Thai Street Food Jay Fai Receives 1 Michelin Star at Bangkok’s Inagural MICHELIN Guide

Michelin Guide Bangkok Press Conference

Michelin unveiled the first selection for the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, which features a total of 98 restaurants. This selection highlights how the city embraces international dining without abandoning its own heritage and authentic cuisine – which draws millions of visitors worldwide.

Three restaurants were awarded 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.

Gaggan 2 Michelin Stars

Le Normandie, located in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, also received 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.

Le Normandie

The first selection of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok also awarded 14 restaurants one star, highlighting the quality of local cuisine, as 7 of these one star restaurants offers 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. Of particular interest, 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.

Jay Fai 1 Michelin Stars

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.

This year’s selection, a total of 35 restaurants were 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.

Reflecting the impressive diversity of street food in Bangkok, which is one of the most attractive spots for visitors from around the world, the MICHELIN guide selected a total of 28 street food stalls.

Michael ELLIS, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN Guides comments: “We are proud to launch this first selection of the MICHELIN guide dedicated to Bangkok, highlighting the richness of the city’s gastronomy. Our inspectors were thrilled to find a local culinary scene with an amazing vibrancy, myriad new restaurants, an astonishing variety of wonderful street food, but also Thai cuisine served in different forms.”

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The Full List of Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 Establishments

Two Michelin Stars
1. Gaggan (Innovative)
– 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road Lumpini Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
2. Le Normandie (French Contemporary)
– 48 Oriental Avenue, Bang Rak, Bangkok, TH-10 10500, Thailand
3. Mezzaluna (Innovative)
– State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

One Michelin Stars
1. Bo.lan (โบ.ลาน) (Thai)
– 24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
2. Chim by Siam Wisdom ชิม บาย สยาม วิสดอม (Thai )
– Sukhumvit 31 Yak 4 , Bangkok
3. Elements (French contemporary)
– 57 Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
4. Ginza Sushi ichi (Sushi)
– 494 Erawan Bangkok, LG floor, Ploenchit road, Lumpini, Thailand
5. J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain (French Contemporary)
– 105 U Sathorn, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, 10120, Thailand
6. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (French Contemporary)
– 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
7. Nahm (Thai)
– 27 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
8. Paste (Thai) อาหารไทย ó
– Gaysorn Plaza, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
9. Saneh Jaan (เสน่ห์จันทน์ ) (Thai)
– Saneh Jaan, Glasshouse at Sindhorn, 130-132 Wireless Rd.,, Bangkok, Thailand
10. Savelberg (French Contemporary)
– 110 Wireless Road, Lumphini, Patumwan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
11. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin (Thai Contemporary)
– 991/9 ถนน พระราม 1 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
12. Sühring (European Contemporary)
– No.10, Yen Akat Soi 3,, Chongnonsi, Yannawa,, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
13. Upstairs at Mikkeller (Innovative)
– 26 Ekkamai 10 Alley, Lane 2, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
14. Jay Fai (เจ๊ไฝ ) (Street Food)
– 327 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Chef from Mezzaluna - 2 Michelin Stars


