30 restaurants honoured in Bronze category of the Best Asian Restaurants awards

(From left to right) Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House, Lei Garden Restaurant and The Banana Leaf Apolo are three of 30 restaurants honoured in the bronze category of Best Asian Restaurants awards. PHOTOS: BLUE LOTUS CHINESE EATING HOUSE, BUSINESS TIMES, BERITA HARIAN

SINGAPORE - The inaugural Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao Best Asian Restaurants awards kick off on Wednesday (March 15) with 30 restaurants listed in the bronze category.

These include Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House at Quayside Isle, Samy's Curry in Dempsey Road and Teochew Restaurant Huat Kee in Orange Grove Road.

The awards, part of the year-long gourmet extravaganza Asian Masters, honour the finest Asian restaurants in Singapore, and are meant to be given out annually.

The silver and gold recipients will be announced at a gala reception at Mandarin Orchard Singapore on March 29.

A panel of six food critics from the two daily newspapers picked the winners based on quality of food and service. They are Straits Times Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun and deputy Life editor Wong Ah Yoke; Lianhe Zaobao Fukan (zbNOW) associate editor Glenn Low; Lianhe Zaobao food correspondents Marcus Yeo and Ng Chin Chin; and Ms Ng Yimin, a correspondent at Lianhe Zaobao.

The panel shortlisted between 70 and 80 Asian restaurants and members dined incognito at the eateries to determine the winners.

Asian Masters, which is in its fifth edition, features a slew of events including whisky- and champagne-pairing dinners throughout this month. It will continue with monthly dining promotions until February 2018.

It is organised by Sphere Exhibits, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and food and beverage consultancy Poulose Associates.

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Bronze winners

1. Akashi

2. Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House

3. elemen - Millenia Walk

4. Empress

5. Hua Ting Restaurant

6. Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant

7. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

8. Kanda Wadatsumi

9. Lei Garden Restaurant

10. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant - Dempsey

11. Long Chim by David Thompson

12. Mamanda

13. Man Fu Yuan

14. Punjab Grill

15. Putien Restaurant - Kitchener Road

16. Sabai Fine Thai On The Bay

17. Samy's Curry

18. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

19. Syun

20. Tangerine

21. Tao Seafood Asia

22. Teochew Restaurant Huat Kee

23. The Banana Leaf Apolo

24. The Catch Seafood Restaurant & Bar

25. The Famous Kitchen

26. Tong Le Private Dining

27. Tonny Restaurant

28. Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

29. Xi Yan Private Dining

30. Yakiniku Yazawa

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