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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

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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