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MICHELIN Guide Bangkok features a total of 98 restaurants in the first edition. 

  • 3 two-stars restaurants
  • 14 one-star restaurants
  • 35 Bib Gourmand restaurants

Three restaurants obtain two stars in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018: Gaggan, where the Chef-owner Gaggan Anand takes Indian cuisine to a level rarely seen, and one that has a truly unique signature. His artful dishes are original and creative, with a wonderful blend of textures, flavours, and delicate spices. Le Normandie, located in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, also gains two stars. Opened in 1958, the restaurant offers a sophisticated French cuisine based on superb ingredients, refined techniques, and well executed combinations of flavours and textures. Also awarded two stars, Mezzaluna is perched on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel, and the chef and his team deliver European delights with Japanese precision in five- and seven-course set menus.

The first selection of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok also award 14 restaurants one star, highlighting the quality of local cuisine, as 7 of these one star restaurants offer Thai cuisine prepared by local Thai chefs, like Chim by Siam Wisdom, where the chef revisits traditional Thai recipes to create dishes that strike a balance between the old and the new, and between Thai and foreign influences; Bo.lan; Saneh Jaan, a restaurant offering Thai dishes which are a mix of classics and hard-to-find recipes like kaengranjuan, a hot and spicy soup. Innovative modern Thai cuisine is also well represented in Bangkok with Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, where the chef respects traditional Thai flavours and ingredients but transforms them to produce something truly creative and original.

One street food vendor also obtains one star: Jay Fai, where the owner-chef insists on staying at the tiny open kitchen with her homemade charcoal stoves, continuing what her father started 70 years ago, making crab omelettes, crab curries and dry congee.

International cuisine is also recognized in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 with establishments awarded one star such as Ginza Sushi ichi, a sushi restaurant where ingredients are delivered straight from markets in Tokyo every 24 hours, or Sühring, where brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring deliver their very own style of modern German cooking that is sometimes playful, sometimes classic and always prepared with care. L’Atelier de JoëlRobuchon, J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorrain, Elements and Savelberg, both gain a star in this first selection, with these restaurants serving French contemporary cuisine.

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This year’s selection also features a total of 35 restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, a distinction as popular with chefs as it is with gourmets, which recognize favorite establishments selected by the MICHELIN inspectors for their good value for money, as they serve a quality menu for a maximum of THB 1000. On the ground the inspectors unearthed all kinds of delights: from street food like Baan Yai Phad Thai, one of the best place for Phad Thai, or Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali, a long-standing stir-fried chicken noodle shop, to more traditional restaurants offering local and delicious Thai cuisine. For example, Jay Oh serves local style seafood and dishes in a very local rustic, casual ambience where long queues are seen every night, and also obtaining a Bib Gourmand, Baannai, located in a beautiful Thai style wooden house with a well decorated garden serving traditional and delicate Thai food, or Soul Food Mahanakorn which serves modern Thai food.

Michelin Gala dinner #MichelinGuideBKK2018Gaggan – 2 MICHELIN starsLe Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel – 2 MICHELIN starsMezzaluna at The Lebua Hotel – 2 MICHELIN starsBo.lan – 1 MICHELIN starChim by Siam Wisdom – 1 MICHELIN starNahm at The Como Metropolitan – 1 MICHELIN starElements at The Okura Prestige – 1 MICHELIN starGinza Sushi-Ichi – 1 MICHELIN starJ'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain – 1 MICHELIN starJay Fai – 1 MICHELIN starL’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – 1 MICHELIN starPaste – 1 MICHELIN starSaneh Jaan – 1 MICHELIN starSavelberg at The Oriental Residence – 1 MICHELIN starSra Bua by Kiin Kiin at The Siam Kempinski Hotel – 1 MICHELIN starSühring – 1 MICHELIN starUpstairs at Mikkeller – 1 MICHELIN star#Gastronomy #Michelin #Food #Experience #Foodie #LuxuryTravel #LuxurySocietyAsia #Thailand #Influencer LuxurySocietyAsia.com

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Full List

Two Michelin Stars (excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

Gaggan

Chef Gaggan Anand was the first Indian and second Asian to study molecular gastronomy in Catalonia with Ferran Adria at El Bulli. “This is the first restaurant in the world to serve this style of cooking,” says Gaggan, “it’s not just Indian… it’s a totally new style of cooking.”

His temple of gastronomy is located in a 70-year-old house off Langsuan in Bangkok”s shopping district. The most popular seat is at the Chef’s Table for ten, to get that book at least two weeks ahead and you may be lucky. From here at the flick of a switch the smoked windows clears with a unique view into the laboratory and the kitchen.

