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Thursday, March 04 2021 - 22:45
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Honours Meta in Singapore With Coveted American Express One To Watch Award
SINGAPORE, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet / --

Meta in Singapore is the recipient of the 2021 American Express One To Watch 
Award. Selected by the organisers of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, in 
collaboration with its regional experts, the American Express One To Watch 
Award is presented to a restaurant that is outside the main Asia's 50 Best list 
but is identified as the rising star of the region.

Opened in 2016 by South Korean-born chef Sun Kim, Meta – a shortening of 
metamorphosis – celebrates authentic Asian flavours and high-end European 
cooking techniques. The progressive menu reflects Kim's cultural upbringing, 
travels and influences. His interest in cooking began as a teenager while 
working in his mother's restaurant in Seoul and, in 2011, he travelled to 
Australia to enroll at Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney. Feeling a strong affinity with 
chef Tetsuya Wakuda's philosophy upon reading one of his books, Kim secured a 
job at iconic Tetsuya's in Sydney, where he worked under the tutelage of the 
culinary legend. In 2014, he was seconded to Wakuda's award-winning Waku Ghin 
in Singapore. 

Since Meta's launch, Kim's culinary style has evolved, drawing increased 
inspiration from his Korean heritage, alongside the delicate artistry of 
Japanese cuisine and his education in Western cooking techniques. Admired for 
its technical expertise, Meta's menu distinguishes itself elegant presentations 
and inspired combinations of seasonal ingredients, as evident in Chef Kim's 
Kinmedai dish, featuring foie gras, shimeji mushroom and black truffle.

William Drew, Director of Content at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, says: "While 
Meta honours Chef Kim's Korean heritage and the traditional dishes of his 
childhood, the menu boldly integrates elements of Japanese and French cuisines. 
Chef Kim's progressive cooking techniques and creative execution, combined with 
a serene dining experience, make Meta a worthy winner of the American Express 
One To Watch Award 2021."

Responding to the honour, chef Kim says: "I am very humbled and honoured to 
receive this award from Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. I couldn't have achieved 
this without the support and hard work of the Meta team."

Chef Kim's achievements will be celebrated during the online ceremony for 
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 on 25th March, from 4.30pm HK/SG (5.30pm JPN), 
which will be broadcast to a global audience via Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 
Facebook [] and the 50 Best 
Restaurants TV YouTube 
[] channel. 

Media Contact:
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SOURCE: Asia's 50 Best Restaurants