Time Out says
A place to indulge in your fave Indian breakfast staples
Chef Garima Arora has been busy. She is now preparing to reopen her first restaurant, the Michelin-starred GAA, in a new location on Soi Sukhumvit 53. But prior to the comeback of her much-loved firstborn, she gave birth to a new culinary baby named HERE.
Set within the same structure as GAA (an old Thai house), HERE introduced a new concept, that of a modern Indian canteen that serves uncomplicated, palate-pleasing and pocket-friendly breakfast fare. The menu also lists all-day meals, which include dishes that, though lesser known, Chef Garima still believes will appeal to Thais.
Start your meal—and your day—with the masala chai (B90), the most common Indian tea that early risers drink to start their day. Pair it with a slice of rusk (B150), a crispy toast served with butter and ginger jam. You can have a bit of fun and dunk the toast in the tea. So good.
We also got a taste of the mango shrikhand (B180) and this is when we knew that HERE is the real deal. This fresh and smooth yogurt is drizzled with mango sauce and comes with a soft and puffy poori (unleavened fried bread). Meanwhile, the egg bhurji (B220), a dish of scrambled eggs on sourdough bread and butter pav (soft and puffy bread), further solidified our impression of the canteen.
Other exceptional orders include the matcha-flavored boppa doi (steamed yogurt pudding, B220) and toasted sourdough with eggfruit mole (B220). Also awaiting discovery is the Black Rice Dosa (B220), a crepe-like Indian snack served with three dips: coconut chutney, gunpowder and ghee.
Just like with GAA, Chef Garima hopes to inspire old followers and new ones alike to experience the many exciting facets and flavors of Indian cuisine.
HERE is open daily from 07:30 to 17:00. For more information, call 09 7140 5647.
Soi Thonglor 1
|Opening hours:||Daily (07:30-17:00 & 17:00-24:00)|