The Gaggan Dining Experience


I’m not a food critic. Heck, I’m not even a food blogger. But I do love to eat and one of my favorite things to do when I travel is pick one Michelin starred restaurant to have a meal at. When I heard about Gaggan which is not only Michelin starred but was voted the best restaurant in Asia 4 years in a row I knew I had to check it out. This was actually the first reservation I made of my trip. I knew where I was going to eat before I knew where I was staying in Bangkok!

The menu is listed in emojis, no words, as the chef believes that emojis are a universal language. It is fun, it is playful, it is an interactive experience. It takes about 3 hours to go through the entire 25 course menu.

I don’t want to give too much away as part of the fun of dining here is trying to figure out how each emoji goes with its corresponding dish and then the ingredients. They only give you a menu with words at the end of the experience. If you are planning on going to Gaggan and you want to be surprised, then turn back now!

Here are the 25 courses I had:


A Little 🍊 Citrus


Yogurt πŸ’₯ Explosions


What Did U πŸ‘… Lick?


Chili 🌢 Egg Nest


Idly Sambar 🍚 Breakfast


Bombay Bhel πŸ₯ͺ Sandwich


Egg Tart πŸ₯š Ghewar


Charcoal ⚫️ Pyaz Kachori


These dishes then form the shape of India.


White Asparagus 🍦 No It’s Cauliflower


Cheese πŸ₯– Porcini Pav


Eggplant πŸ† Pomegranate Sundae


Puchka Liver 🍷 Mulled Wine


Sea Urchin 🌊 Hay Ice Cream


Otoro Sushi 🍣 Tribute


Water Carrots πŸ₯• Pepper Soup


River Prawn 🦐 Balchao


Scallops πŸ₯₯ Cold Curry


Tibetan Momo πŸ₯Ÿ Pork Vindaloo


Lamb Chop πŸ‹ Lemon Chili

Sea Bass πŸ”₯ Bengali Paturi

Grandmas Egg Spinach 🌟 My Death Star

This Rose 🌹 Has No Thorns


Achu Murukku πŸ“ Strawberry Yogurt


Yin & Yang Salt ☯️ Pepper Popcorn


Dark Side 🌈 Of The Moon

 

While most of the courses were one bite and the mains were about three to four, I actually left feeling full and satisfied. This menu may change so what you have at Gaggan might not be the same as me. Also, if this place is on your list I recommend going soon as Gaggan will be closing its doors in 2020 after a successful ten year run.