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Michelin-starred Gaa chef Garima Arora says ‘So Long Langsuan’ at Spice Market restaurant

The first Indian woman to be awarded a Michelin star and Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019, Garima Arora from one-Michelin-starred Gaa restaurant is bidding farewell to the tree-lined Soi Langsuan with a two-nights-only culinary affair at Anantara Siam’s Spice Market restaurant, a stone’s throw away from her former boundary-pushing Indian restaurant.

Chef Garima and her culinary team will take over Spice Market restaurant on 25 and 26 September 2020 to offer her loyal fans an opportunity to delight in her “So Long Langsuan” set menu that showcases the beauty of modern Indian cuisine.

The farewell menu will feature twelve of her most famous dishes that meld traditional and forgotten Indian cooking techniques with local Thai ingredients, including frozen chicken liver pâté with longan; savoury betel leaf with duck vindaloo; Kerala “surf and turf” with caviar, koji bread and banana water; and the irresistible grilled baby corn. Her inventive and refreshing desserts include eggfruit ice cream with spiced nuts and jackfruit; and sweet paan leaf and betel leaf with chocolate and cardamom.


An alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu school in France, Chef Garima has worked alongside many world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay; René Redzepi; and Gaggan Anand. In 2018, at the age of 32, she became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star. In 2019, she was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at number 16 with the Highest New Entry award, and shortly after claimed its place at number 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at no. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list. Chef Garima is also the founder of Food Forward India, a not for profit initiative which aims at cataloguing of and reforming the narrative on the “cuisines of India.”

Chef Garima Arora will feature her “So Long Langsuan” menu at Spice Market at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on 25 and 26 September 2020, starting at 6.00pm. The dinner costs THB 3,800++ per person and optional wine and juice pairings are also on offer. Reservations are essential and can be made by contacting Anantara Siam on telephone 02 126 8866 ext 1232 or email spicemarket.asia@anantara.com.