The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous

With the publication in December 2017 of the first Michelin guide to the Thai capital, Bangkok’s culinary scene – already known for its street food – has acquired its lettres de noblesse. At the same time, the City of Angels earns the title of the most affordable Red Guide city in the world. A lunch at one-star Savelberg costs 1600 baht (around £36, plus tax and service) and two-star Le Normandie serves a business lunch for £35 – astonishing value for an impeccable meal.

There is no need to spend even that much in a city known for cheap eats, so Bangkok opens up a world of affordable possibilities. Never has a single Michelin destination offered so many choices for those on a budget. Beyond the stars, the guide lists 35 moderately priced Bib Gourmands and introduced the Michelin Plate category to acknowledge excellent value and high quality. And 28 street food businesses have also been singled out for their importance to the city’s dining scene.

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Source: The Guardian

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