Garima Arora was born and raised in Mumbai, as a child, Garima Arora loved standing beside her father as he cooked in the kitchen. He would use different recipes and ingredients that were brought back from his overseas travels.
She left for France to attend a renowned cooking school in Paris. She worked with Chef Gaggan Anand, Gordon Ramsay and René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen before opening her own restaurant. Then, in 2018, Arora became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32.
Gaa experience as a marriage between tradition and modernity
Restaurant Gaa is a Modern Indian fine dining restaurant situated in a traditional Thai house in the heart of Bangkok. The Gaa experience is a marriage between tradition and modernity where the world of exciting contemporary Indian flavours meets with a beautiful setting of renovated baan ruen thai.
New facet of Indian food culture
At Restaurant Gaa, Garina is focused on creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience which showcases the modern relevance of Indian cooking techniques, to bring to the clients the cuisines of India as we in the kitchen enjoy them the most. Moreover, the menu changes every 3 months. Consequently, very season we highlight a new facet of Indian food culture for the clients to experience and enjoy.
Today her mission is to rediscover and reform the narrative on Indian food through her cooking and her not-for-profit initiative, Food Forward India.
“I don’t think anybody knows what real Indian food is, even I don’t, we have five different seasons, we have different terroirs, different cultural influences, which I think are great for cooks like me who can freely pick up from within the geographical boundaries of what India is today and come up with things that are surprising, unique and fun even to other cooks.”
Instagram: @arorgarima @restaurant_gaa
Restaurant web site: https://www.gaabkk.com/
Restaurant address: 46 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand