An Asian version of the famous World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be launched next year in Singapore, in an effort to single-out the best dining places in the region.
Six Asian restaurants were present in this year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The best placed was Iggy’s in Singapore, on the 26th spot.
Singapore and Japan are seen by specialists as successfully promoting high gastronomy in recent years. Japan, for example, has the most three-starred Michelin restaurants in the world, while Singapore is preferred by many international celebrity chefs, like Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck or Guy Savoy, who opened restaurants there.
The main difference between the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Michelin lists is that the latter is based on stars awarded by a single person (usually, industry experts and hotel school graduates), while the former is created through the common votes of more than 800 specialists.