French tire firm Michelin is going off the beaten track.
The Michelin Guide to Thailand will include Ayutthaya, the country’s former capital, in its annual food guide this year, Michelin and Tourism Authority of Thailand officials revealed at a virtual press conference on Tuesday.
Ayutthaya will be the fifth city covered by the Michelin guide, after Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga and Chiang Mai.
“The city’s dining scene is an impressive fusion of old and new – with long-running restaurants, new eateries in both old renovated buildings and modern ones, attractive coffee shops and cafes [and] both on-land and floating markets,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides.
It’s expected that the food guide will go beyond the province’s iconic dishes such as grilled giant river prawns, boat noodles and roti saimai (rolled pancake with cotton candy).
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