Thai Restaurants in World’s Best List for 2019

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Thai Restaurants in World’s Best List for 2019

Post by fountainhall » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:38 pm

The World’s Best Restaurants for 2019 have been named. This is not the Michelin list but another list compiled by a panel of over 1,000 chefs and other culinary experts. It was formed in 2002. The brand has a following of more than a million foodies. The latest Awards were handed out at a ceremony in Singapore on 25 June.

Thailand has two restaurants in the Top 50. Gaggan on Soi Langsuan has been on the go since 2010 and has won Asia’s Best Restaurant for the last four years. With two Michelin stars, Gaggan was originally a contemporary Indian restaurant set in a white, colonial-style timber house. It is now much more diverse with some Mexican, Japanese and other dishes. But if you wish to sample it offerings, you need to hurry. Chef Anand from India has pledged to close it next year when he will open a small restaurant in Fukuoka. The 18-course degustation menu – known as the Gaggan Experience – costs Bt. 4,000 ++ :o

In at #45 is the 2 Michelin-starred Suhring serving “cool and collected contemporary German cuisine” in a lovely location on Soi Yen Akat 3 in Yannawa.

Only two other Asian restaurants appear on the 100 list. The Chairman in Hong Kong comes in at #41. This is a relatively simple and unassuming eatery featuring Cantonese cuisine. The other at #9 is in China. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai serves avant-garde cuisine

Two other Bangkok restaurants enter in the 51 – 100 group. The Michelin-starred and much-lauded (although friends and I found this disappointing) Nahm in the Metropolitan Hotel on Sathorn comes in at #69. Gaa also on Langsuan is at #95. ... ining/nahm

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