Asia's best restaurant has a frustratingly confusing menu of only 22 emojis

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2017%2f01%2f06%2f7c%2f201701054813131540 10154169508816532 23854660254599.80ebfBy Yvette Tan2017-02-24 09:05:29 UTC

Gaggan is a posh restaurant that's been crowned Asia's best for the third year in a row.

So imagine going there and having to order off an all-emoji menu

Gaggan's menu is a minimalist one-pager of just 22 emojis, each representing one dish. 

The emojis provide a clue as to what each dish is, although if you ask us, it's still some pretty tough guesswork.


Image: live from a lounge

However, some of the dishes look pretty true to their emoji counterparts.

Take for example the first course, "Kiss Me", which is represented by a kissing emoji.


Image: live from a lounge

According to Live from a Lounge, this course was made out of Yuzu Jelly and Litchi, served in a betel leaf.

At the end of the meal, diners are presented with a version of the menu that reveals the names of the dishes.


Image: live from a lounge

But of course, even emojis get old.

Gaggan had earlier last month unveiled a new 25-course emoji menu on its Instagram page (where else?) — so diners can look forward to cracking the new code.

The eponymous restaurant is helmed by Chef Gaggan Anand, who has described his as  "progressive Indian cuisine."

And it's not just the menu that's creative, the food at Gaggan looks pretty damn good too.


Image: gaggan

Some of Chef Gaggan's creations include dishes such as Indian sushi and an edible "plastic" bag of nuts made with translucent rice paper.

Editors of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants called the dishes "boundary-pushing" and described the restaurant as a place "where fun dining is taken to a new level."

Topics: emojis, fine-dining, gaggan, , Food, thailand


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