Michelin revealed at an event in the Okura Prestige today that it will expand its seventh edition of the guide to include Chonburi in the eastern region of Thailand for 2024. 
This follows previous extension which saw the guide cover the northeastern (Isaan) parts of Thailand namely Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, and Udonthani. And the Southern region in Surat Thani and Koh Samui.
Chonburi’s location along the eastern Thailand coast makes it a perfect cultural and tourism summit with famous areas like Bang Saan and Pattaya attracting millions of domestic and foreign travelers every year. As a port region, the local cuisine is a rich mix of traditional seafood and bustling food markets.  
Travel and food blogger Mark Wiens, with more than 10.5 million subscribers on YouTube, spoke at the event today expressing his favorite discoveries and produce from Chonburi, including squid, dried seafood, khao lam (baked sticky rice in bamboo), and young coconut shells that taste like bamboo shoots. 
Though Chonburi is already a popular foodie destination for Bangkokians, Eastern Thai cuisine is still quite underrated, so this new guide could shine some light on hidden treasures in the area.