The MICHELIN guide Bangkok 2018 Bib Gourmand
1. Arunwan อรุณวรรณ (Thai-Chinese)
– Soi Ekkamai 15 (Kantabutra 2), Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
2. Baan บ้าน (Thai)
– 139/5 Wireless RD ถนนวิทยุ (เลยสน.ลุมพินีมา50เมตร), Lumpini, Prathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
3. Baan Phadthai บ้านผัดไทย (Thai)
– 21-23 Charoen Krung (Soi 44) Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
4. Baan Somtum (Sathorn) บ้านส้มตํา (สาขาสาทร) (Thai)
– 9/1 Soi Si Wiang, Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand
5. Baannai บ้านใน (Thai)
– 102/13 Kampangpetch 5 Rd., Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
6. ERR เออ (Thai)
– 394/35 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
7. Jay Oh เจ๊โอว (Thai)
– 113/1 Soi Charat Mueang, Khwaeng Rong Muang, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
8. Khua Kling Pak Sod (Prasanmit) คัวกลิ *งผักสด (สาขาประสานมิตร) (Thai)
– 98/1 Soi Thonglor 5, Sukhumvit 55 Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
9. Krua Apsorn (Sam Sen) ครัวอัปษร (สาขาสามเสน) (Thai)
– Soi Samsen 1, Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
10. Lay Lao เล ลาว (Thai)
– 10400, 2/1 Phahon Yothin 7 Alley, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
11. Prai Raya ปราย ระย้า (Thai)
– 59 Soi Sukhumvit 8, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
12. Ruen Mallika (Sukhumvit 22) เรือนมัลลิการ์ (สาขาสุขุมวิท 22) (Thai)
– 189 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
13. Sanguan Sri สงวนศรี (Thai)
– 59/1 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.
14. Sanyod (Sathon-Bang Rak) แสนยอด (สาขาสาทร-บางรัก) (Chinese)
– 202/1-2 Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
15. Soul Food Mahanakorn Soul Food มหานคร (Thai)
– 56/10 ถนน สุขุมวิท 55 ซอย ทองหล่อ Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
16. Thanying ท่านหญิง (Thai)
– 905 Silom 19 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
17. The Local (Thai)
– 32-32/1, 23 Khlong Toei, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
18. Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai แอน ก๋วยเตี1ยวคัวไก (Street Food)
– 266/1 Soi Thewi Worayat, Thanon Luang, Banbat, Bamprap Sathupai (near Phlap Phla Chai)
19. Baan Yai Phad Thai บ้านใหญ่ผัดไทย (Street Food)
– Soi Inthamara 47, Din Daeng, Krung Thep,Thailand
20. Chakki จ๊ากกี (Street Food)
– 1/35 Ratchawithi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
21. Charoen Saeng Silom เจริญแสงสีลม (Street Food)
– 492/5 Soi Charoen Krung 49, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
22. Elvis Suki (Soi Yotse) เอลวิส สุก (สาขาซอยยศเส) (Street Food)
– 200/37 Soi Yotse, Phlab Phla Chai Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
23. Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam (Pratunam) โกอ่างข้าวมันไก่ประตูน้2 า (สาขาประตูนํ*า) (Street Food)
– Phetchaburi Soi 30 , New Petchaburi Road Makkasan, Ratchawithi Bangkok, Thailand
24. Guay Jub Mr. Joe ก๋วยจับมิสเตอร์โจ (Street Food)
– 313/7 Soi Chan 42-44, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
25. Guay Jub Ouan Pochana ก๋วยจับอ้วนโภชนา (Street Food)
– In front of China Town Rama Cinema, 408 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawong, Krung Thep, Thailand
26. Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali (Khlang Hospital Intersection) ก๋วยเตี1ยวคัวไก ่สวนมะลิ (สาขาสีแยกโรงพยาบาลกลาง) (Street Food)
– 261/1 Soi Thewi Worayat, Luang Road, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep,
27. Guay Tiew Moo Rung Rueang ก๋วยเตี1ยวหมูรุ่งเรือง (Street Food)
– 10/3 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Toei, Krung Thep, Thailand
28. Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla เฮียหวานข้าวต้มปลา (Street Food)
– Thanon Chan 32/2 Tung Wat Don, Sathon, Bangkok
29. Jok Prince โจ๊กปรินซ์ (Street Food)
– 1391 Charoenkrung Rd, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (Opp entrance of Shangri-la Hotel)
30. Lim Lao Ngow (China Town) ลิ*มเหล่าโหงว (สาขาเยาวราช) (Street Food)
– In front of the buiding no. 299-301, Song Sawat Road, Samphanthawong, Krung Thep, Thailand
31. Nai Mong Hoi Thod นายหมงหอยทอด (Street Food)
– 539 Thanon Phlap Phla Chai, Bombrab Sathupai, Bangkok
32. Polo Fried Chicken (Soi Polo) ไก่ทอดเจ๊กีซ.โปโล (สาขาซ.โปโล) (Street Food)
– 137/1-2 Soi Polo, Pathum Wan, Krung Thep, Thailand
33. Thipsamai Phad Thai (Pratuphee) ทิพย์สมัยผัดไทย (สาขาประตูผี) (Street Food)
– 313-315 Maha Chai Road, Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep, Thailand
34. Tung Sui Heng Pochana (Rama 4) ตั*งซุ่ยเฮงโภชนา (สาขาพระราม 4) (Street Food)
– 528/45 Rama 4 Road, Bang Rak, Krung Thep, Thailand
35. Yentafo Convent เย็นตาโฟคอนแวนต์ (Street Food)
– 1 Sala Daeng 2 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

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