Asia's 50th best restaurant 2013
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok was voted as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. The inaugural list was announced at a gala event in Singapore on 25th February 2013.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, opened at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in September 2010 and offers a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine. Behind beautifully composed food presentation, familiar flavours of traditional dishes are maintained while the chefs push the boundaries of form, texture, and temperature.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved this tremendous recognition for Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’, said Henrik Yde-Andersen, the founder of Kiin Kiin. ‘The success was only made possible by the effort and passion of Morten Nielson, our Chef de Cuisine and his staff as each and every one contributed to this accomplishment’. Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen is currently the only Thai restaurant in the world holding a Michelin star.
Holger Schroth, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok added, “We took a risk with the unconventional concept of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin but this award now confirms and strengthens our determination to provide creative culinary experiences to the guests in this and our other restaurants at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.”
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list features the restaurants in Asia that have received the most votes from the Diners Club® World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy through votes cast during the ballot process for The World's 50 Best Restaurants. The region covers Bangladesh, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, The Maldives, Micronesia, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. There is the total of 5 restaurants from Thailand which made it to the list.
Sra Bua (‘Lotus Pond’) was launched by Kempinski in 2010 to connect European flair with Pan Asian cuisine. ‘Sra Bua by…’ is not a restaurant concept but a platform for a European Chef to add his signature on the theme of Asia with no limits other than his own creativity. The strength of Sra Bua by…’ lies in offering as many variations on the theme of Asia as there are restaurants. Each Chef uses his own local ingredients, but all the Chefs have a single source of inspiration: Asia. There are currently three Sra Bua restaurants at Kempinski hotels in Bangkok (Thailand), St Moritz (Switzerland), Kitzbuehl (Austria) and soon to open in Berlin (Germany).
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city resort adjacent to Sa Pathum Palace, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Every one of the hotel’s 303 rooms and suites overlooks the surrounding gardens and pools, and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. It also houses 98 serviced residences for long-stay guests.
Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. The property displays 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned by the property.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.