The three tasting menus are inspired by seasonal ingredients, fresh produce, amazing diversity of India’s regional cuisine and his childhood street food memories. It is a culinary journey of 10 exquisitely plated dishes that create an intense yet perfectly balanced taste explosions in the mouth. His obsessive commitment to culinary perfection has Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, 2016, 2017 rating this restaurant at no 1.

Le Normandie

Since opening in November 1958 on the top floor of The Oriental Bangkok’s Tower Wing today’s Garden Wing the restaurant has pioneered the cause of culinary excellence. At the time, a Bangkok Post article commented: “Probably the best location for tourists of any restaurant in the whole of Bangkok, and combined with good food and service this roof-top establishment is deservedly the first place that residents usually take their visitors from overseas for a meal.” There is no other restaurant in Thailand possibly Asia that understand the Michelin values better than Le Normandie having hosted Michelin 3 star Chefs for over four decades.

Their kitchen is run by Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier who creatively prepares and modern French cuisine with delicious seasonal tastes and flavours, Using only the freshest ingredients, many from the Royal Projects in the north of Thailand and the best produce that his native Normandie and Brittany regions have to offer, highlights include marbled foie gras with prune and toasted brioche; Chateaubriand of beef from Salers with truffle sauce; and parmentier of beef cheek with winter truffle. I believe the reason why Le Normandie was awarded 2 Michelin Stars is their faultless consistency of service. From the preparation in the kitchen through to how the plates are placed on the table, and the wines poured in the glass – it’s all in the detail of the teamwork.

 

Sitting on the 65th floor at Tower Club, lebua the restaurant of 180 degree city and river views. It’s the perfect location for Chef Ryuki Kawasaki to present his innovative European Cuisine. He uses only the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from both international growers and local Artisanal producers, often from royally initiated projects where the emphasis is on organic growing methods. He makes his own herbal oils, vinegars, bouillon and fruit and vegetable extracts that are used for smoking, drying, pickling, curing and grilling in his kitchen.

His menu includes the likes of soy glazed snapper served with foie gras in smoke consommé, tangerine marinated Scottish langoustine with lemongrass and sultana raisins, and Nagasaki Wagyu beef rib eye grilled over white binchō charcoal with Perigord truffle. The culinary excellence caught the attentive eye of the Michelin inspectors resulting in the being awarded well earned 2 Michelin Stars.

One Michelin Star (high-quality cooking, worth a stop)

Bolan

The name is a combination of Chef Duangporn’s nickname and the second part of Dylan’s lan.Both protégés of David Thompson at Nahm London. They pride themselves on working with local farmers who advocate bio-diversity. Regulars on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant List in 2017 rated 19th.

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Chim by Siam Wisdom

They constantly revisit traditional Thai recipes to strike a balance between the old and the new with consideration for foreign influences. Their signature is a ancient Tom Yam made with local river fish.

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Elements

French cuisine with Japanese influences served in an informal setting, more upscale than traditional fine dinning. Working with seasonal Japanese ingredients, combined with fresh and organic local produce, which are painstakingly prepared and cooked with an exacting precision. A dish that typifies their culinary philosophy is Hokkaido Scallops topped with Foie Gras served in Shimeji scented miso consomme. They deliver a seamless integration of three cultures; French, Japanese and Thai reflecting who they are and where they come from.

 

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J’aime by Jean-Michel Loraine

The interior is uniquely upside down. An interesting approach Asian approach to Asian Cuisine presented on a rotating glass lazy Susan. Silver cutlery is replaced dish by dish complement by black lacquer chop sticks.

Ginza Sushi Ichi,

The Bangkok sister who can look her Tokyo sibling in the eye having recently garnered an Michelin star in her own right.

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Located on 5th floor of The Cube MahAnakorn at Chong Nonsri. A unique excellent modern dining experience delivered with informality, conviviality and high level of interaction between chefs and diners. Rated 40th in Asia’s 50;Best Restaurants 2017.

 

Nahm

It starts with David’s approach to cooking. After extensive research he resurrected recipes from old cookbooks of former Thai matriarchs, many of which have not been seen for many years, such as southern-style grilled mussels smoked with coconut husks then cooked with curry-infused coconut cream. He sourced the best of the best of each of the individual ingredients going to specific provinces where they are farmed.  All of his dishes have an authentic perfect balance of sour, sweet, salt, and spice flavours the cornerstones of Thai culinary heritage. The food is just one of the elements of an excellent dinning experience, the ambiance is inspired by the ancient  capital of Ayuthaya with shocks of colour from the abundance of Thai orchid. The food is stylishly present on Limoges chinaware. The excellence of the service from the restaurant floor equals that of the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. At every stage of the dining experience there is a consistent level of service.

