Shah Alam’s restaurant Dewakan has become the first ever Malaysian restaurant to make it on to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list.

The restaurant was placed 46th at the 7th edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant and it is also named as the Best Restaurant in Malaysia Award at ceremony which took place in Macau yesterday (26th March).

Established in 2015, Dewakan which is the combination of the words “Dewa” (God) and “Makan” (Eat), is founded by Chef Darren Teoh who previously served in in renowned restaurants such as Noma and 3-Michelin-starred Amador.

“It’s nice to be acknowledged for the work that’s being done by all in Malaysia, the farmers, the producers and other restaurants who are pushing it every day as well as our guests and the guys at the restaurant now and before,” Teoh told Lifestyle Asia.

Topping the list is Singapore’s Odette, who has beaten 4-time winner Gaggan from Bangkok. The 2-Michelin-starred Singaporean restaurant also clinched the title of Best Restaurant in Singapore.

Dubbed the “Oscars of the Asian Gastronomic World”, the awards were launched in 2013 and the list is created by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene.

See the full list here. 

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