TOP 10 THAILAND'S CULINARY MASTERPIECES - Luxury Society
The culinary scene in Thailand, especially Bangkok and Phuket, will lure even the most demanding palate. We list Thailand’s 10 world-class dining destinations.
By Laurence Civil
Thailand has two significant dining hubs Bangkok and Phuket, but each has a different dining scene. Generally businesses drive top class dining because they have the expense accounts to afford the higher price tag. Bangkok being the capital, and where business is done, has the greater concentration of top restaurants while in Phuket the dining scene is more leisure based despite the island being home to a wealth expatriate community. This is why nine of our top 10 are in Bangkok, with just one in Phuket.
Bangkok is one of five top Asian dining hubs alongside Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. It has become a magnet for Michelin star chefs, six of our ten are under the culinary direction of either a current or former Michelin star chef. Two of them were rated No. 1 by Asia’s 50 Best: Nahm in 2014 and Gaggan in 2015, and five of them are in the Top 50 list 2015.
World-class dining is chef focused. Customers are drawn by the cooking style of specific celebrity chefs, even though they know that the cooking will most likely be done by their kitchen team. The restaurants listed below are all chef-driven.