The Michelin Stars Shine above Thailand
November 25, 2022
Lead image: All six two-Michelin star restaurants retained their status; (Above) Michelin at a glance
Featured in this sixth edition of Michelin Guide Thailand are 441 dining venues covering Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga, Ayutthaya and the Isan region. All six two-MICHELIN Stars retained their status while the One-Michelin Star numbers reached 29 with five new entries (4 newcomers, and 1 promotion). The Bib Gourmand list saw 59 additions (53 newcomers, and 6 promotions) taking the total to 189 Bib Gourmand.Out of 111 new entries, 69 are from Thailand’s Northeast or ‘Isan’ region (Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani), newly covered in the 2023 edition.
“After struggling with the pandemic for a couple years, Thailand’s culinary and hospitality landscapes have seen new openings around the country. The increased number of entries in the newest edition of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand is partly a testament of restaurateurs’ achievement in striving to rise above challenges, and partly a result of our coverage expansion to Northeastern Thailand – or ‘Isan’ – the largest region of Thailand. With this newest Michelin Guide Thailand edition, we hope to contribute to the post-pandemic recovery of both culinary and hospitality industries,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
In the 2023 Michelin Guide Thailand edition, two MICHELIN Stars listing remains the same with 6 entries: Chef’s Table, Le Normandie by Alain Roux,Mezzaluna, R-Haan, Sorn, and Sühring. The one MICHELIN Star selection saw five new entries, all in Bangkok: Baan Tepa, a Thai contemporary restaurant offering beautifully presented tasting menu, made with seasonal ingredients sourced from sustainably minded producers and its backyard; Haoma, an Indian restaurant using sustainable, seasonal, local ingredients for beautifully plated Indian dishes in à la carte and seasonal tasting menus (including a vegetarian one); Maison Dunand, a French contemporary restaurant offering a tasting menu inspired by the chef’s Alpine origins, childhood trips to Brittany, and glittering international culinary journey; Potong, a Thai-Chinese restaurant where traditional and novel converge, offering progressive 20-course set menu that is infused with storytelling; and Signature, a French restaurant promoted from the previous Michelin Guide Thailand.
Joining PRU, the one MICHELIN Star restaurant in Phuket, onthe Michelin Green Star list are Haoma (in Bangkok) and Jampa, a newcomer on the Michelin Guide’s recommended list for Phuket.
The 2023 Michelin Thailand Young Chef Award went to Davide Garavaglia from Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella Bangkok, while the2023 MICHELIN Thailand Service Award was snagged by Uthit Songtho of Baan Phraya, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. The 2023 Michelin Thailand Opening of the Year Award went toPichaya “Pam” Soontornyanakij from Potong and the 2023 Michelin Thailand Sommelier Award was claimed by Guillaume Perdigues from Mezzaluna.