68/1 Soi Langsuan Ploenchit Road Lumpini
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Dining date: 10/29/18
I wasn’t sure I wanted to try Gaggan. Despite it being ranked the “fifth best restaurant in the world” and garnering two Michelin stars, I felt uneasy about dining at an Indian restaurant in Thailand. It just seemed very counter-intuitive. Further, its 6,500 THB/$200 price tag is downright expensive compared to almost any other fine dining restaurant in the city. Regardless, I made the plunge and settled in for 25 courses of Gaggan Anand’s unique interpretation of Indian cuisine.
wine pairing lineup
The meal at Gaggan was certainly an experience. It was far more whimsical than I expected – I certainly didn’t expect to be served a course with no silverware and instructions to lick the plate. Actually, only a couple of the 25 courses came with silverware at all; the vast majority were all picked up and eaten directly. While the food was engaging and entertaining, I did not find this to be a consistently delicious meal. The lamb chop with green chilies and spices was definitely a highlight with its fiery kick, as was the charcoal samosa and play on chutoro sushi. But many of the dishes weren’t memorable flavor-wise. Having said that, I’m glad to have experienced Gaggan but I’ll mostly stick to Thai restaurants next time I’m in Bangkok.