Grab a seat at these top tables
With eleven Asian countries represented and varieties of cuisines voted for by Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 is considered by many to be the Oscars of fine dining in Asia.

This year, a number of Secret Tables restaurants from across the region snagged coveted spots. Congratulations to everyone for their passion and dedication to create one of a kind cuisine and dining experience! where will you book your next table?
"Blush prawn, heirloom tomato salad, sugar snap peas and wild pepper "
No. 7 - Best Restaurant in Taiwan 2019

MUME in Taiwanese means plum blossom, Taiwan’s national flower, and the restaurant’s cuisine pays tribute to the diversity of the country’s terroir. Exploring underrated local ingredients and applying modern European techniques to create stunning, colourful dishes is Chef Richie Lin's philosophy.
"River prawn with mountain rice and shrimp paste"
 No. 20

Le Du derives from the Thai word for season and serves up French-influenced dishes with main focus on seasonal Thai ingredients. Chef Thitid Tassanakajohn, known as Ton, trained at the Culinary Institute of America before joining world-class US restaurants including Eleven Madison Park, The Modern and Jean Georges.
"Pomelo salad of chargrilled carabineros prawns, Asian citron, homemade chilli jam and plankton"
No. 28

Paste Bangkok serves heirloom Thai cuisine showcasing the chef’s close study of Thai culinary history and ingredients. Chef-owners Bongkoch Satongun and her husband Jason Bailey’s goal is to cater to a Thai palette and not to adapt the tastes and profiles of their dishes to necessarily accommodate to foreigners or tourists, which translates in bolder tastes packed with spices, herbs and even flowers.
"Into the Sawah"
 No. 42 - Best Restaurant in Indonesia - Sustainable Restaurant Award 2019

Locavore is all about local and honest ingredients, from the raw Balinese abalone to the Sumbawa Island oyster, and even to the plates, silverware and cocktail glasses, which are made in nearby workshops. Chef Eelke Plasmeijer met fellow head chef Ray Adriansyah in Jakarta, combined their passion for cooking with sustainably sourced local ingredients and created Locavore in November 2013. Since then, they’ve regularly claimed top awards year after year.
"Sweet leaf sorbet and nam nam"
 No. 46 and Best Restaurant in Malaysia 2019

Dewakan is a combination of two Malay words meaning food from God. Chef Darren Teoh’s cooking is inspired by his mother, grandmother and aunts’ cooking. He takes forgotten ingredients from peninsular Malaysia and elevates and transforms them into a ‘modern art’ fine dining experience.
“Beef Rendang”
 The Miele One To Watch Award 2019

JL Studio takes the traditional flavours and cultures of Singapore and translates them into modern and interesting creations to inspire the taste buds complete with a dining experience that evokes all the senses. Led by Chef Jimmy Lim Tyan Yaw, the restaurant’s primary goal is to ensure guests savour their experience while dining on artistically prepared, fresh and highly enjoyable dishes.
... to start planning your Asian journey
 Having trouble viewing this document ? Access online version here.
If you do not want to receive this newsletter, unsubscribe here.
©SECRET RETREATS 2019 • Unveil the essence of Asia

Newsletters Archive

instagram youtube linkedin blog tiktok

Travel Asia with Secret Retreats

Secret Retreats is a curated community of independent boutique hotel, villas, yachts and river boats keen to share their Asian Homes with travelers, sustainably and responsibly. Conservation of the environment, culture and traditions of Asia is of paramount importance to all in Secret Retreats. A community of like-minded hospitality professionals, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to unveil the essence of Asia. Supporting the Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals and providing incredible holidays in Asia and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public ad travel agents.
Get inspired and make savings!
By booking direct with Secret Retreats and enjoy peace of mind from our full on the ground support. Contact our concierge and plan then book your Asia holiday now!