Kisso

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Kisso Japanese Restaurant marks its 25th Anniversary as one of the most popular and awarded Japanese restaurants in Bangkok this year. Considering they provide promising quality of dining experience. I grabbed my chance to try out their well-known menu.

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The place seems to be casual for a Japanese lunch and the place not fully packed at my visit. As expected from hotel quality service, the staff are well-trained and their service are top-notched.

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Sumono Moriwase – Octopus, Hokkaido Scallops, boiled prawn, eel and mackerel in vinegar sauce.

Starting with appetizer with visually stunning and acidic aroma from aroma does enhance my appetite.

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Tempura Moriawase 

Tempura batter are light and crispy as good tempura should be. Taraba crab tempura are just lovely with sweetness of the crab and crispiness form tempura batter. Overall shrimp and vegetables are also amazing.

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Kurobuta steak

Juicy and succulent Kurobuta pork texture with well-round seasoning as variety of sauce to extend the possibility of flavor. Side dishes vegetables and fried garlic are also worth mentioning as their flavor harmonize with the main dish.

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Salmon Nigiri Sushi

Fresh and sweet salmon sushi. I just love how simple and amazing this menu always impress me every time.

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Spicy Salmon Gunkan (Salmon and avocado)

Added with spicy sauce with avocado to increase rigidity of sweet salmon.

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Aburi Hamachi and Kiwi fruit nigiri, red wine sauce (left) 

This menu makes me felt excited from curiosity when ordering. Combining Hamachi texture and sweetness with refreshing Kiwi and bold red wine sauce makes an incredible options for a exciting meal.

Salmon and Unagi Nigiri with Mentaiko Sauce (Right)

Large Sushi packed with bold flavor of Unagi and Mentaiko supported by Salmon sweetness.

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Saba, Hamachi and Maguro (Akami) Nigiri 

Overall fish texture are fresh and prepping quality are visually stunning with enjoyable flavor. The bill came out around 2,000 THB (approximately 60 USD) which seems like a reasonable price for the meal.

 

 

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Thonglor Nihon Ichiba

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Celebrating national holiday in Thailand with a cozy day. I’ve managed to visit newest Japan fish market in Thong Lor area around 11 AM which is a little bit early for the market to open. (Open for wholesale from 8 AM and individual customer from 12AM and closed on Tuesday) I’ve decided to grab a early lunch with a nearby Panini place, Panini Mafia.

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The menu ranges from Panini(Italian sandwich), Salad and Pasta. Panini price ranges from 160-210 THB. I’ve ordered Sausage Kra Pow with Mayo sauce since they’ve ran out of Spicy pesto sauce. It’s such a pity since I’m curious to try spicy Panini lol.

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Panini bread might seems stiff however, they are quite soft and satisfying. The bread provide airy & smooth texture combined with well-seasoned Italian sausage, fried eggs and Mayo sauce resulting in one of the most enjoyable experience.

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After finished with my meal, I’ve proceed to Nihon Ichiba which was starting to be packed with customer. Before shopping, customer have to start a membership of 200 THB which will be refunded to buy product inside the market. Presentation pattern of fruits remind me of some drawing similar to supermarket back in Japan with choices of Apple, Tomato, grapes, Melon, Peach and etc.

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Square watermelon for a luxurious experience.

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Fresh seafood zone provide impressive choices of seafood.

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With some consideration, I’ve managed to grab A4 Wagyu for a nostalgia meal.

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Oyster, Scallops and Sea Urchin.

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Fresh Wasabi (Nama Wasabi)

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Personally, I think this market is an interesting choice for Japanese ingredient shopping. The price are a little bit high yet reasonable and worth a visit if you wanna add a new color to your cooking experience.

Oranjii

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I have been collecting and painting Warhammer 40k for a long time. It’s a game of strategy miniatures which you control a army of human or aliens (Xenos). Finally discovered that there are a group of people playing in a cafe not too far from my area. Here’s some photos from my recent match. My army are Eldar by the way.

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The match took some reasonable time which cranks up my appetite then me and my friends went for a Yakiniku place close to the cafe. The place provide buffet range from 399, 499, 599 and 1199 THB net. We went for 599 THB range in order to try some different menus.

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They also provide choices of cooking instrument. Largest choices to choose as far as I know at the moment.

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Starting with Aburi beef Nigiri, tender beef texture with light sweet sauce topped with Tobiko. Overall are enjoyable except that the rice are slightly cold.

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Scallops Sushi are fresh and resulting in fresh sweetness. Similarly, rice are slightly cold as same as Beef Sushi.

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Wagyu texture are impressive for this price range. Still the texture are tender and enjoyable.

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Sweet Yakiniku sauce mixed with garlic and chili, beautiful and adds a lot of flavor.

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Salmon Sashimi, I’ve gotta say that this is the most impressive quality of Salmon Sashimi I have ever had in a buffet line. Fresh and tender with little Shoyu and it’ll blow you away.

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Fresh Scallops for Yakiniku. Good quality of Scallops, not a most suitable choice for Yakiniku because of heating though.

