Michelin Guide Announces First-Ever Bangkok Edition for 2018

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Stomachs (and pens) at the ready, Thailand. Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 will launch before the year’s end, marking it’s inaugural recognition of the best restaurants and hotels in the Land of Smiles.

Both fine-dining restaurants as well as street food stalls are expected to be covered in the Bangkok guide. Its launch also marks the start of a five-year project between the Michelin Group and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

“The launch of the France-based Michelin Guide will lure more international tourists,” says TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn in an interview with Bangkok Post. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul also highlighted that the guide will add value to the restaurants and eateries that will receive stars.

The selection of restaurants in the guide by done by anonymous inspectors, who are trained to rigorously apply the same inspection process used globally for close to a century.

“It’s good to drive Thailand to become a quality leisure destination over the next five years,” says Kobkarn.

Thailand will be the seventh Asian territory to be rated by the hallowed dining guide after Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Shanghai and Seoul.

 

This article was written by Meryl Koh at guide.michelin.sg.