Lanshu Chen from Le Moût in Taiwan has been voted Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef, and her restaurant has been named the 24th best restaurant in Asia.
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Le Moût, which opened in Taiwan in December 2008, has allowed Chef Chen to use her experiences in some of the top kitchens of France and America to explore classic French cuisine and its place in Taiwan’s growing gastronomic scene.
Chef Chen is known for her fusion of modern French food matched to her own culture, using Asian ingredients and searching for that balance between sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. With such detailed preparation, Chef Chen prides herself on immaculate presentation and service to match.
“The birth of each dish is like the extension of every step in my life. It is like creating a culinary map belonging to myself and this land,” says Chen.