Archive for September 14th, 2009

“Miele Guide” Asian Restaurant Picks for 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The Asian “Miele Guide” was quickly created this year, owing to the continual bad showing of Asian restaurants in the San Pellegrino “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” runoff, held annually in London. Miele, in case you wondered, is a German-based company that produces household appliances for the German domestic market.
This year, for example, Miele’s No. 1 scoring restaurant Singapore based, Iggy’s at the Regent Hotel placed a lowly 77th on the San Pellegrino list of winning restaurants. It seems to me, that this entire exercise, if not a really last-ditch stand, is at least a bit embarrassing. In any case, following is the list of  Asian restaurants picked by Miele as the 20 Best Asian Restaurants:

1. Iggy’s, Singapore.
2. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong.
3. Les Amis, Singapore.
4. Gunther’s, Singapore.
5. Mozaic, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
6. Robuchon a Galera, Macau, China.
7. Garibaldi, Singapore.
8. Yung Kee, Hong Kong.
9. Hutong, Hong Kong.
10. Antonio’s Fine Dining, Tagaytay, Philippines.
11. Caprice, Hong Kong.
12. Zuma, Hong Kong.
13. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Tokyo.
14. Bukhara, New Delhi.
15. Grissini, Hong Kong.
16. Nobu, Hong Kong.
17. M on the Bund, Shanghai.
18. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong.
19. Zanotti, Bangkok.
20. Kyubey, Tokyo.