Gaggan – Bangkok:
I’ve dedicated plenty an evening this year to watching many a new series that Netflix has been blasting out. As well as Narcos, I’ve been binge watching Chef’s Table, a mini-series where the most innovative and creative chefs from around the world are profiled in depth, during a whole hour long episode.
My favourite episode of them all is on season 2, episode 6, where they pay a visit to Gaggan Anand’s ‘progressive Indian restaurant’, in the heart of bustling Bangkok, telling us his story and how he battled his way up from poverty in Kolkata to running his own restaurant that recently won the accolade of no.1 restaurant in Asia. If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to go and watch it now!
In the lead up to a recent weekend break to Bangkok, I went on the Gaggan website and waited hopefully to see if we would get a confirmation for a table. Luckily we did, although I’ve advise booking earlier than a month before to secure you seat.
There were 20 dishes in total (!), with 10 smaller bites and 10 main meals. Here were some of my favourites
- Yogurt Explosion (on the Chef’s Table episode, Gaggan explains why this is one of the most important dishes!)
- Edible Plastic Spiced Nuts (yup, you eat the plastic)
- Mango Uni Sundae (I like having a dessert mid meal)
- Red Matcha – tea ceremony with Wagashi of tomatoes and fruits, and hot tomato shorba
- Rangoli – Indian celebration design with tandoor lamb chops
- I want my Curry!!! (yes, this Indian restaurant has to have one curry dish on the menu)
Need to know
Nearest station: Chit Lom
Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
How to book: Through the booking page on the website. I booked about a month or so before.
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 6pm – 11pm
Price: THB 4,000 per person ++