Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Names DeAille Tam Asia's Best Female Chef 2021
DeAille Tam, executive chef and co-founder of Obscura in Shanghai, has won the title of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021, sponsored by Cinco Jotas. The award is voted for by over 300 industry experts from across the region who also create the annual list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Tam initially studied engineering before beginning her gastronomic journey. Prior to opening Obscura in Shanghai, Tam embarked on a year-long journey to research the country’s diverse cuisines and regions. Inspired by her travels, she and her husband crafted a menu that celebrates China’s culinary heritage in a contemporary context.
Tam’s refined techniques and immaculate presentation betray a background studying engineering. Innately curious about structural possibilities, each dish reveals the chef’s analytical style, disciplined precision and attention to detail.
Tam’s achievements will be celebrated as part of the online ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 on 25th March, which will be broadcast to a global audience via Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook and the 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel.