia

2. Narisawa - Tokyo, Japan | Best Restaurant in Japan by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

3. Restaurant André - Singapore | Best Restaurant in Singapore by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

4. Amber - Hong Kong, China | Best Restaurant in China by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

5. Nihonryori Ryugin - Tokyo, Japan

6. Waku Ghin - Singapore

7. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet - Shanghai, China

8. Nahm - Bangkok, Thailand

9. Indian Accent - New Delhi, India | Best Restaurant in India by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

10. Lung King Heen - Hong Kong, China

11. Hajime - Osaka, Japan

12. Les Amis - Singapore

13. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana - Hong Kong, China

14. Burnt Ends - Singapore

15. Mingles - Seoul, Korea | Best Restaurants in Korea

16. L'Effervescence - Tokyo, Japan

17. Corner House - Singapore

18. Fu He Hui - Shanghai, China

19. Issaya Siamese Club - Bangkok, Thailand

20. Quintessence - Tokyo, Japan | Highest Climber

21. Shinji by Kanesaka - Singapore

22. Jungsik - Seoul, Korea

23. Eat Me - Bangkok, Thailand

24. Takazawa - Tokyo, Japan

25. Ministry of Crab - Colombo, Sri Lanka | Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka

26. Sushi Saito - Tokyo, Japan

27. The Chairman - Hong Kong, China

28. Mr and Mrs Bund - Shanghai, China

29. Jaan - Singapore

30. Le Moût - Taichung, Taiwan | Best Restaurant in Taiwan

31. Tippling Club - Singapore and La Maison de la Nature Goh - Fukuoka, Japan

33. Tenku Ryugin - Hong Kong, China

34. Fook Lam Moon - Hong Kong, China

35. Robuchon au Dôme - Macau, China

36. Iggy's - Singapore

37. Den - Tokyo, Japan

38. Wild Rocket - Singapore

39. Gallery Vask - Manila, Philippines | Best Restaurant in the Philippines

40. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon - Hong Kong, China

41. Bo Innovation - Hong Kong, China

42. Konnichiwa - Tokyo, Japan

43. Cuisine Wat Damnak - Siem Reap, Cambodia

44. Wasabi by Morimoto - Mumbai, India

45. Bukhara - New Delhi, India

46. Ra W - Taipei, Taiwan

47. Nihonbashi - Colombo, Sri Lanka

48. Ta Vie - Hong Kong, China

49. Locavore - Bali, Indonesia

50. La Yeon - Seoul, South Korea

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