Before the ceremony of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants on March 26th in Macao, another award category winner is just announced. The One to Watch award which rewards the restaurants that are outside Asia’s 50 Best list but identified as the rising star of the region, goes to JL Studio in Taiwan.
Singapore born chef-owner Jimmy Lim opened the minimalist 20 cover restaurant in 2017 where he combines traditional flavours from his homeland with refined cooking techniques in dishes like Chilli Crab, Nasi Lemak, Curry Puffs and Kueh Pie Tee.
Reflecting on his win chef Jimmy Lim said: “Having JL Studio named this year’s Miele One To Watch is a huge validation for myself and the team. Although we are a very young restaurant, this honour encourages us to continue challenging ourselves, striving for excellence and discovering new ways to reinterpret Singapore cuisine.”