Thai Select or Thai Select Premium certification identifies Thai restaurants that offer at least 60 percent authentic Thai foods on their menus. They also imply that these restaurants employ the same or similar cooking methods as in Thailand, and may import ingredients from Thailand. The certifications, however, neither rates foods nor endorses any quality standard of the restaurants. They merely indicate authenticity of the Thai foods prepared.
The Thai Select certification is divided into two categories based on the levels of design and service excellence:
• Thai Select Premium indicates a high degree of excellence. This is given to restaurants with a score of 85 percent authenticity or above. With the premium status, the restaurants suggest traditional Thai decorations and outstanding services. Thai foods offered at these restaurants are authentic, and premium quality ingredients were used. Overall, these restaurants produce a premier dining experience.
• Thai Select indicates a degree of excellence of 3 to 4 stars. This is presented to restaurants with a score between 75 to 84 percent authenticity. These restaurants serve fine authentic Thai foods. Overall these restaurants offer diners a fine dining experience.
For a proper Thai culinary experience… simply look for the Thai Select logo: a sign of authentic Thai cuisine worldwide.