The Epicurean Express: Gaggan’s Alchemist’s Cake
Last month, fresh from his eponymous restaurant in Bangkok, award-winning chef Gaggan Anand showcased his contemporary Indian dishes during a three-night pop-up at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Chef Anand is best known for fusing modern cooking technique with traditional cuisine to deliver a novel approach to flavour.
In the video below, the chef demonstrates how to make his rendition of dhokla, a traditional vegetarian snack in India, with a bit of a modern twist. The result is a tantalising lentil flour cake with curry leaves, mustard seeds, dates and coconut ice cream, which packs a wonderful cascade of intense flavours and textures in only one spoonful.
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Videography by Tyrone Wu