Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lunch @ Gaggans, Bangkok

I've heard a lot about Gaggan's progressive Indian Cuisine and how its taken Bangkok's Fine Dining Scene by storm. As such we were lucky enough to get a reservation for 2pm on my recent visit to Bangkok with a group of my friends. We were seated at the chef's table which gave us a full view of the Kitchen and how the chefs work their molecular cuisine.


We were all hoping to try Gaggan's tasting menu but had to settle for their set lunch menu because the Tasting was only offered at night.

Amuse Bouche: Egg but not Egg
Amuse Bouche
Our Amouse Bouche came in the form of a White Gelatin Capsule that was suppose to taste like Egg but was made from Yogurt. The mock egg actually mimicked the flavor of poached Egg Yolk

Umami Oysters
Cosmic Pearls

Soft Shell Crab
Soft Shell Crab
The Crab was tender and crispy. The sauce tasted similar to a Sweet and Sour Sauce but with a hint of spicyness.

Truffle Mushroom Soup
Truffle Mushroom Soup
The Soup had a light and creamy texture and had a very nice concentrated but clean Mushroom Flavor.

The Risotto had a pretty nice Al Dente Texture and was very rich and creamy.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala
The Chicken was very tender and the Masala Gravy was rich and had the right amount of heat.

Fish Curry
Fish Curry
I'm not sure what type of Curry it was but it was very good with the Fish. It was spicy but had a nice Tamarind flavor giving it a sour accent.

Regular and Garlic Naan
The Naan was really good. It had a nice crisp exterior and was fluffy on the inside. We were served both Garlic and Original Naan.

Aerated Chocolate Mousse
Aerated Chocolate Mousse
I actually really enjoyed this dessert. The Chocolate and White Chocolate Mousse had an intense flavor but the texture was really light.

We all felt the food at Gaggan's was good but it wasn't extraordinary. We hoped to try his more creative dishes but given we came during lunch the mene was obviously catered towards the business crowd which meant offering straight forward dishes at an affordable price. I definitely hope to visit Gaggan's again but this time for Dinner.

Food: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Ambiance: 4.5/5
Price: $$ (Approximately USD $25 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 68/1 ซอยหลังสวนถนนเพลินจิต, แขวงลุมพินี เขตปทุมวัน กรุงเทพฯ, 10330 10330, Thailand
Tel:+66 2 652 1700 ‎

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