Bangkok's Gaggan Uses Icons to Represent Its Food Items

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 3, 2017
References: eatatgaggan & hellogiggles
Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand that describes itself as a provider of "progressive Indian cuisine," showcasing fresh seasonal ingredients and popular street food items.

This restaurant features a tasting menu that's comprised of just 22 emojis. While this list might seem somewhat cryptic, everything makes sense when a meal appears before the eyes of diners. For instance, an eggplant emoji represents the Gaggan's 'Eggplant Cookie,' while the crab icon is used to describe the restaurant's 'Crab Curry & Coconut Rice.' Some of the emojis used are more abstract, but the surprise factor only adds excitement to the eating experience.

According go the World's 50 Best list, Gaggan is Asia's best restaurant, so it shouldn't matter too much if a patron doesn't know exactly what they're getting from the emoji menu—each dish presents a new and exciting culinary adventure.