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Awabi Sushi, chewy in a good way, the sauce are sweet and enjoyable too.

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Ended my satisfying meal with Green tea ice cream.

Shabu-Q

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Craving for Shabu Shabu with side dishes of Tempura and Sashimi? Newest Shabu place in Thong Lor might have a answer to your wishes. But first, I have to work on my appetite under a beautiful sunny day in Bangkok.

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The place is located in Thong Lor 9 & 11 and used to be Kushikatsu Daruma(Kushikatsu brand from Osaka).

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I went for a buffet menu with variety of Shabu options including Tempura, Sashimi and choices of drinks.

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Vegetables and pork quality are higher than average comparing to other buffet competitors. I noticed limited options seems like a good decision for controlling quality of products. In this round, quality prevails.

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Salmon Sashimi are fresh and enjoyable.

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Made to order Tempura. This is the first time I tried Tomato Tempura (yeah, Tomato and you’re not hallucinating) Surprisingly, crispy batter with exploding Tomato juice are refreshing and so appetizing.  Shrimp, fish, mushroom and bell peppers are also a decent Tempura.

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Curry, Matcha and Wasabi salt for Tempura.

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Ended this lovely meal with Chocolate ice cream. I have to comment that the staffs are amazingly attentive with a combination of enthusiastic of Japanese restaurant and service of top tier restaurant. Would love to visit the place again 🙂

Hokkaido Soup Curry Shop

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As a former Hokkaido’s residence, sometimes nostalgia just randomly pop up with craving for authentic Hokkaido cuisine. Luckily, there are Soup curry shop in Bangkok which saves give ability to enjoy soup curry without traveling to Hokkaido 😀

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Soup curry is a type of Hokkaido curry soup and often served with variety of vegetables along side with toppings such as chicken leg, hamburg, sausage etc. The place claimed that they are the only restaurant in Bangkok that serve Soup curry which means they must be the best in Bangkok since there’s no other competitor lol (Atleast at the time I’m writing this review)

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Ordering process is quite straightforward. Choosing menu, soup, spicy level, rice and add topping as you wish. The owner are from Eniwa, Hokakido which is an area close to Sapporo which means I’m getting some authentic experience.

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I’ve ordered special soup curry (330 THB) with level 3 spicy level original soup. The aroma of soup curry is quite appetizing.  There are boiled egg, potato, carrot, eggplant, baby corn, lotus root, cabbage, broccoli, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, pumpkin, cabbage and chicken leg. Simply putting, they just throw nearly vegetables in the topping section into the bowl for and awesome healthy meal.

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Level 3 soup spiciness didn’t bring enough heat for me. Still the soup is well-seasoned and every vegetables are so fresh which reminds me of high quality Hokkaido locally available products.  The chicken is also tender and paired well with the soup.

They also provide vegan soup curry which I think it’s worth trying for Vegan since all the vegetables are delicious by themselves.

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A little portion of Salmon just to cease my Sashimi craving at Uomasa Thonglor 13.

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Eat Meats Fest

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EAT MEATS FEST is a food festival mainly focus on Japanese style beef, pork and chicken menu. I had an opportunity to attend on Friday 8th, June 2018 which is the first day of event with not so crowded situation. The festival will be held on 8-10 June 2018.

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The food price ranges from 15 THB to 499 THB. Starting with my first target, mountain roast beef don (199 THB) from Passion Orange. Serving with generous quantity of roast beef.

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Normally, they serve this menu with dark savory sauce in Japan as far as I can remember. This time, they serve the menu in stew sauce with a side of dark savory sauce. The beef texture are soft and not too chewy with a sweetness from stew flavor making the menu more vibrant. Pretty much a good deal for this price with this quantity of beef.

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Yakisoba meat roll from TAGOTO (100 THB). You can choose between beef or pork roll. I ordered beef and got 5 pieces of Yakisoba wrapped with beef. Beef gives juicy texture and Yakisoba brings flavors to the menu.

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The Chop

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Recently visited Helix zone in Emquartier which feels like a spiral tower full of cuisine path for me. The Chop offers all you can eat option for 399+ THB (427 THB net) in Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Drinks are not included. Choice varies from line buffet and cooked per order main course.

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Mozzarella sticks

Good amount of cheese. Not so melting though.

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Duck Confit

Interesting sauce flavor. Crispy skin could be tinker with a little bit more crispiness. Still a very satisfying plate.

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Fish & Chips

Crispy and not too oiliness. Well-balance flavor.

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Prime Angus Tenderloin (200 g)

Beautiful presentation. Juicy and succulent texture with balance seasoning. One of the most impressive Tenderloin I’ve ever had in Bangkok.

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Prime Angus Striploin & Ribeye (300 g)

Both steaks are impressive in both flavor and texture. Seems like they know how to cook a good steak. I’ll probably visit again when my crave for good steak appears.

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Line buffet

Tender pork ribs. Still, not to juicy and some sauce would make the plate better.

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Finished my meal with New York cheesecake, brownies and chocolate ice cream. In my opinion, the place did provided reasonable meal choice with quality food. Would love to visit this place again.