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“Molecular Delights!”
Review of GAGGAN

Ranked #129 of 11,259 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $100
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2012

I have alwsys been a great fan of the Rubino brothers and was rather nervous when i heard someone recommend that i visit Gaggan... and especially when he said it was Indian cuisine.. i now was fascinated to experience molecular gastronomy Indian style! The building itself was quite elusive but after digging around a taxi driver finally found the place. The building struck an awe bringing back colonial movie memories... but nevertheless interesting layout.. our cheerful waitress led us to a quite corner as she presumed we were a loud bunch and definite noise makers! ( rightly so!! )

after looking at the menu i almost wanted to order everything they had.. i do miss authentic indian food! and the menu seemed rather familiar... so we set out ordering various dishes and the chef's tasting platter is mandatory for everyone at the table and you can't order Ala carte which i thought was a it naff! but hey i was curious, hungry and ready to stuff my face! the first dish was a yoghurt that resembled an egg that the chef dipped in miracle water the waitress divulged after much interrogation. and was phenomenal... and we were just getting started... we then were asked if we like Oysters - now who doesn't like oysters and especially of the chef was sending them on the house! amongst the various dishes we order the one that stood out was the paneer with coriander and the masala prawns!.. my favourite though was the goat brain.. simply delish and a must try... the desserts also are worth exploring.... i am looking to head back soon and try the chef's platter... all the dishes on that are unfortunately not available ala carte! such shame.... but hey... no complaints... it was one of the best Indian meals i have had outside India...

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Most unusual restaurant and certainly not one that, in any way, resembles a typical “Indian” restaurant. This restaurant definitely would not appeal to anyone looking for a good curry, nan bread and beer evening meal.

It has been described as a Bangkok version of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant and “molecular gastronomy” (see Wikipedia) cooking style.

We had the tasting menu of about ten “small” dishes of which perhaps only one could be described as Indian food. All of these were quite unusual and unique. Quite seriously different.

Service excellent. Maitre D’ extremely helpful in explaining the menu.

One criticism, it is a very noisy restaurant and conversation at normal levels is very difficult if you have the misfortune to be seated next to a voluble table.

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Thank David R
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

This place came highly recommended from a Hong Kong friend. It is an interesting cross of Indian, western and mollecular gastronomy but don't go for any of these aspects individually. It's combinations worth trying. For my money, the Indian dishes were more successful.

Service was very helpful and friendly. Drinks are ...hhmmm...interesting. I tried a mango something which was...a mango something! Freeze dried creamy blocks with a small amount of mango juice poured over (I had to ask for more juice). It was more like a dessert than a drink so i left it to 'melt' a bit more to attack after dinner.

Indian curry lobster was delicious and so was a truffled pasta ravioli - though it seemed out of place. The kitchen is very experimental and we noted most other tables were ordering the chef's degustation menu. We were too full from lunch to indulge in this but did notice some degustation dishes at a neighbouring table being sent back as interesting but not enjoyable.

so its a new food experience with great service in a lovely setting . If you feel adventurous this is a good choice.

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Thank thatmarion
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

The concept is interesting and the presentation is amusing but the food isn't mind-blowing. It's good. The restaurant is nice. It's a nice evening but nothing to write home about.

Thank ChiangMaiJade
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

We went a few days ago to Gaggan which advertises itself as new age cooking and fusion , molecular, and all that!! The restraunt is cosy and nicely done, even though we had an awful table in middle of the room next to the swinging doors of the kitchen and near the bar, I wanted to change it but a smooth talking attractive server told us that she thought the other tables would be too noisy for us!! I was hungry so decided not to pursue it. We asked for recommendations, 2 of our guests were vegetarians, our glib tongued server, recommended tasting menus for all of us, veg and non veg, don't go that route!!! It was very very dissapointing.
My sangria came frozen I was told proudly, nitrogen? The very small courses came in, apart from one of the fish dishes which was ok, the rest was very ordinary, , nothing more , the desert was awful!! Nitrogened white chocolate with bits of very tart gooseberry, left a bad taste, and of course then came the bill!! Total rip off !! there are much

better Indian restaurants around, as expensive but good wholesome Indian food , undisguised!!

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