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MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 Unveils Culinary Stars Across Nation

Bangkok, 14 December 2023 – In a culinary celebration of Thailand’s vibrant gastronomic landscape, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 447 establishments featured in the latest MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024. This comprehensive guide spans diverse locales, including Bangkok, Phuket, Phangnga, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Isan, and introduces two newcomers – Ko Samui and Mainland Surat Thani.

The MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 reflects the rich tapestry of Thailand’s culinary traditions, highlighting local flavors across the nation. Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Governor, expressed delight in the enduring partnership with The MICHELIN Guide since 2018, acknowledging its significant role in elevating Thailand’s global profile as an international gastronomic destination.

This year’s guide features an impressive array of establishments, totaling 447. Notable additions include 7 two MICHELIN Stars (with 2 promoted from one MICHELIN Star), 28 one MICHELIN Star (featuring 3 newcomers and 3 promoted from MICHELIN Selected), 196 Bib Gourmand (including 28 newcomers and 4 moved from MICHELIN Selected), and 216 MICHELIN Selected entries (with 37 newcomers).

Among the latest additions are 23 establishments from Ko Samui (comprising 4 Bib Gourmand and 7 MICHELIN Selected entries) and Mainland Surat Thani (showcasing 8 Bib Gourmand and 4 MICHELIN Selected entries), marking these territories’ inaugural inclusion in the seventh local edition.

The Guide introduces two new two Stars – Baan Tepa and Gaa, along with six new one Stars – INDDEE, NAWA, Samrub Samrub Thai, Mia, Resonance, and Wana Yook. Additionally, it awards one new MICHELIN Green Star to J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain.

Recognizing excellence, the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 presents accolades to four outstanding individuals: Ms. Chudaree ‘Tam’ Debhakam from Baan Tepa for the MICHELIN Young Chef Award, Mr. Witchupol “Nay” Charoensupaya, owner of NAWA, for the MICHELIN Opening of the Year Award, Ms. Louise Bourgeois from Chef’s Table for the MICHELIN Service Award, and Mr. Thanakorn ‘Jay’ Bottorff from INDDEE for the MICHELIN Sommelier Award.

With the addition of Ko Samui and Mainland Surat Thani, the latest MICHELIN Guide Thailand now encompasses Bangkok (since 2018), Phuket and Phangnga (since 2019), Chiang Mai (since 2020), Ayutthaya (since 2022), and Isan (Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani) (since 2023).

Aligned with TAT’s commitment to experience-based tourism, the MICHELIN Guide Thailand project aligns with the agency’s promotion of meaningful travel experiences. “Food” takes center stage as one of the 5F soft powers, complementing Film, Fashion, Fight, and Festival.

In conclusion, Ms. Thapanee emphasized that dining at any of the listed establishments across the country adds value to the overall travel experience for both local and foreign tourists. The MICHELIN Guide Thailand promises not only a delightful palate experience but also a memorable and meaningful journey for the heart and soul.

For a detailed restaurant selection, the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 is available for free on the MICHELIN Guide website, guide.michelin.com/th/en, and the app for iOS and Android devices.

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