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    Stars Awarded Thai Restaurants!

    These Thailand Restaurants Just Got Michelin Stars

    By Randy Thanthong-Knight (Bloomberg)
    November 12, 2019


    • Third edition of Thai guide expands to cover Chiang Mai
    • Five restaurants got two stars but none won three stars


    The latest Michelin guide for Thailand increased the number of starred restaurants in the country but once again none won the top accolade of three stars.

    Sorn and R-Haan, both of which serve Thai cuisine, moved up from one to two stars, joining french restaurant Le Normandie in the latter category. It’s the first time local Thai restaurants received two stars. Bangkok street food vendor Jay Fai was among 24 that achieved or retained one star.




    R-Haan’s Thai Puff Ball Mushroom Collagen Jelly Soup with Bamboo Grass and Sweet Bamboo Shoot Crumble

    Source: Michelin

    The Thai guide is now in its third edition, covering the northern city of Chiang Mai for the first time after debuting in 2017 in Bangkok and then expanding to the southern tourism hot-spots of Phuket and Phang Nga.

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand has said the goal is to cover the whole nation by 2021 under a five-year agreement with Michelin. The authority is striving to attract visitors, as foreign tourism receipts are critical for the economy.




    French restaurant Le Normandie

    Source: Michelin

    “Gastronomy tourism is a very important component,” Yuthasak Supasorn, the authority’s governor, said at a briefing Tuesday in Bangkok. Food and beverage outlays form the third-biggest category in about $66 billion of annual foreign tourism receipts, he said.
    Big Draw

    The strength of Thailand’s currency dented tourism growth this year, a trend exacerbated by the global economic slowdown.
    But the Asian nation and its capital remain a big draw: Bangkok was the world’s most-visited city in 2018 for the fourth year, ahead of Paris and London, according to a ranking by

    Sorn’s rice salad.
    Source: Michelin

    French tiremaker and publisher Michelin introduced the guide in Thailand as part of a broader effort to boost the company’s appeal in Asia, judging that the popular restaurant reviews will help position its brand as high quality.
    Cities in Asia such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore also get the Michelin treatment.


    Suhring
    Source: Michelin

    The Thai guide was extended to Chiang Mai because of the city’s cultural and culinary heritage, said Manuel Montana, the president at Michelin East Asia & Oceania.
    The company’s reviewers anonymously award stars based on criteria such as quality of ingredients, flavor, cooking techniques and the personality of the chef in the cuisine he or she creates.

    Steamed Crab Meat Curry
    Source: Michelin

    Three stars are given to restaurants where the food is exceptional and “worth a special journey,” two stars are given to those “worth a detour,” while one star is awarded to establishments considered to be good restaurants in their category.
    Here’s a list of restaurants retaining or receiving the star recognition this year.

    Three Stars



    • None


    Two Stars


    • Le Normandie
    • Mezzaluna
    • R-Haan (up from one star last year)
    • Sorn (up from one star last year)
    • Sühring


    One Star


    • Bo.lan
    • Canvas
    • Chef’s Table (new entry)
    • Chim by Siam Wisdom
    • 80/20 (new entry)
    • Elements
    • Gaa
    • Ginza Sushi-ichi
    • J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain
    • Jay Fai
    • Khao (new entry)
    • Le Du
    • Methavalai Sorndaeng
    • Nahm
    • Paste
    • PRU
    • Ruen Panya
    • Saawaan
    • Saneh Jaan
    • Savelberg
    • Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
    • Suan Thip
    • Table 38 (new entry)
    • Upstairs
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    Or at least access to google

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    Yes, where are these places located? I really miss Thai food!!!!!!!!!

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    One millisecond with google produced this for Canvas restaurant (#2 under one-star restaurants above): https://www.canvasbangkok.com/

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    Having eaten at a Michelin starred tasting restaurant, not in Thailand, got to say that it was a great novelty but not something I’d consider doing twice.

    About twenty courses all resembling tapas with tastes meant to contrast each other. Plus a couple of bottles of wine. It sounds good but the enjoyment of finding a course that you really like turned to disappointment when you realized it was gone in one spoonfull.
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun View Post
    Having eaten at a Michelin starred tasting restaurant, not in Thailand, got to say that it was a great novelty but not something I’d consider doing twice.

    About twenty courses all resembling tapas with tastes meant to contrast each other. Plus a couple of bottles of wine. It sounds good but the enjoyment of finding a course that you really like turned to disappointment when you realized it was gone in one spoonfull.
    A Thai friend remarked that wealthy Thais might eat at one of these starred restaurants once for the experience, but probably again. Like many, they resist paying THB10K for a dinner for 2...without wine.

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