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Michelin to expand restaurant coverage of Thailand beyond Bangkok

/ 06:32 PM May 16, 2018

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Michelin has announced plans to expand its coverage of Thailand’s dining landscape beyond Bangkok, and into Phuket and Phang-nga.

Following the debut edition of the first Michelin guide for Thailand last year, the 2019 edition will explore new territories in southern Thailand, popular with tourists.

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“In addition to world-famous beaches, the variety of cuisine, dining experiences and exceptional hospitality services are the major attractions of both Andaman cities,” said Segsarn Trai-Ukos, secretary general of Michelin East Asia and Australia in a statement.

“The local cuisine in Phuket is distinctive and flavorful with a wonderful blend of influences from India, Malaysia, China, and the Peranakan ethnic group. Basically, it truly offers an infinite variety of flavors worth discovering.”

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In the inaugural Michelin guide for Bangkok, inspectors bestowed a star to street food vendor Jay Fai, a local institution with a 70-year history, popular for its crab omelettes, curries and dry congee, prepared behind homemade charcoal stoves.

The 2019 guide will be released at the end of the year. JB

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