There’s nothing wrong with the good old favourites, except that they – well – get old. This year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list welcomes nine newcomers, all poised to provide fickle-minded foodies with their next gastronomical adventure. Ice cream on savoury food is a thing, so is putting food scrapes to good use. Chinese food can be married with Nordic flavours, and Japanese with Turkish. There’s certainly no lack of creativity (and sometimes shock value) in the creations by these up-and-coming stars. In a few years, they, too, will become old favourites, but for now, these new kids on the block are promising to shake up the culinary world. Let the mischief begin.