Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: 11 from Hong Kong make list, The Chairman named No 1
The small, socially distanced group of staff, regular guests and supporters watching the big screen in the downstairs dining room at The Chairman, a Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong’s Central district, waited breathlessly, then screamed with joy.
On a live stream from London, the master of ceremonies had just announced the restaurant in second place on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (A50 Best) list for 2021: Odette, in Singapore.
This meant only one thing: that The Chairman, a “modern classic” Cantonese restaurant in Kau U Fong, had taken the No 1 spot – the first time since A50Best was started in 2013 that the top spot had gone to a Hong Kong restaurant, and to a Chinese-cuisine restaurant.
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