Thai Restaurants Shine on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

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Two Bangkok eateries, Le Du and Gaggan Anand, ranked among the top 50 in the prestigious list, reflecting Thailand’s culinary prowess.

Culinary Achievements of Thai Restaurants

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed gratitude to the nation’s food and beverage industry as two Thai restaurants were featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list this year. The list, compiled by the UK-based William Reed Business Media, recognized Bangkok’s Le Du (No 15), owned by rising star chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, and Gaggan Anand (No 17), managed by Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand. Peru’s Central Restaurant, located in Lima, topped the list as the World’s Best Restaurant.

Thailand’s Top 100 Restaurants

In addition to the two top 50 inclusions, four Thai restaurants were ranked among the top 100. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri announced Sorn (No 56), Sühring (No 72), Nusara (No 74), and Potong (No 88) as the other recognized establishments. “The PM admires the determination of all Thai restaurateurs, as Thai food is a way to project the country’s soft power and has received a positive response,” he said.

The Impact of Thai Cuisine on Soft Power

Thai cuisine has long been a source of pride and cultural identity for the country. The inclusion of six Thai restaurants in the prestigious ranking reflects the nation’s growing prominence on the global culinary stage. As the food and beverage industry continues to evolve, the success of these restaurants serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of Thai chefs and restaurateurs.

Promoting Thai Culinary Excellence

The recognition of Thai restaurants on the international stage not only boosts the nation’s culinary reputation but also encourages the growth of Thailand’s food and beverage industry. The achievements of these restaurants inspire other local chefs and restaurateurs to innovate and strive for excellence, further bolstering the country’s soft power through its rich culinary tradition.

Culinary Tourism in Thailand

The distinction of having six Thai restaurants listed among the top 100 in the world is likely to attract food enthusiasts from around the globe to sample the country’s gastronomic delights. This accomplishment has the potential to increase culinary tourism to the nation, potentially boosting the Thai economy and fostering greater cultural exchange.