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The Chinese Eateries in the World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2022

Traditional Cantonese cuisine and sophisticated vegan delicacies are the specialties of the two best restaurants located in Greater China

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Jul 26, 2022 1 mins read

In addition to growing, pickling and rebranding their own food, young people are paying more attention to quality food and drink than ever before. Part of this plays into the success of The World’s 50 Best Organization, which is behind lists like The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, and more.


On July 18, the organization announced the 20th anniversary edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants in London, UK. Approximately two weeks earlier, a preliminary list of restaurants in the 51st to 100th spots dropped on July 5. All the winners were determined by a jury representing 27 regions, with 40 judges per region.


Taking the top spot in The World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2022 is Geranium, a Scandinavian restaurant located in a football stadium in Copenhagen.


Greater China also fared fairly well, with Hong Kong’s The Chairman making it into the top 50 list and Shanghai’s Fu He Hui being listed among the top 100 restaurants.


Find out why these two restaurants are considered the cream of the crop in Greater China:

The Chairman, Hong Kong

Founded in 2012, The Chairman sits on Gough Street in NoHo, a fashionable area of Hong Kong known for its eateries and boutiques.


The Chairman pays tribute to traditional Cantonese cuisine and is entirely operated by locals, including head chef Andy Ho. Furthermore, all ingredients at the restaurant are carefully sourced from local producers.

Some standout dishes at the prestigious Hong Kong eatery include the spicy peppercorn flower crab, tea smoked duck, slipper lobster congee, and crispy chicken stuffed with shrimp meat.

Fu He Hui, Shanghai

While some deem a meal incomplete without meat or fish, the rise of plant-based cuisine proves that perceptions are changing in the 21st century.


The second Chinese eatery on the World’s Best Restaurants list is Fu He Hui, a mecca for meat-free food lovers. Located in Shanghai’s charming former French Concession, the plant-based restaurant, which champions both Chinese and Western ingredients and cooking techniques, offers several tasting menus.

Instead of trying to reproduce the taste and texture of meat, Fu He Hui brings out the flavors of vegetables, mushrooms, and legumes in its creative dishes.


The restaurant is also unique in that it offers Chinese tea pairing menus for around 290 RMB (approximately 43 USD).


Cover image via Fu He Hui's Weibo account

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