Rising Yakiniku

It’s a new year season which means celebration and party festival are just around the corner. My memory of new year always filled with lots of memorable conversation with good cuisine and beverages. I went to a premium Yakiniku restaurant with a groups of friends from my high school. I would like to give my appreciation for all followers of my blog and hope you have a wonderful and healthy year in 2019 🙂

Pricing are ranges from 599, 1199 and 1499 THB for buffet style and that doesn’t include drinks, Vat and service charge. We went for 1499 THB since we would like to know what luxurious items the place has to offer.

Preparing for the meal with Thai style Yakiniku sauce by adding lime, chili and crunched garlic.

Starting off with premium Premium Beef Tongue. Came in shape similar to famous Sendai Beef Tongue and taste insanely good with salt and little pinch of lime. Make sure you don’t overcook it.

Seasonal Japanese Scallops – Impressive size of scallops. Not the fresh like from the sea but still a good and satisfying quality for the price.

Wagyu Rib Loin – Balance amount of Wagyu goodness with a decent softness.

Taraba Crab – Since Thailand doesn’t have a cool sea environment, Taraba are surely rare and often frozen. The texture are still sweet and good though just don’t expect crazy fresh quality like from a fish market.

Wagyu Karubi – Karubi are often seen as special menu in wide variety of Yakiniku place due to its softness texture. Good Karubi texture but, still some piece are too slim.

Premium Wagyu Loin – Beautiful marble texture. The texture are moderately soft and enjoyable.

Seasonal Japanese fresh Oyster – I haven’t tried this menu. My friends like it so much they go for 2nd round though.

Ended this satisfying meal with Matcha ice cream. Personally, I think this is one of a top place to enjoy good Wagyu/Seafood with controlled budget. Good and fast service and perfect for when Wagyu craving kick in.

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Barcelona Gaudi

Spanish food holds a special style of Tapas by serving variety of mouth-watering cuisine in small portion thus giving me a chance to try more types of food. Let’s explore Catalan cuisine at Barcelona Gaudi located in Asoke area near Terminal 21 which is the heart of one of Bangkok business area. 

Bomba – Potatoes, minced pork, onion, allioli & romesco sauce 

Crispy, fragrant and satisfying croquette.

Gambes A L’ALLET – Prawns with garlic & chili in extra virgin olive oil 

Full of flavor prawn with a little touch of spiciness chili thus providing a satisfying appetizing feeling. 

Andalusa – Fried squid 

Simple fried squid with light and crispy batter with a touch of lemon, Just simply good. 

Braves – Fried Potatoes & Sauces 

Not too oily with perfect feeling of crispiness. 

Valencia Paelles – Traditional: prawn, squid, chicken, pork, mussel

I couldn’t try Spanish food without trying Paelles. The texture reside on the juicy side with fresh and aromatic sides. 

Vedella – New Zealand organic beef with Parmesan cheese 

The texture of beef are somehow little chewy. The flavor are salty with a pinch of Parmesan and butter. 

Sala Rattanakosin

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Sala Rattanakosin is a hotel with a majestic view of Arun Temple which translates to Temple of Dawn in Thai language. The view are just amazing. My group has tried simple Thai food from Laab Ped (Spicy minced duck meat salad), fried spring rolls, Tom Kah Kai (White curry with chicken) and french fries just to add the crunchiness.

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The food came out as spicy enough for local and not too spicy for tourist.

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Chanthaburi

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Just traveled to Chanthaburi for a vacation. My group stayed in Cabin Creek Home stay with a convenient location next to a creek as the name suggest. I would recommend this place for a lazy vacation day in nature surroundings.

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Watkhaobanchob are located close to Cabin creek and the place is close to Pratoosawan which translates literally to “Heaven’s Gate” The place is just amazing for a slow and relaxing walk in nature.

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Ended my trip with Buffet style seafood. Shrimp, Crab and Fried Sea bass are just fresh and taste amazing.

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PARADAi

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Bangkok Phra Nakorn area consists of numerous hidden gems of interesting places. As above photos suggest, I’ve just visited National museum next to Thammasat University. I would personally recommend 2-3 hours for a visit for an enjoyable strolling.

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Then my group went to a recently opened chocolate specialist place called “Paradai”. The name are originated from a supplier of Cocoa in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern part of Thailand. The word means family and harmony in Thai language and it also rhyme with Paradise in English as the staff informed me.

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Paradai open from 9:00-18:00 and close on Tuesday. Three months old as the day I visited. Some system are still balancing however, I’m certain that the quality of Cocoa is worth waiting.

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Variety of Bon bons, chocolate truffles pricing from 35 THB – 50 THB. Chocolate bar with 58% Milk Chocolate and 75% Dark chocolate with 250 THB price.

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I have ordered nearly all Bon Bons they could provide that day with a cup of Marshmallow Hot Chocolate and a guest star “Jin-Kun” from Hokkaido >_< Hot chocolate with generous amount of cocoa is one of the best way to start my exciting day. The taste are not too bitter or too sweet.

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Sainumpueng orange cream cheese – Sweet & Sour Sainumpueng orange with creamy cheese flavor just to kick start my appetite.

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Chompooparn (Raspberry & Roselle) – Moderate amount of acidity and sourness with decent amount of cocoa.

(Nilratt) Matcha & Sencha – Not insanely sweet like majority of matcha products in Thailand with decent of of Tea aroma.

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Surakarni (Thai milk tea) – Perfect combination of Thai milk tea with balance sweetness and aroma of milk tea with enjoyable cocoa.

Wiroon Hok (Galangal & Yuzu) – My friends clearly doesn’t like this one since Yuzu and Galagal are not a familiar choice for sweet in Thailand. I personally like Yuzu in sweet recipe since it could brings out insane amount of goodness from boring sweet aspect by adding fresh acidic aroma. Personally recommend this for more adventurous flavor. Galangal also have some warm aspect and I would love to see more of these colorful flavor in the future.

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Hanuman (Hazelnut & Malibu) – Alcohol aroma with bitterness from cocoa and crunchy texture from Hazelnut.

Sahassadejd (Salted caramel) – Sweet and salty with melty chocolate texture. This one does rise as one of my friends favorite.

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Patom Organic Living

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Recently stumbled upon an interesting organic cafe with distinct Glasshouse structure in a garden in Sukhumvit area. With some curiosity, I’ve entered the place to further explore the cafe.

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The main cafe located in the glasshouse consists of organic bakery, Thai dessert, Thai food in Pinto(little food container with distinct silver color) and organic products which percentages of sales are donated in developing provinces in Nakhonpatom area.

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I’ve went for a Kanomthuay 10THB/piece  (consisted of coconut milk, loaf sugar and flour). Having quality dessert with greenery scenery is one of the best way to energize  and relax myself in weekend.

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The cafe also consisted of outdoor garden to enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. Gotta say that the outdoor garden are one of the most impressive place I’ve visited.

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First time I’ve seen a colorful cactus, so beautiful.

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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.