Michelin unveiled its first guide for Bangkok featuring a total of 98 restaurants.
International director in charge of the Michelin Guides Michael Ellis said, “We are proud to launch this first selection of the guide dedicated to Bangkok, highlighting the richness of the city’s gastronomy. Our inspectors were thrilled to find a local culinary scene with an amazing vibrancy, myriad new restaurants, an astonishing variety of wonderful street food, but also Thai cuisine served in different forms.”
Three restaurants were awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018: Gaggan, where the chef-owner Gaggan Anand takes Indian cuisine to a level rarely seen; Le Normandie, located in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, that offers sophisticated French cuisine as envisaged by Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier; and Chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s Mezzaluna that, perched on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel, delivers European delights with Japanese precision in five- and seven-course set menus.
One star was also awarded to 14 restaurants including L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Bo.lan, Saneh Jaan, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, J’aime and Savelberg. One street food vendor also got a star: Jay Fai, where the owner-chef serves crab omelettes, crab curries and dry congee.