Chef Spotlight | Thailand

I’m currently planning a trip to SE Asia and while I try to maintain a certain level of flexibility on a trip, I thoroughly research and plan out my meals. Food is such an important part of a culture and if I’m flying halfway around the world I want to be sure I’m not missing out on something that could be an incredibly memorable experience. Gaggan is definitely one of those experiences. Ranked No. 10 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, this Bangkok-based restaurant serves innovative Indian-inspired cuisine. Chef Anand Gaggan opened his restaurant in a colonial house in 2010 and has continued to push the culinary boundaries ever since. Of the 27 courses served, one appetizer appears to be wrapped in plastic holding a blend of nuts and spices which is actually meant to be eaten in one bite (the ‘plastic’ is edible) and a playful take on the convenience store’s Magnum ice cream.

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