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Thai restaurants in Bangkok get 2 Michelin stars for first time

BANGKOK : Two restaurants in Bangkok have each earned a pair of coveted Michelin stars, the first time the leading guide awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine.

Located in Bangkok, Sorn and R-Haan were upgraded from their previous one-star rating in the third edition of Michelin Guide Thailand, unveiled on Tuesday in the capital.

Sorn celebrates traditional techniques and recipes from southern Thailand, where it sources from a network of small producers.

Meanwhile, R-Haan, with chef Chumpol at the helm, offers food inspired by products from all regions of the kingdom.

No establishment won three stars in this 2020 edition, but three others retain two - French restaurants Le Normandie and Mezzaluna, as well as Restaurant Suhring, run by German twin brothers.

This year, some 29 establishments in Thailand received stars.

Mr Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, said the ratings showcased "Thailand's rich diversity and high quality of local produce".

Thailand is already famed for its street food and Bangkok's curbside crab omelette standout Jay Fai retained its one star. - AFP

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