The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Michelin, has announced the second Michelin Guide in Thailand edition that continues to celebrate the kingdom’s dynamic culinary evolution. The new Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019 is an expanded edition, featuring not only the capital, but also the surrounding cities as well as two Southern provinces.
The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019 offers culinary information in Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga as well as Bangkok’s surrounding provinces – Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Prakan. In this edition, 217 dining and 67 lodging establishments are featured – with a total of four two-star restaurants, of which one is a new addition, and 23 one-star establishments, of which 10 are new additions.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are long-known as a melting pot of Thai culinary culture, but Phuket and Phang Nga are offering as plenty as fantastic gastronomic experiences. Thailand is indeed a world-class dining destination, and TAT is very pleased that Michelin has recognised this and has been helping to enhance the awareness among travellers from around the world.”
In the 2019 edition, all of the two-star restaurants from the previous selection – Gaggan, Le Normandie, and Mezzaluna – retain their awards. The only addition, moving from one star to two, is Sühring, where chef brothers, Mathias and Thomas Sühring, offer unique and contemporary European dishes using their very own style of modern German cooking.
Of the 23 one-star establishments in this latest edition, Le Du and Gaa are the only two restaurants that progress from the ‘Plate’ – a designation given to restaurants for a good meal with fresh ingredients and capable preparation – to earn one star, while eight are new entries.