Every month MICHELIN Guide Inspectors reveal details of new restaurants to be featured in MICHELIN Guide Thailand, ahead of the yearly launch ceremony when the MICHELIN Stars, Bib Gourmands and Green Stars are unveiled.
Restaurants in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-Nga will be added to the selection monthly, mostly on the last Wednesday of every month. The newly selected venues will feature on both the website and the app. There’s a special entry “New” created for those newly-listed restaurants for easy identification. Why not give them a try and see which ones you would add to your shortlist?
For September, we are pleased to share four more of the inspectors' favourite new additions…
This time, it’s Chiang Mai!
Busarin Cuisine, Chiang Mai
Busarin, the new sister restaurant of Magnolia Café, has high ceilings, a collection of chinaware and leather green sofa booths that contrast with the light pink walls. When you dine here, it’s like being welcomed into Chef Noi’s home. They serve northern-Thai based on family recipes with noodles and roti instead of rice. The standout is a streaky pork that’s braised in a hung lay curry for two days and emits a powerful aroma of ginger and spices.
Aquila, Chiang Mai
A 10-minute drive is all it takes to escape the city for heartening Italian food, surrounded by plenty of greenery. Despite its industrial design, it’s a casual setting with an expansive view of the garden. The pizza dough, gnocchi and fettuccine are all homemade. The squid fettuccine has an enlivening ponzu dressing; and the baked snow fish in a buttery fish broth beats all expectations with large, slow-cooked pieces that are meltingly soft in a sweet, homemade broth.
Maadae Slow Fish Kitchen, Chiang Mai
Supporting the fishermen of Chumphon in the southeast, the chef opened this restaurant to deliver fresh seafood to the north. It’s caught close to the shoreline and transported within a day. The other seasonal and organic ingredients are sourced locally, while sauces are made in-house without preservatives. The dishes are simple, and the taste of umami features prominently on the menu. But the chargrilled catch of the day is the perfect marriage of flavours.
Aeeen Japanese Vegan (Neo Shokudo), Chiang Mai
Aeeen goes the sound of Ken’s unique laughter, according to wife Yuki. Under the concept of Neo Shojin Ryori, the Japanese couple craft their plant-based menu using seasonal ingredients. The dining areas span two floors of a cute wooden house that feels like rural Japan. Lines of jars contain the fermented ingredients they use in the food. We recommend the perfectly judged soymilk udon noodles and refreshing mango with ginger and honey drink.
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