The restaurant Gaggan was voted the best restaurant in Asia in 2017 by the controversial World's 50 Best Restaurants In the World. It was also recently awarded two stars in the famous Michelin Guide.
Is Gaggan the best restaurant in Asia? It's too vast a question to answer in our humble opinion, but we do know something: Gaggan's chef, Gaggan Anand, is one of the most provocative, progressive, creative and entertaining chefs working today on the high-end dining scene of the world.
Not only does Gaggan Anand offer great food, he offers his guests a total experience, a journey through modern Indian cuisine in 25 emojis. He creatively combines Thai produces and Indian flavors to present us with a colorful and savory collection of small bites in quick succession through the 25 courses.
It's really worth making a reservation a long time in advance and even buying a plane ticket to Bangkok just to experience the outstanding innovative Indian cuisine that you will not get anywhere else.
We had a memorable evening there on December 27th 20017 with family and friends, from the beginning to the end; from our French host to the wine, from the cocktails to the food, every moment was amazing and fun.
Diners should rush to Gaggan asap as they will only have another two years to taste the progressive Indian cooking as the chef has made a decision to close his restaurant in 2020 in order to open a new dining concept in Fukuoka, Japan.
Gaggan Anand and the likes of him (namely André Chiang in Singapore, Paul Pairet in Shanghai, Alvin Lueng in Hong Kong, Yoshihiro Narisawa in Tokyo and Eneko Atxa in Bilbao) are redefining what high dining should be - A total experience of the six senses.
68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 2 652 1700
Issaya Siamese Club is the flagship of the chef Ian Kittichai who is a celebrity chef in Thailand.
With our friends and family, we decided to celebrate our Christmas dinner at his beautiful colonial mansion. Our table was set in the garden with candlelights, which gave us a feeling of intimacy and the privilege of dining at a friend's house.
Our whole table agreed on the set menu, priced at 1500++ Bath (45 euros) per person, which offered three starters, four main courses, a pre-dessert and a dessert.
The amuse-bouche and the three starters were indeed very tasty and very good, Ian Kittichai knows how to balance his spices and make the best of them in his dishes. The chef takes pride in the fact that all his ingredients are locally sourced and organic.
His main dishes (the Sankaburee Chicken; the Mussaman Lamb; the Prawn Star-Fried and Asian Multi-Grain&Chiang Mai Mushroom) were really delicious and full of flavors.
And finally, our dessert, the Jasmin Flower Panna Cotta was nothing short of a knock-out.
We were surprised that the Michelin Guide for it first edition in Bangkok this year bypassed chef Ian Kittchai and forgot to reward Issaya Siamese Club with the first star it so rightly deserves.
Issaya Siamese Club
Address : 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chuaphloeng Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
Phone : 02-672-9040-1
Gaggan ** (Gaggan Anand) - Bangkok, Thailand
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Racine * (Kazayuki Tanaka) - Reims - France
Issaya Siamese Club (Ian Kittichai) - Bangkok - Thailand
Restaurant AM * (Alexandre Mazzia) - Marseille - France
Arola * (Sergi Arola) -Sintra - Portugal
Oak * - (Marcelo Ballardin) - Ghent - Belgium
Pertinence (Ryunosoke Naito & Kwen Liew) - Paris - France
La Condesa (Indra Carillo) - Paris - France
Mraz & Sonh ** (Markus & Manuel Mraz) Vienna - Austria
Shiki (Alois Trant) - Vienna - Austria
Alma * (Henrique Sa Pessoa) - Lisboa - Portugal
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