In any given country whether it’s a country in the Asia Pacific Region or one of those countries located in Europe, you can a bunch of restaurants that offer a wide variety of meals for their respective hungry customers who are looking forward a fancy dining experience whether it’s grilled steak or some Japanese curries and sushi. You see, every restaurant has its own theme or its way of doing business which includes their unique ways of preparing dishes to keep customers coming back for more. In addition to this, some of the well-recognized restaurants around the world are now experimenting new things to keep their clients interested. This is owing to the surge in the number of restaurants that are competition against each other. In fact, in the Kingdom of Thailand alone, specifically in its capital city of Bangkok, there are many restaurants in Sukhumvit district which can give tourists, both local and foreign, the luxury of having multiple choices. Thai cuisine is in fact, is among the most beloved cuisines in the world right now owing to the fact that the Thai chefs are among the creative chefs there are in this world.
Last September of 2016, a Swedish restaurant officially joined the ranks of the restaurants in Sukhumvit, consequently joining the competition that has been making it more difficult for eaters to choose. The said restaurant is located near Sol 18 in the busy shopping Sukhumvit district. The restaurant is called Restaurant Cajutan which is mainly run by its welcoming staff and has a very warm atmosphere inside out. The grand opening of Cajutan was marked by offering welcoming drinks to first comers and a buffet which was filled with a wide variety of traditional Swedish dishes which you can now indulge when you are in Bangkok. According to the owners of the restaurant, they decided that since they had purchased the building where the restaurant stands, they opted to open the said restaurant because they needed a bigger space for the kitchen where the in-house production of Swedish food. So now you can eat Swedish meals and buy food from Sweden at one place.
It is no secret that many tourists come to Thailand because of the cuisine and its world famous street foods. Visiting Thailand will never be complete without having to experience dining in Bangkok especially high rated places known to locals and tourists alike. With the recent announcement of Michelin that they are publishing a guide for the country, many are curious with how it will turn out to be considering the subtle difference of Thai cuisine which is unlike any other in the world.
The Michelin Guide is said to be published before 2017 and the plan by the company is supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand or TAT. The agency promised financial support for a period of five years with the promise that the Michelin will further grow the tourism in the country as well as legitimize the culinary industry of the nation.
For first time visitors in Thailand, one may be overwhelmed with the idea of dining in Bangkok because there are street foods everywhere and shop houses installed in almost every corner. One will be able to judge the most popular ones by the number of seats sprawled out reaching even the pavements. Not to mention that there cheap snacks available wherever you may be roaming around.
The dining scene in the metropolitan city also includes chefs that have been employed by restaurants that were awarded stars by Michelin. The spice levels of the Thai cuisine is different from European ones and the service is different in many ways that it is a question to the public as to how the critics, who are currently eating in places in Bangkok anonymously, will judge the establishment that deserves the stars.
It is a challenge for Michelin to represent accurately the experience of dining in Bangkok because failure to understand the cuisine and their culture might end up to disappointments for both the company and the readers who are banking on their credibility. Aside from the local street shops and food stalls, there are also notable dining spots located inside hotels in Bangkok which is one of the reasons why tourists chose to stay in those places. We will have to see the guide as it is released at the end of this year and judge if it is a valuable resource or not.