While it might seem like a kebab lover's dream to sample 450 different kind of kebabs under one roof, the arrival of the popular Indian franchise The Great Kabab Factory in Bangkok is no fantasy. This... Read More
While it might seem like a kebab lover's dream to sample 450 different kind of kebabs under one roof, the arrival of the popular Indian franchise The Great Kabab Factory in Bangkok is no fantasy. This well done spot in the Majestic Grand Hotel has a factory styled decor, with all the waiters in jumpsuits and the menus looking like a supervisor's checklist. Yet the food is anything but factory level, and is in fact far closer to epicurean. Every night there is a different set menu (no a la carte here and you can eat as much as you like) featuring a choice of either meat or vegetarian kebabs. The signature dish, the galouti kebab, is served every night, and well it should be, patties made of minced lamb with spices that resemble a fine foie gras and melt in your mouth. Also of note are the doranga paneer tikka kebabs, in which the paneer cheese cubes are stuffed with tomato sauce. Following the sumptuous servings of kebabs (all of which the waiters explain and then recommend which chutney to eat with them), one is then plied with chicken biryani, several types of dal, and a delicious dum ka gosht mutton curry. Four or five types of different desserts complete the gourmet meal, with some of the best homemade gulab jamun sweets you will ever find east of New Delhi. The GKF aims to cover all regions of Indian cooking with their variety of kebabs, and it looks like they have succeeded wildly on all fronts.
- Indian: "To get here take the BTS Skytrain to the Nana Station, walk west to Soi 2, and then left down the soi about 200 meters to the Majestic Grand Hotel. Note that the GKF is only open for dinner, not lunch."
- Best for Indian Because: For the best and most staggering array of kebabs you will find in Thailand, the Great Kabab Factory is number one.