Want to know where you can get the best Chinese food that the world has to offer?
Well, you’re in luck! The internationally renowned 2022 World’s Best 50 Best Restaurants list is now out. Check out this year’s winners of Chinese cuisine here:
#24 – The Chairman (Hong Kong)
Speaking volumes of its especially top-notch quality and service, The Chairman is the only Chinese restaurant to be included among this list’s global top 50.
Ranked 24th in the world and 5th in Asia this year, this understated restaurant has long been considered to be a favorite in the Hong Kong food scene. The former Asia number one peeks into the 2000 years of Cantonese culinary history with fresh insight, preparing local seasonal ingredients with time-intensive techniques that elevate their humble origins into contemporary luxury.
Recommended dishes: The Chairman is best known for its flower crabs, which are steamed with a 15-year-old Shaoxing wine, chicken fat, and clam juice.
Address: 18 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
The Next 50
Although only one Chinese restaurant has entered the original list, The World’s 50 Best has also provided an expanded catalog of the next 50 restaurants that deserve the global spotlight:
#64 – Fu He Hui (Shanghai)
Staying true to its name of fortune and wisdom, Fu He Hui (福和慧) is a vegetarian culinary kitchen that offers a philosophically artistic view into the diverse Chinese world of fungi and flora. The tasting menu-only restaurant presents masterfully crafted dishes that are conceptualized according to the best local ingredients of the season, reflecting a zen-inspired harmony of nature and gastronomy.
Recommended dishes: If there is one thing you shouldn’t miss out on, it’s Fu He Hui’s grilled porcini mushrooms, jar-smoked and served alongside a shot of refreshing fruit vinegar.
Address: 1037 Yu Yuan Road, Changning District, Shanghai
#100 – Wing (Hong Kong)
Wing recently opened its doors in 2021 with a celebration of Chinese cuisine at its most exquisite. The fine dining establishment exhibits seasonal tasting menus that feature an elegant marriage of the East and the West, blending traditional Chinese cuisine with modern European techniques. It is the second venture of chef Vicky Cheng, who also manages his other Asian Best 50 entry VEA upstairs.
Recommended dishes: Wing’s tasting menus change seasonally, but one signature dish that you should be on the lookout for is its fish maw in chili sauce!
Address: 29F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
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