Hong Kong’s The Chairman has made it to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List For 2022. The restaurant ranked No. 24 on the list, and is one of only seven restaurants in Asia to make this year’s top 50. It was second-highest ranked restaurant in Asia, coming in behind Tokyo’s Den, which was ranked No. 20.

The 20th edition of the list, which was announced live at an awards ceremony in London on July 18, included only six other restaurants in Asia. Two more restaurants from the SAR — Neighborhood and Wing — made it to the 51-100 rankings for the first time. The No. 1 restaurant in the world is Geranium in Copenhagen.

The Chairman, which placed No. 10 on the World’s Best Restaurants List for 2021, is renowned for its contemporary Cantonese dishes crafted with traditional skills and seasonal ingredients. It was the No. 1 restaurant in Asia in 2021 and was the first Hong Kong establishment to be named The Best Restaurant in Asia. This year, it was the highest-ranked of the six Hong Kong restaurants that made it to the 2022 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Neighborhood, which placed No. 76 on this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, features a weekly-changing, short menu of mainly seasonal European dishes made with simplicity and high-quality products. Wing, which took the No. 100 spot, is dedicated to Chef Vicky Cheng’s interpretation of regional Chinese fare. Both restaurants also found places on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2022, with Neighborhood coming in at No. 9, and Wing at No. 34.

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In addition, Hong Kong’s Jessica Fong has been included in 2022’s 50 Next, which is a list of people shaping the future of gastronomy. Fong, who runs Common Farms, has been named a ‘Gamechanging Producer’ for the work she does in using a network of urban vertical farms in the city to make freshly grown food more accessible to Hongkongers.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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