Hot on the heels of the Zagat Guide announcing it is coming to Hong Kong, yet another foodie survey wants to make its mark in our gastronomic city. Posh German kitchen appliance designer Miele and a Singaporean publishing group are collaborating to create Asia's 'first truly independent restaurant guide'. So how will their book differ from other food guides? Miele points out it will not accept any advertising or sponsorship, nor accept free meals. Instead, it will create an annual booklet ranking the top 20 fine-dining establishments in 16 different Asian countries, from Brunei to Sri Lanka to Vietnam. Hong Kong will be grouped - along with Macau - under China. The resource book will be compiled from several rounds of surveys. The first job was collating the top eateries as judged by 84 regional food critics - including our very own editor with great taste, Susan Jung. Now they want to whittle the choice down by way of an online poll from now until the end of July. The guide is asking diners to nominate their favourite culinary joints inside and outside their country. For their effort, participants will have a chance to win such prizes as a meal at the top-ranked restaurant in Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo (according to whose ranking, we wonder?), plus stays in luxury regional hotels. The results of the vote will be announced in October when The Miele Guide is launched. Go to www.mieleguide.com if you are interested in taking part.