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Top Recommended Restaurant Bangkok: Gaggan

Having opened in 2010, it only took four short years for Gaggan Anand to bring his eponymous restaurant to global recognition. The restaurant made top 10 consecutively in the last 3 years on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and remains the only Indian restaurant to make it on the list.

So what will Gaggan be remembered for? Its gorgeous architecture, for one, is something to look back on. The two-storey colonial style building sports a good few floor-length window panes, giving curious pedestrians a glimpse into the restaurant’s interior. In the daytime, this serves the practical purpose of allowing plenty of natural light into the room, although the better view is arguably during nightfall – when warm lighting within the restaurant shines through the window panes, like a lantern giving the dim streets its glow.

Never one to disappoint, the exterior is not the only view Gaggan has to offer. The cooking process itself is possibly just as important as the completed dish, which is why gastronomes mostly prefer a dining experience at the chef’s table, the equivalent to a front row seat to a MasterChef live shoot. At Gaggan’s, however, there is the option to make your dining experience extra special. Just a level above the chef’s table, a recently opened dining space known as ‘The Lab’ can be found. Equipped with freeze dryers and the brain of a mastermind, this is where Anand experiments with his magic touch – bringing new life to ingredients with his ways in molecular gastronomy.

And his innovative dishes are just a little short of peculiar. That said, we give him credit for letting the average commoner ease into the hardly-normal affair, with his introductory dish being a pickled cherry soda, served in a test-tube thrust into a bucket of ice. A familiar enough flavour for one not to be too taken aback, yet with that extra little something that reminded us that this is nothing close to a visit to our everyday diner.

Next in line – a spiced yoghurt sphere – was also of similar nature.

Then came the surprises – combinations that never occurred to us – that we adored. No one could stop gushing about how the uncooked curry cookie was simply decadent, or how the spicy pork vindaloo had such robust and full-bodied flavour.

So what will Gaggan be remembered for? The answer is straightforward and has been there for all to see. Its mastermind, its mad scientist, its magician, and most of all, its chef. Anand. And no matter his future endeavours, we wish him the best of luck.

After all, it goes without saying, that wherever Anand is, there will be magic.

Rowan and Parsley, Johor Bahru


In love with wild herbs and spices in your food? Or are you, perhaps, just someone who loves a good hearty meal? Either way, Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s the place for you! Tucked within a light industrial estate along Jalan Kota, the “Plant to plate” concept restaurant is easily recognizable with its majestic, arch iron gates by the front. Step inside and you’ll be greeted by an enchanted garden filled with budding fruit trees and lush greenery comprising of edible herbs and flowers, and these goes right onto your plates!

Grown from a garden and served fresh on a plate, this is the concept of Rowan & Parsley in a 9,000 sq. ft. space. Having always enjoyed eating home grown ingredients flavoured with exotic herbs, co-owner Sam Soon, who was also a kampong boy from Pahang, took this as an inspiration and diligently spent almost two years building up the restaurant’s green sanctuary. With the wide variety of edible herbs and spices decorating the grounds along the peripheral fence and at the back of the restaurant, his devotion and care is undoubtable.

From wooden tables to a staircase made of wrought iron, the restaurant sports a modern set of furnishings and has been specifically designed with metal fixings to give it an industrial theme. The contemporary glass walls around the perimeters of the restaurant also gives a magnificent view of the outdoor garden, and we found ourselves basking in the natural sunlight that permeated through the walls, while being in the comfort of an air-conditioned area. As evening approaches, you can trace the constellations in the night sky and relax under the moonlight as you dine at their outdoor alfresco area.

Craving for both Japanese and Western food? We’ve got you covered! Known for their fusion food, their main course of Unagi Aglio Olio is perfect for pampering yourself. Served simple with al dente linguine and cooked-to-perfection unagi, the dish is garnished with edible mustard sprouts, holding an aromatic zest of spiciness from chilli flakes and garlic flavouring. A definite must try on our list!

If that hasn’t left your tummy feeling fully satisfied, their signature main course of Grilled Poulet will certainly not disappoint you! Who could resist a good ol’ tender grilled chicken thigh? What’s more, one that is drizzled in a savoury brown sauce, with a delectable aftertaste of fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken stock! Served with creamy mashed purple yam and sautéed vegetables, take a bite of them together if you are feeling adventurous, and indulge your taste buds with a yummy burst of flavours.


爱上了食物中狂野奔放的香草和香料味道?抑或,你纯粹是一个爱着用心料理的饕客?无论前者或后者,Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s 都能满足你!走进Jalan Kota一个轻型工业园区内,这一家实行“现摘现上碟”概念的餐厅,门前矗立着辨识度极高的宏伟拱形铁闸门。一脚踏入,你会发现自己身处一个迷人花园,里面竖立着含苞待放的果树,绿茵茵的绿化区内也种满了可以食用的香草和花朵,之后它们会以食物的姿态,呈现在你的餐碟上!

