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Meet The First Malaysian Restaurant To Be Listed On Asia's 50 Best Restaurants List

Congratulations, Dewakan!

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For the first time in history, a Malaysian restaurant made the list for Asia's Best 50 Restaurants!

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Dewakan restaurant in Shah Alam, made the country proud by ranking 46th on the list during the ceremony – dubbed as the "Oscars" of the food world

Dewakan also bagged the Best Restaurant in Malaysia award during the event, which was held in Macau last night, 26 March.

Founder and chef Darren Teoh

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Lifestyle Asia revealed that the restaurants were judged by a group of 318 industry experts who were required to have personally dined at the selected restaurants within the past 18 months.

Founder and chef Darren Teoh attributed the win to the combined efforts of every person involved in the process, from farm to the dining table

"It's nice to be acknowledged for the work that's being done by all in Malaysia, the farmers, the producers, and other restaurants who are pushing it every day as well as our guests and the guys at the restaurant now and before," he told Lifestyle Asia.

He also revealed his plans to eventually relocate the restaurant to the city centre.

Chef Darren Teoh

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Dewakan is derived from two words – 'Dewa', the Malay word for god and 'makan', which means food – translating simply into 'food from God'

The restaurant, which first opened in 2015, has since been recognised for its take on modern Malaysian cuisine.

Some of its delectable dishes have local spins to it, such as roast eggplant with keluak and candlenut oil, slow cooked red snapper with a broth made from temu, and kid goat from Boden farm with petai-so.

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Well done, guys! You've done us proud. :')

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Here's where you can visit Dewakan:

Seksyen U1, Jalan Kontraktor U1/14,
Glenmarie, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

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