FOOD BUZZ — The two Andaman provinces known for their beaches (and the parties they hold) will be included in upcoming editions of Thailand’s Michelin guide, it was announced today. Those provinces will appear in the next printing, which will be released at the end of this year.
Under the title “Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga,” the French tire company will extend their search for the best eats to the two southern provinces, as well as the surrounding provinces of Bangkok (namely Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Prakan.)
Michelin first launched its Bangkok guide late last year, but the list focused on only the capital. Among the restaurants which made the guide were Gaggan (two stars), the progressive Indian restaurant by world-famous chef Gaggan Anand, and Jay Fai (one star), the decades-old street food stall known for their crab omelets.
To tease the launch of the guide, Michelin launched its selections of southern Thai dishes to try. The cuisine is known for its pungent spices and strong flavors. The dishes that made the list are already well-known among Thailand’s residents such as kua kling (dry curry) and sataw pad kapi kung (stir-fried stink beans with curry paste and prawns).
Check out which restaurants made the Michelin Bangkok guide in Coconuts’ coverage.