Michelin Guide awards 41 stars across Thailand
35 restaurants made the cut to earn a coveted spot on Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide Thailand on Wednesday held the 2023 Michelin Star Revelation Ceremony, unveiling this year's selection of the country's best dining establishments at The Athenee Bangkok Hotel.
Attended by an eager crowd of local food celebrities, restaurateurs, gastronauts and journalists, the event saw welcome speeches by Michelin East Asia and Australia president Manuel Montana and Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasorn.
The ratings for the sixth edition encompass Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Phang-nga and four regions representing Isan -- Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani.
A total of 41 stars were awarded to 35 restaurants across the Kingdom. No three stars were awarded this year.
Retaining a two-star distinction was Chef's Table restaurant, Le Normandie by Alain Roux French restaurant, Mezzaluna French-Japanese restaurant, R.Haan Thai restaurant, Sorn southern Thai cuisine restaurant and Sühring German restaurant.
This year, 29 restaurants were also awarded one star.
Fresh to the list were Baan Tepa contemporary Thai restaurant, Haoma sustainable modern Indian cuisine, Maison Dunand French restaurant, Potong contemporary Chinese restaurant and Signature French restaurant.
Representative chefs of the 2023 two Michelin-starred restaurants R.Haan, Mezzaluna, Chef's Table, Le Normandie by Alain Roux, Sühring and Sorn.
Restaurants that retained one star included Aksorn by David Thompson, Blue by Alain Ducasse, Cadence by Dan Bark, Canvas, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Elements, Gaa, Igniv by Andreas Caminada, J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, Jay Fai, Khao (Ekamai), Le Du, Methavalai Sorndaeng, Nahm, Paste, Saneh Jaan, Savelberg, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Suan Thip, Sushi Masato, Yu Ting Yuan, 80/20 and Pru.
All are in Bangkok, except Pru, which is in Phuket.
This year, Davide Garavaglia of Côte by Mauro Colagreco was awarded the Young Chef Award. Meanwhile, the Michelin Guide Service Award was granted to Uthit Songtho, manager of Baan Phraya Thai restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Potong by chef Pichaya "Pam" Soontornyanakij in Chinatown was awarded a Michelin Opening of the Year Award.
Guillaume Perdigues of Mezzaluna won the Michelin Sommerlier Award this year.
Pru retained its Michelin Green Star distinction for the third year in a row. Two other restaurants, Jampa in Phuket and Haoma in Bangkok, also received the Green Star which reflects the establishment's efforts in operating at the forefront of their field with sustainable gastronomy practices as well as those who fulfil the role of bringing forth their vision.
Michelin Sommelier Award winner Guillaume Perdigues.
The Young Chef Award winner Davide Garavaglia of Côte by Mauro Colagreco.
Michelin Guide Service Award winner Uthit Songtho of Baan Phraya restaurant.
The cheerful camaraderie of Thailand's culinary talents. photos: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill
Jay Fai, the queen of Bangkok street food.
Pru, Jampa and Haoma, the three restaurants awarded Michelin Green Star.
The new comers to the star-studded stellar.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasorn
Chef Pichaya 'Pam' Soontornyanakij of Restaurant Potong.
Chef Chudaree Debhakam of Baan Tepa.