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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
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The buzz: The shophouse opposite Gaggan—where the eponymous chef once told us he’d open a curry house—has become a bright yellow and pink-painted restaurant aiming to make the most of local ingredients and take food to the next level. 
 
The decor: You’ll easily spot the restaurant for its bold color scheme and stylish glass facade, through which you can see into the large L-shaped kitchen on the ground floor and the comfortable first-floor dining room. Compared with the pristine white finery of Gaggan, Gaa sports a younger, more relaxing vibe. A tapas bar sits on the left wing of the second floor, where you can enjoy some drinks alongside a la carte snacks.
 
The food: The brainchild of Gaggan’s ex-sous chef, Garima Arora (also an alumni of Noma), Gaa only serves tasting menus (B1,800 for eight courses/B2,400 for 12 courses). Modern techniques meet traditional cooking methods in a sandwich of translucent dehydrated cabbage with roasted bell pepper paste. Simpler-looking items pack no less flavor, like the grilled seasoned baby corn husks with corn milk dip, and the grilled pork ribs, which are marinated with housemade split-pea miso and served with chopped shallots, spring onion and pomegranate seeds. Of course, there are some Thai and Indian influences, too, like the poached grouper, wrapped taco-style with caramelized milk skin and kanom la (a Southern Thai crepe floss dessert). Don’t underestimate the actual desserts here, either. The turmeric soft serve in a sesame cone topped with safflower is a treat so delicious it deserves its own stall out front. 
 
The drinks: On top of wine and other alcohol, the restaurant also highlights juice-pairing packages, which include freshly-pressed juices and house-made kombucha.
 
Why you should care: Besides the fact that some of the world’s most influential names like Gaggan and Noma are involved in this restaurant, the way this kitchen showcases local products is not only creative, but also meaningful. Natcha Sanguankiattichai
 
 
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Phone: 091-419-2424
Gaa, 68/4 Soi Lang Suan, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Ratchadamri

Opening Hours:

daily 6-11:30pm

Open Since:

March, 2017
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5.5
 
 
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