Michelin Guide Bankok,
chasing the stars
8 December 2017
The Michelin Guide, which has been expected for several months, offers its first edition exclusively dedicated to Bangkok with a selection of 98 restaurants, of which 17 are starred.
17 restaurants in the capital were awarded one or two stars by the new Michelin Guide Bangkok, but none of them succeeded in obtaining 3 stars.
Among the two starred, there is Gaggan, where the chef and the owner Gaggan Anand promotes Indian cuisine at the top, as well as Le Normandie, located at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which has been offering the finest French cuisine since 1958. Finally, La Mezzaluna, situated on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel, serving European cuisine with a Japanese twist given by its chef.
The first selection of the Michelin guide in Bangkok has also awarded one star to 14 restaurants: Bo.lan, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Elements, Ginza Sushi Ichi, J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Nahm, Paste, Saneh Jaan, Savelberg, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Sühring, Upstairs Mikkeller and Jay Fai.
Special attention is paid to Jay Fai, this Street Food saleswoman who refuses to leave her stall and wants to continue the work that her father started 70 years ago by offering her excellent crab omelets and crab curry. This is a great recognition for street food in a context where the elite in power have been trying to clean Bangkok of its street food stalls for several months.