If you needed any proof that Singapore is fast become a culinary hub, we have exactly that for you. Ten Singapore restaurants placed in the coveted Asia's Best 50 restaurants.
Meanwhile, Thailand topped the list when Bangkok restaurant Gaggan emerged as this year's No.1 restaurant in the region.
Restaurant Andre (5)
Restaurant Andre, which came in fifth this year, uses the 'octaphilosophy', where he attempts to express eight different characteristics (pure, salt, artisan, south, texture, unique, memory and terroir) through his food.
Waku Ghin (9)
The modern European-Japanese restaurant is helmed by celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda and is known for its signature dish, Marinated botan shrimp.
Among its many popular, delicious dishes is the Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg. This modern French restaurant in Swissotel The Stamford is headed by Chef Julien Royer, who is said to bring the authentic taste of France to Singapore.
Les Amis (13)
One of the older restaurants on this list, Les Amis has clearly stood the test of time since it set the scenes for fine-dining here in the 1990s.
Caviar on Petals of Potato Salad with Condiments of Herbs is one of its popular dishes.
Known to be one of the best restaurants in the world, Iggy's, which blends Japanese ingredients with European concepts, is the first restaurant in Singapore to be placed on the San Pellegrino World's 50 best restaurants list in 2009.
Burnt Ends (30)
How about a barbecue with style? This Australian barbecue offers exquisite barbecued meat while sitting at a countertop table that has a view of the open kitchen.
Shinji by Kanesaka (32)
If you want a taste of Tokyo without have to take a flight, Shinji by Kanesaka is your best bet. Online reviews rave about the freshness of the sushi and sashimi here.
The Tippling Club (36)
You know what's a good restaurant? An eatery that offers great food and innovative cocktails. And The Tippling Club checks both boxes.
Osteria Mozza (45)
Helmed by the wildly successful Mario Batali, this is a favourite at the Marina Bay Sands. This restaurant is actually an offshoot of the popular Michelin rated Los Angeles branch in Melrose Avenue.
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (47)
Known as one of the best places for perfectly roasted peking duck, online reviewers say that the restaurant gives you an authentic Beijing dining experience as well.
This article was first published on March 10, 2015. Get The New Paper for more stories.