The spotlight is on Thai food!
Thailand’s tourism agency announced that the Southeast Asian country will be having its own Michelin guide, cementing its reputation as one of Asia’s culinary meccas.
The Thailand Michelin guide, featuring the country’s best hotels and restaurants, will be Michelin’s sixth in Asia, and will be released in Thai and English. Currently, there are Michelin guides for China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Funnily enough, the announcement came just days after it was announced that local authorities would ban street food in Bangkok, sparking outrage from foodies worldwide. The street food shutdown is said to be part of a clean-up drive by the military government.
The guide could end up featuring some of Bangkok’s street food, as Michelin has done in the past with Singapore.
Aside from a vibrant street food scene, there’s a growing fine dining culture in Bangkok, with Indian restaurant Gaggan leading the pack after landing the top spot at the 2017 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, three years running.
Have you been to Thailand? Are you a fan of their food?