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Gagan Anand becomes first Indian chef to win two Michelin Stars

Anand sought to refine Indian food to the same fine dining level as seen by other styles of cuisine. Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 12.44 PM (IST)

The Michelin Guide Bangkok has finally arrived in Asia's street food hub. The Red Book released its first set of restaurants who were awarded the Michelin Star.

Bagging the second Michelin Star award includes Indian-born chef Gaggan Anand’s eponymous restaurant 'Gaggan', located in Thailand. 

Anand has now become the only Indian chef with two Michelin stars around the world. Several people took to Twitter to congratulate him. 


In 2017, 'Gaggan' was named by Restaurant as the best restaurant in Asia in the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, placing 7th overall worldwide.

The Indian chef opened the restaurant in 2010 in Thailand. Anand plans to close Gaggan in 2020 to start a new venture in Fukuoka, Japan, sources stated. 

French restaurant Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and Mezzaluna at lebua Bangkok are the other two restaurants who won their second Michelin star in Bangkok. 

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