While we wait patiently for the upcoming MICHELIN Guide Thailand edition that will be unveiled at the end of 2022, our MICHELIN inspectors have been out and about in search for new spots worthy of a place in the MICHELIN Guide selection.
As usual, Bib Gourmands and Stars, and Green Stars will be announced at the end of the year in the upcoming edition. Our MICHELIN Guide inspectors have decided to share some fresh new restaurants that have caught their eyes (and taste buds), making them new additions to the next MICHELIN Guide Thailand selection. Every third Wednesday of the month, the new restaurants that will be part of the upcoming MICHELIN Guide Thailand will be featured in both the MICHELIN Guide Thailand website and the MICHELIN Guide application.
How will you spot the new additions? They will be highlighted with a ‘New’ symbol. Some of these newly recommended establishments will go on to earn distinctions at the MICHELIN Star Revelation ceremony, so why not give them a try and share with us your thoughts?
For June, we are pleased to share 4 of the inspectors' favourite new additions in Ayutthaya and Phuket!
Kaow Laor, Ayutthaya
With a whitewashed interior and views of the garden and river, Kaow Laor feels like a modern country home. The Thai menu is replete with grandma's recipes, offering giant river prawns, featherback fish balls and other local river fish. Each dish is expertly cooked and seasoned, and it’s like eating authentic Thai food at home. The imported mackerel with fish sauce is prepared with a light crispy skin, an aromatic fish sauce, deep-fried edible flowers and a spicy dressing.
Kin Lookdeaw, Ayutthaya
The name of the restaurant asks guests to ‘focus on eating’ (Kin Lookdeaw) at this quaint house with an open-air pavilion above a serene pond. The chefs, veterans in the kitchen, cook simple Thai dishes and make their own chilli paste from scratch. The regular pounding of pestle in mortar reverberates through nature’s own soundtrack of birds and insects. Try the deep-fried boneless red tilapia with garlic and stir-fried green curry with clown featherback fish balls.
Despite the luxury setting, Jaras retains honest roots. The intimate design draws influence from the Li Thai, Sukhothai era. The restaurant is named after the owner's grandma whose cooking inspired some of the recipes. Today’s chef embraces sustainability, serving a modern showcase of Thai flavours sourced locally, including micro greens grown on-site. For the full experience, request the Taste of Jaras tasting menu with wine pairing. Book at least 24 hours in advance.
This sister restaurant of PRU is named after Pru Jampa village and the magnolia champaca, an aromatic local flower. Chef Rick Dingen crafts an inventive contemporary European menu while embracing a philosophy of sustainability and zero waste. The delicious ‘Whole Spring Chicken’ is chargrilled and tender, with crispy skin and homemade barbeque sauce. For a refreshing appetiser, order a low-ABV cocktail made from ingredients grown just metres away.
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