By Zoe Bowker
The no.1 restaurant in Asia’s Emoji menu is full of culinary surprises.
68/1 Soi Langsuan
Let’s just say it’s Asia’s no.1 restaurant three years running for a reason. Gaggan’s innovative Emoji menu will take you on a freewheeling journey of small bites, with only a list of emojis to navigate by. Set in a beautifully restored villa that feels a world away from the craziness of Bangkok, Gaggan impresses not only with its food but its service.
Sommelier Vladimir will steer you right with a top drop (though there’s plenty of Kumeu River Chardonnay on offer if you want something close to home) and those who miss Ponsonby’s Thai Me Up might spot a familiar face with its ex-owner Zack providing plenty of laughs at the table.
If you want to be close to the action, request a table by the kitchen window or go a step further and dine upstairs at the new ‘lab’ where the food will be whipped up right in front of you. Ensure you book well in advance to secure a table.