Global Selection of the World’s Best Restaurants Heads to Australia and Southeast Asia

Diners Club Global Selection Australia and South East Asia

Traveling across the globe to explore the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection is an endeavor any food connoisseur would savor. This month’s Global Selection takes us to Australia and Southeast Asia where, in partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we highlight celebrated restaurants and share standout dishes not to be missed.

We uncover a selection of restaurants from the Top 51-100 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 List.  Each featured restaurant offers an insider dining tip to awaken your palate.  Last month we featured Canada and the mid-section of the United States.  Let’s see who made this month’s list:

Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand) serves progressive Indian cuisine with traditional touches made with passion and limitless imagination. Standouts include the slow-cooked Iberian pork neck topped with a vindaloo curry reduction.
Momofuku Seiōbo (Sydney, Australia), where moody lighting, loud rock music and hip young Sydneysiders take a ringside view as chef Ben Greeno’s band of chefs serve the restaurant’s signature dish of pork belly steamed buns.
Shinji by Kanesaka (Singapore) transports its diners to Tokyo with its authentic menu-less omakase dining experience of exquisite, understated elegance.
Esquina (Singapore) blends the traditional with the modern, serving classic Spanish fare from tortilla to gambas al sal (prawns baked in salt).
Issaya Siamese Club (Bangkok, Thailand) brings an international twist to modern Thai food with chilli glazed baby back pork ribs served on a mini-grill at this luxurious Bangkok villa.
Sixpenny (Sydney, Australia) puts vegetables center stage on a six- and eight-course tasting menu that combines modern technique with a passion for superb produce. Its standout dish is the mudcrab with macadamia nut milk and chamomile.
Cumulus Inc. (Melbourne, Australia), a chic all-day eatery and bar, serves eclectic meals of organic muesli for the morning crowd and a whole roast lamb shoulder or pork chop for evening dwellers.
Eat Me (Bangkok, Thailand) offers a cool, laid-back setting where a young international crowd dines on a kaleidoscope of ingredients, including papardelle with rabbit ragu.

How Are the Restaurants Selected?

The Global Selection is voted for by The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurant Academy and determined in consultation with Restaurant magazine in the United Kingdom.

Come explore the remarkable restaurants selected for this month’s region.  You’ll learn about the restaurants and the chefs that make them noteworthy, along with standout dishes, insider tips and details on how to get there.

Next month: Stay tuned for global selections from Asia.