Fine dining from Gaggan’s former sous chef
An abandoned building that’s been sitting opposite Gaggan for years has been taken over by the restaurant’s former sous chef and transformed into Gaa, a fine dining destination that’s poised to take Bangkok’s food scene by storm.
Helming the kitchen is Garima Arora, a Mumbai-hailing journalist-turned-chef who earned her cooking chops at Copenhagen’s Noma before landing a spot in Gaggan’s kitchen. In a homey dining room, Arora serves eight- ($73) and 12-course ($97) meals that alchemise local organic ingredients into an eclectic mix of international flavours.
A meal usually starts off with an enticing starter like grilled young corn husk brushed with chilli and paired with an addictive corn emulsion, before moving on to more substantial fare such as pork ribs brined in ‘piso’ (split-pea miso). This dish, which plays up intense flavours against mild textures, is topped with a colourful combo of shallots, spring onions and pomegranate.
68/4 Soi Langsuan, Pathumwan (+66 91 419 2424). Daily 6-10pm.