The publishers of the Michelin Guide for Thailand recently announced the inclusion of Chiang Mai for the 2020 edition. The prestigious guide for foodies will add the Rose of Northern Thailand to the two locations covered in the first two editions: Bangkok, and the southwestern Phuket-Phang-Nga region.
Announcing the expansion of the Thailand publication, Michelin Siam director Segsarn Trai-Ukos said the new one would pay tribute to the diversity of Thailand’s culinary repertoire and include choices from three distinctly varied geographical locations. He explained that the geography, weather, local culture and ethnic backgrounds of each area had played an important role in shaping the cuisine of each.
Tourism Authority of Thailand boss Yuthasak Supasorn was equally as upbeat over the addition of Chiang Mai to the Michelin Guide for the country. He noted that gourmet delights was one of the jewels in the city’s tourism crown and was likely to lead to it being labelled a gastro-tourism destination extraordinaire in the not too distant future.
Dining in Chiang Mai is a pleasure with local cuisine an enchanting fusion of the tastes of Lanna, Mon and Burma while an enviable collection of international eateries offers the tastes of locations as far afield as Korea, Israel, Belgium and Mexico. The Michelin Guide for Thailand 2020 is due for release towards the end of 2019. The linked What’s Up Guide to Dining in Chiang Mai has recommendations for the top places to eat at now and it is free.