Paste

The chef draws inspiration from traditional recipes and then re-interprets them in his own way; making the most of modern techniques, artful presentation and some personal twists. They use less sugar and fish sauce than other Thai eateries, and the taste can come across as Mediterrannean but is an uplifting re-interpretation of Thai food.

Saneh Jaan

This impressive, modern Thai restaurant is named after the famous Thai dessert that pays homage to the shape and aroma of the golden apple. With only the finest natural and native ingredients, herbs and spices used, take your palate on a journey across Thailand as you sample authentic dishes inspired by the distinct cooking styles of the north and south.

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Savelberg

Dutch Chef Henk Savelberg has the distinction of having had four restaurants across the Netherlands that were each recognized with a Michelin star. Having previously delighted with his exquisite culinary creations as a visiting chef he decided to open Restaurant Savelberg Thailand, his first overseas, in front of the main Oriental Residence building on Wireless Road, opposite to All Seasons Place. A gourmet, modern French restaurant with a Dutch touch, that strives to serve the absolute in quality dining focusing on luxury details.

What distinguishes the best from the rest lies in the details, the little things that most guests won’t even notice. It’s his meticulous attention to those tiny details that built Henk Savelberg’s reputation. Every detail was made to measure and custom fitted, every wine poured is served in the finest Riedel Crystal, the culinary creations are presented on specially designed German tableware finished with platinum, the first of its kind in Asia. And orange, the national colour of the Netherlands, is subtly incorporated into the design a reminder of where they are coming from.

It’s a warm friendly and accommodating experience, modern comfortable luxury rather than the stiff fine dining. The service has a classic European approach, engaging with the guest to give a rewarding and memorable dining experience. They use the finest imported ingredients and is the first restaurant in Thailand with a Michelin heritage to use Marou chocolate from Vietnam. A delightful destination.

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

After travelling in southern Thailand Henrik Yde Andersen returned to his native Copenhagen to open Kin Kin in 2006. A year later it became the second Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. In 2009 he brought his style of Thai food to Bangkok, opening Sra Bua by Kin Kin at Siam Kempinski Hotel. Deconstructed classical Thai dishes served in a contemporary Thai setting. Rated 21st on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 list.

Sühring 

Located on Yen Akat Soi 3, German cuisine found a loving home in Bangkok as twin chefs Mathias and Thomas Sühring established their own restaurant earlier this year. Forget sauerkraut and sausages and prepare to take a culinary journey through the heritage of German cuisine, executed with modern flair and finesse.

Upstairs at Mikkeller

Tucked away from a busy street of Ekamai Road in a quiet residential area, Mikkeller Bangkok introduces a first in Bangkok cozy fine dining & craft beer pairing concept of “Upstairs” under Chef Dan Bark, formerly Sous Chef of a Three Star-Michelin, Grace Restaurant in Chicago. The like-your-friend’s-house dining room features a Progressive American 10-course tasting menu created to complement with Mikkeller’s 6 amazing craft beers. Each course focuses on delicate flavors to be paired with special beers that will challenge the diner’s pallet in a unique way.

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Jay Fai is a tiny, 70-year-old street vendor, renowned for making crab omelets, dry congees, and raad na talay (stir-fried seafood noodles in gravy) at her place in Old Town. She was helped up to the stage with a huge smile on her face and a chef jacket on her back — though she usually cooks in less formal garb. Of winning the award, she said, “I was so excited from the first moment I walked in this room.”

Michelin Guide Bangkok – Interview Khun Bank #MichelinGuideBKK2018Gaggan – 2 MICHELIN starsLe Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel – 2 MICHELIN starsMezzaluna at The Lebua Hotel – 2 MICHELIN starsBo.lan – 1 MICHELIN starChim by Siam Wisdom – 1 MICHELIN starNahm at The Como Metropolitan – 1 MICHELIN starElements at The Okura Prestige – 1 MICHELIN starGinza Sushi-Ichi – 1 MICHELIN starJ'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain – 1 MICHELIN starJay Fai – 1 MICHELIN starL’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – 1 MICHELIN starPaste – 1 MICHELIN starSaneh Jaan – 1 MICHELIN starSavelberg at The Oriental Residence – 1 MICHELIN starSra Bua by Kiin Kiin at The Siam Kempinski Hotel – 1 MICHELIN starSühring – 1 MICHELIN starUpstairs at Mikkeller – 1 MICHELIN star#Gastronomy #Michelin #Food #Experience #Foodie #LuxuryTravel #LuxurySocietyAsia #Thailand #Influencer LuxurySocietyAsia.com

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