Thailand is known all over the world for its street food but there is more to this country than just som tam and pad thai. Michelin food inspectors will be paying the country a visit before the year-ends and they might find themselves in a bit of unexpected discoveries. They will be inspecting top restaurants in Bangkok and giving star to those who deserve it. At the same time, they will also publish the most awaited Michelin guide for the Kingdom.
The food scene in Thailand is currently one of the most talked about and it coincides perfectly with the Michelin’s plan to visit the nation. In a report published by CNN, Bangkok was included as the top 23 best cities that offer the best street food in the world. Gaggan, which is known to be the best restaurant found in Asia, is located in Bangkok and currently serving Indian cuisine.
Thai food is now on its way by marking its own cuisine in the world following the steps of India, Japan and China.
The Thai Cabinet has already given their go ahead by providing a budget for the next five years’ worth 143.5 million baht. The tyre make is known globally and it is also a publisher. Michelin has been assigned to create a local version for Thailand and it is expected to be out in the public before 2017 ends.
According to the CEO of Iebua, Deepak Ohri, 143 million is not a big amount since he would be willing to pay billions in order to publish a Michelin Guide in the country. He finds it fair to pay such an amount in order to give the nation the credibility it is due.
Michelin is present in Thailand for a number of years now because the tyre manufacturing company has a plant in the country.
The food inspector working full time for Michelin will be paying a visit to top restaurants in Bangkok to taste their food. The process will be done anonymously. There are a number of criteria they use for their ranking such as quality of ingredients, creativity, value, personality and consistency.