Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014
Diners Club® World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy awarded the restaurant for the second year
Bangkok: 13 March 2014: Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has been recognised, for a second consecutive year, as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2014 according to an official announcement made at the gala event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Aqua Panna, in Singapore.
“We are extremely proud to not only have been recognized for a second time but also to have progressed in the ranking on the list,” said Henrik Yde-Andersen, the founder of Kiin Kiin and the conceptual chef of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. “Without the great teamwork of our talented local chef team together with the heart-warming service staff, this wonderful achievement would not have been possible”. Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen is currently the only Thai restaurant in the world holding a Michelin star.
“It is extremely rewarding to be listed as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants again this year,” said Alejandro Bernabe, general manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and vice president of Kempinski Hotels for Southeast Asia with a humble smile. “Bangkok is a well-known food destination with a variety of restaurants from street vendors to sophisticated restaurants. Tourists and local wine and food lovers enjoy exploring the town to see what is new. We work very hard to ensure that each meal goes beyond a regular dining experience but becomes in fact a culinary journey. Our thanks go to chef Henrik for his commitment to grow this restaurant together with us.
SraBua by Kiin Kiin offers a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine by using Western cooking technique and presentation. Behind beautifully composed food presentations, the familiar flavours of traditional dishes are maintained with the use of the freshest ingredients including produce from H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal projects in Thailand’s northern region.
The restaurant recently introduced a new lounge area for pre-dinner cocktails. “We wanted to introduce the same dining concepts of the original Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen where the lounge area is separated from the formal dining table. It allows guests to mingle and to warm up their conversations before their food journey begins,” said Anskar Schlemmer, director of food and beverage at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is open daily for lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm (a la carte only) and for dinner from 6.00pm to midnight. Dinner includes a choice of set menus and a la carte offerings. The menu is reviewed and updated every two months by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen who is a regular visitor to Bangkok.
About Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Aqua Panna:
Asia's 50 BestRestaurants list features the restaurants in Asia that have received the most votes from the Diners Club® World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy. The votes are cast during the ballot process for the World's 50 Best Restaurants. The region under consideration covers Bangladesh, Myanmar, Brunei, Bhutan, 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. A total of six restaurants from Thailand made it onto the 2014 list.
About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok:
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to SraPathum Palace, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Every one of the hotel’s 303 guest rooms and suites overlooks the properties surrounding gardens and pools and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. It also houses 98 serviced residences for long-term 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 to create art forthe property.
About Kempinski Hotels:
Founded 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 manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 32 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 hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.