Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in 16 Instagram snaps

Emer Schlosser - 14/03/2016

Chefs, restaurateurs, international media and gastronomes descended on Bangkok last month for the annual food Oscars: Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016. We compiled our favourite Instagram shots to capture the essence of the event. Enjoy!

1. The 50 Best family 

Chef Gaggan Anand from Gaggan (No.1 on the list) feels the international love...

2. Pre-party bites

Gennady Jozefavichus, Special Correspondent for Condé Nast Traveller Russia, took this snap at the pre-awards garden party at Issaya Siamese Club (No.19 on the list).

3. Photobomb

Our social media ambassador, The Foodalist, couldn't resist jumping into this snap with all the Japanese chefs.

4. #DessertPorn

Chocolate dessert at the Chefs' Feast, courtesy of Andrés Lara, Cacao Barry's Regional Chef for Asia Pacific.

5. Chef collage

How many can you name?


Lots of friends and familiar faces...a bless to be here with u all tonight 😊🙏 #asias50best #puppup_asia50best

A photo posted by Pup Pup (@puppup_foodguru) on

6. A feast fit for a king at Nahm

Thai street food at Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Thompson’s Nahm (No.8 on the list).

7. A fish-eye view

The Asia's 50 Best winners on stage.

8. Feel the Philippines love!

Asia's Best Female Chef Margarita Forés with Chef Chele Gonzalez of Gallery Vask (No.39).

9. Pre-awards nibbles

Rashmi Uday Singh, 50 Best Academy Chair for India, Central Asia & Subcontinent, made this collage of the food offering at the awards.


Some of the delicious #winners @asias50best awards last night. #crystalcaviar #sweetsavory #desserts #truffle #macarons

A photo posted by Rashmi Uday Singh (@rashmiudaysingh) on

10. Team Bangkok

Chefs Tim Butler of Eat Me (No.23); Gaggan Anand of Gaggan (No.1); Prin Polsuk of Nahm (No.8) and Ian Kittichai of Issaya Siamese Club (No.19).

11. Tippling Club love

A successful night and a successful year for chef Ryan Clift of Tippling Club (=No.31) and his partner Chloe.


Amazing night ❤️#asias50best #awards #restaurants #chefsofinstagram #bangkok

A photo posted by Ryan Clift (@chefryanclift) on

12. Namaste!

Chef Shinobu Namae of L’Effervescence (No.16).

13. Goh!

First timer from Fukuoka, Japan: Chef Takeshi Fukuyama of La Maison De La Nature Goh (=No.31).

14. Japan's Best Chef cooks naan breads

Chef Narisawa-san of Narisawa (No.2) oversees the naan bread station at Gaggan's After Party.

15. Meanwhile, over in Tokyo...

Sushi Saito (No.26)'s Chef Takashi Saito was working too hard to attend the awards, but he sent us this special shout out.

16. Team50Best

Thank you from the team behind Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Group Managing Director Charles Reed, Hospitality Managing Director Tim Brooke-Webb, 50 Best Director Hélène Pietrini, Head of Global Partnerships Vasu Read, Senior Events Manager Maria Olite, Group Editor William Drew, Content Editor Laura Price and Social Media Manager Emer Schlosser, and our Asia Academy Chairs: Boris Yu, Evelyn Chen, Mason Florence, Rashmi Uday Singh, Susan Jung and Takanori Nakamura.

Tag us in your own snaps with #Asias50Best