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DITP Malaysia Celebrates Prestigious Award Ceremony for 11 additional Thai SELECT Restaurants.


Thai SELECT Restaurants, the renowned symbol of authentic Thai cuisine and cultural excellence, proudly announces the qualification and recognition of 11 additional restaurants this year. This prestigious award ceremony on 29th July, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the continuous pursuit of culinary excellence and showcases the remarkable growth of Thai gastronomy across the globe.

Since its inception, the Thai SELECT Restaurants program, initiated by the Royal Thai Government, has been devoted to promoting and preserving the true essence of Thai cuisine and hospitality. The program’s diligent assessment and strict evaluation process have led to the qualification of 10 outstanding restaurants, making them part of the esteemed Thai SELECT family.

Each of these specially handpicked restaurants demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the authentic flavours, cooking techniques, and cultural traditions that define Thai cuisine. The award signifies their remarkable dedication to providing guests with an unparalleled Thai dining experience.

” It is with great pride and delight that we congratulate this 11 additional Thai SELECT Restaurants for their outstanding achievements. We are immensely proud of the Thai Select Restaurants in Malaysia/Brunei for their dedication to upholding the rich culinary heritage of Thailand while providing an exceptional dining experience to our esteemed patrons. ” said the Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia, Her Excellency, Ms Lada Phumas. “These establishments have excelled in embodying the essence of Thai gastronomy, bringing the unique flavours of Thailand to local and international communities.”

According to Mr. Worawan Wanwil, Director of DITP Malaysia, “Restaurants with this prestigious Thai SELECT award experience a significant boost in their business. This award increases brand recognition because people trust the authentic taste of Thai cuisine! If any restaurant is interested in learning more about the benefits of Thai SELECT, do contact DITP Malaysia directly.”

The 11 additional Thai SELECT Restaurants comprises of:

Thai SELECT Signature Category:

  • Gai by Darren Chin, Kuala Lumpur
  • LA Moon, Kuala Lumpur

Thai SELECT Classic Category:

  • Jatujak Bangkok Street Food, Selangor
  • Mr. Tuk Tuk (IOI City Mall), Selangor
  • Tommy Thongchai, Selangor
  • Baan Thai 2 Seafood & Thai Cuisine, Kuala Lumpur
  • Isan Thai Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur
  • Kengsom Thai Restaurants, Kelantan
  • Chatri Signature Authentic Thai Cuisine, Johor Bahru
  • Chokdee Thai Restaurant, Johor Bahru
  • Restoran Aqil Shafiee, Brunei

The other Thai Select restaurants awarded earlier are:
Signature Category: KomPassion
Classic Category: Amarin Heavenly Thai, Busaba Heavenly Thai, Celadon, Thai Thai, Pandan Thai Delight, Malai Thai Cuisine, WhatSaeb Boat Noodles & Chilli Head Bar & Eatery (Penang), Thai Luck Thai Cuisine (Taman Desa & Cyberjaya), Mr. Tuk Tuk (Starling Mall), Thai Tuk Tuk (Publika), Casual Category: Thai-in Mookata (Old Klang Road, Setapak & Kepong).

We now have a total of 26 Thai Select Restaurants in Malaysia and 1 in Brunei.

Several of the Thai SELECT Restaurants participated in the Thai Exhibition, Think Thailand held recently at Tropicana Gardens Mall from 19 July till 30 July, 2023. It was Malaysia’s largest Thai exhibition, which showcased the best of Thai cuisine and culture with Thai SELECT food highlights, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and more in four themed zones over 70,000 sq ft. This Thai Exhibition also featured the first Thai pet products exhibition outside Thailand, putting the spotlight on pet foods, toys and accessories, as well as pet shows and competitions.

For more information about Thai Select Restaurants, please visit, for enquiries, please DITP at, or 03-21424601.

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