New year, new stars
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New year, new stars

Michelin Thailand unveils 2 new 2 starred restaurants, 6 new one starred restaurants and one new green star

New year, new stars

The 2024 Michelin Guide Thailand showcased a total of 447 food establishments: seven two stars, 28 one Michelin star, 196 Bib Gourmand and 216 Michelin selected venues.

The Michelin Guide Thailand today unveiled its restaurant selection and celebrated the accomplishments of Thailand’s vibrant and dynamic culinary community.

The guide features 447 establishments — with seven two Michelin  stars (two promoted from one Michelin star), 28 one Michelin star (three newcomers, and three promoted from Michelin Selected), 196 Bib Gourmand (28 newcomers, and four moved from Michelin Selected), and 216 Michelin Selected entries (37 newcomers). Among new additions to the Guide, 23 are from Koh Samui (four Bib Gourmand, and seven Michelin Selected entries) and Surat Thani Mainland (eight Bib Gourmand, and four Michelin Selected entries), the newly-covered territories in this seventh local edition.

The two Michelin stars listing adds two new entries: Baan Tepa, where the farm-to-table philosophy is brought to the skillfully crafted, detailed cooking on its contemporary Thai tasting menu, made with seasonal ingredients sourced from sustainably minded producers and its backyard; and Gaa, a contemporary Indian restaurant that combines old-school cooking with modern techniques and presentation — serving assured and skillful dishes where finely judged spicing, extraordinary flavours combinations and contrasts in texture and temperature stand out. Both restaurants are run by female chefs, Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam of Baan Tepa and Garima Arora of Gaa.

Of the six new one Michelin star entries, three are newcomers making it into the Guide for the first time, and the other three are promoted from Michelin Selected. The newcomers awarded one Michelin star are: Inddee, a modern Indian restaurant that takes diners on a journey around the different regions of India with its set menu using the charcoal grill extensively throughout; Nawa, a Thai contemporary restaurant that embraces the innovation concept, using modern techniques to produce central Thai cuisine with authentic yet bold flavours, and a seasonal tasting menu of finger food, small bites and modified versions of main courses; and Samrub Samrub Thai, a Thai restaurant offering a truly original tasting menu (changed bi-monthly) featuring ancient Thai recipes reproduced to trace the ages and crafts a complex amalgamation of aromas.

The three one Michelin star laureates promoted from the Michelin Selected are: Mia, a restaurant offering modern European cuisine with Asian influences through the seasonal “Taste Of Mia” menu that shows off dishes with complex, well-balanced flavours in a five- or eight-course feast — with vegan and vegetarian options, as well as with cocktail, mocktail and wine pairings available; Resonance, a restaurant offering a seasonal tasting menu that features dishes inspired by the chef’s past experience working around the world, with a tea pairing option upon advance request; and Wana Yook, a restaurant offering an innovative seasonal tasting menu inspired by “Khao Gaeng” or “rice topped with curry”, whereby every course features flavoursome Thai contemporary dishes with rice from different regions of Thailand.

Joining Pru, Haoma and Jampa, who all hold Michelin Green Stars is J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain.

The 2024 Michelin Young Chef Award was  given to Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam from Baan Tepa.  

The 2024 Michelin Opening of the Year Award was awarded to Witchupol “Nay” Charoensupaya, who is the owner of Nawa. 

The 2024 Michelin Service Award was given to Louise Bourgeois from Chef’s Table. 

The 2024 Michelin Sommelier Award went to Thanakorn “Jay”  Bottorff from Inddee.

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