自家种植并现摘现上碟的餐饮概念,在Rowan & Parsley这一个9000平方尺大的地方应运而生。出身于彭亨乡下的老板之一Sam Soon,一直以来喜欢享用自家种植食材和异国香菜,他从这个体验中汲取灵感,花了近两年的时间埋头苦干,打造了这一家餐厅的绿化圣殿。在餐厅后花园,以及沿着餐厅周边围墙的地面上,众多可食用香草和香料的植物品种遍布满地,Sam Soon在这方便所倾注的用心确实无容置疑。


同时渴望西餐和日本料理?让我们来为你推荐!以混合创意料理闻名遐,他们的主菜Unagi Aglio Olio是你犒赏自己的完美选项。简单并富有弹性的意大利面搭配顶级鳗鱼料理,这道菜以可食用芥末芽作点缀,再加上辣椒片和大蒜的完美衬托,令热情风味满溢,是一道必尝的佳肴!


Top Recommended Fine-Dining Restaurant: Savelberg, Bangkok

Comfort, quality and luxury. Few food establishments can boast to have achieved excellence in these key areas when it comes to the art of fine dining.

Savelberg Bangkok is one such restaurant.

Hank Savelberg has run and supported four Michelin-starred restaurants in Netherlands over the past thirty years, and the Dutch chef has now brought premium cuisine, for the first time ever, to Thailand.

As you step into the French fine-dining concept on Wireless Road in Ploenchit, you find yourself greeted by the modern and vibrant décor, with a theme of orange and white setting an atmosphere of positivity and warmth. Settle in to the sounds of melodious tunes playing in the background, as well as the faint tinkering from the part-open kitchen within your view.

In Savelberg, all guests are provided the opportunity to witness gourmet chefs meticulously preparing their food in the most enticing and professional manner.


The key experience, then, is in the sampling of these luxury food. Ranging from succulent premium beef to the tender white meat of monkfish, prepare to savour well-designed meals that appeal to both your eyes and taste buds. Settle for the recommended set course meals or select your favourites from their full menu. Couple your meal with exquisite French wine, as you pick from a wide selection of Old and New World imports, or allow professional staff to provide recommendations.

Savelberg Bangkok provides not just quality food, but a comfortable and luxurious dining experience for all their customers.



Sivatel, Bangkok

Booked your tickets for a weekend getaway but unsure of where to stay? Or there are too many hotels in Bangkok that you are spoilt for choices? In the district of Patumwan off the amazingly vibrant city, Sivatel Bangkok is the perfect place!

Families can have the ample space in the suites room with the children running around, couples can take a dip in the infinity pool that overlooks the lively streets at night and friends can bask themselves at the spa after a long day of shopping.

If you are too lazy to go out, you can always taste authentic Thai food at the first floor of the hotel! The best thing about the hotel is that they had been running on a green approach in terms of the environment and the hollistic approach towards their guests! That means, an environmental friendly hotel! Yay!

Located about 5 minutes walk away from Phloenchit BTS Skytrain Station, you can get to anywhere of the city with ease! Not only that but you can also reach Central World Plaza and Pratunam Market by foot while you view the famous artefacts in the nearby Suan Pakkard Palace Museum!

Sivatel Bangkok, who had just celebrated its 5th year anniversary, pledge to continue offering outstanding service to their customers together with their team of dedicated staffs. This one of a kind green approach lifestyle hotel is definitely worth to be next on your bucket list!

The Capital, Bangkok

Decadent, mouth-watering food coupled with a cosy, classic décor tastefully remodelled after one of the most iconic American settings of all time.

That is what The Capital by Water Library is.

A rare find in the busy business district of Bangkok, it isn’t a place for just anyone to enter and revel in.

Located in the 3/F Empire Tower, nearby to the Chong Nonsi BTS station, this grill and bar restaurant raises the standards of local restaurants to new heights.

With décor uniquely inspired by the American banks of the early nineteenth century, its stunning, grand interior promises to take your breath away.

The grill and bar restaurant has revamped its menu to incorporate a greater variety of succulent dishes, with Italian-influenced flavours. Prices are marked affordably, without compromising on quality.

Using age-old traditional cooking methods with minimal seasoning to produce original tastes, the Capital displays its dedication towards serving only the best quality food.

The restaurant’s speciality grilled dishes include their spectacular meat grilled on a unique blend of Japanese Binchotan white charcoal and U.S. Hickory wood. This cooking method is executed to achieve the best temperature and finest flavour.

Regardless of any meat used, from the German Simmentaler Rib-Eye to the local organic pork chop, there is a clear emphasis on top-notch produce to satisfy customers.

For those adventurous foodies looking for other must-try dishes, go for the pasta dishes such as the fresh Maine lobster pasta and blue swimmer crab served with homemade tagliolini. They pack a formidable punch, leaving you clambering back for more.

Not forgetting the full bar service, the restaurant proffers an enviable list of wine, beer and signature cocktails carefully crafted to complement the vintage American setting.