Garima Arora's kitchen showcases incredible produce and innovative techniques.
The buzz: India's first woman to win a Michelin star has done so on her own terms and in Bangkok. While Garima Arora's cuisine will hint at her Indian heritage, it’s the food cultures of New Nordic kitchens such as Noma (where she used to work) that dictate a totally produce-centric approach, as well as flavor combinations and course hierarchy that fly in the face of classical convention.
The food: The Gaa team wants to challenge what you may think about when something should be sweet, when it should be sharp, when it should have umami. Results include a zingy guava gazpacho, a caramelized milk skin and beef taco, and a vegetarian main of unripe jackfruit that even had Garima's supplier questioning her logic. Invention and tenacity have proven Garima's friends with 10- or 14-course menus that are like nothing else we've experienced.
The place: A bright yellow facade leads to a network of colorful rooms sheathed behind statement windows. Reserve downstairs if you want to take in what's happening in the multicultural kitchen (which stands isolated behind a wall of glass), but the second floor with its aubergine leather banquettes and smooth Scandinavian dining chairs offers the more intimate experience
This review took place in January 2018 and is based on a visit to the restaurant without the restaurant's knowledge. For more on BK's review policy, click here.
|Address:||Gaa, 46 Soi 53 (Sukhumvit), Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||March, 2017|
|Opening hours:||daily 5:30pm-midnight; Sat-Sun noon-3pm|
|Reservation recommended, Parking available|
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