With the announcement of the Michelin Guide Thailand launch earlier in 2017, Thailand's gastronomic scene has since been cooking and sizzling. Finally, the wait is over. Michelin Guide Bangkok, the first edition of Michelin Guide Thailand, was served on December 6, 2017!
The first in the Michelin Guide Thailand series, Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 will consist of 17 restaurants guaranteed by Michelin Guide Thailand inspectors' expert taste buds. These mystery men and women have traveled all over Bangkok in search of the stars, visiting the potential restaurants over and over to ensure consistency of culinary quality.
Michelin Guide is purely about quality. Fine dining restaurants and street food stalls alike are qualified for this prestigious inspection, but reaching for the stars is no easy feat. Michelin Stars are bestowed upon the best of the best only. To put it in Michelin Guide team's own words: “those for which customers are willing to travel great distances to enjoy an exceptional dining experience”.
Now it's time to reveal Bangkok restaurants that have made history as part of Michelin Guide Thailand 2018. TakeMeTour is excited to tell you that not only fine dining restaurants but also local eateries have been awarded the stars in Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018. A testament to Thailand's reputation as a foodie paradise for all tastes. It's going to be a fulfilling journey for not only your stomach but also your heart and soul.
Michelin 1-Star Restaurants (A very good restaurant in its category)
7. Jay Fai (Thai)
The only starred street food in the first-ever Michelin Guide Thailand, Jay Fai has been dishing out for over 30 years the kind of food Thai locals eat daily. For a taste of what Thais really eat, head to the Old Town area for Jay Fai. It's only a few steps away from Wat Radchanaddaram (Metallic Castle).
Though restaurants in Bangkok have yet to reach 3 Michelin Stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey), we believe they will in a couple of years. For now, enjoy the starred restaurants listed above and the special Michelin Guide Thailand Bib Gourmand restaurants.
Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants (Exceptionally good food at moderate prices)
1. Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai (Roasted Chicken Noodles)
2. Baan Yai Pad Thai (Pad Thai Cooked on Charcoal Stove)
3. Chakki (Noodles in Gravy Sauce)
4. Charoen Saeng Silom (Braised Pork Leg)
5. Elvis Suki Soi Yotse (Dried Sukiyaki)
6. Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam (Chicken Rice)
7. Arunwan (Pork Noodles)
8. Guay Jub Ouan Pochana (Rolled Noodles in Soup)
9. Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali Khlang Hospital Intersection (Roasted Chicken Noodles)
10. Guay Tiew Moo Rung Rueang (Pork Noodles)
11. Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla (Boiled Rice Soup with Fish)
12. Jok Prince (Congee)
13. Lim Lao Ngow (Noodles with Fishballs)
14. Nai Mong Hoi Thod (Crispy Oyster Omelet)
15. Sanyod Sathon-Bang Rak (Noodles & Chargrilled Roasted Duck)
16. Thipsamai Pad Thai Pratuphee (Pad Thai)
17. Tung Sui Heng Pochana Rama 4 (Duck in Brown Sauce and Goose in Brown Sauce)
18. Yentafo Convent (Pink Noodle Soup)
19. Baan Phadthai (Pad Thai)
20. Jay Oh (Thai)
21. Krua Apsorn Sam Sen (Thai)
22. Ruen Mallika Sukhumvit 22 (Thai)
23. Thanying (Thai)
24. Baan (Thai)
25. Soul Food Mahanakorn (Thai)
26. The Local (Thai)
27. Baannai (Thai)
28. ERR (Thai)
29. Sanguan Sri (Thai)
30. Lay Lao (Northeastern Thai)
31. Baan Somtum Sathorn (Northeasthern Thai)
32. Prai Raya (Southern Thai)
33. Khua Kling Pak Sod Prasanmit (Southern Thai)
Although these restaurants aren't awarded the stars, they're still considered highly noteworthy by Michelin. Plus, many Michelin Guide Bangkok Bib Gourmand awardees serve up street food-style delights. How can you miss them when you visit Bangkok?