Botejyu

As Bangkok weather progress to be hot on a sunny day as usual. My cravings for Kansai food with Teppan(Pan) skills are increasing which is a good opportunity to try out Botejyu located in Nihonmachi around Prom Phong area.

Immerse with a compact history of Botejyu to crank up some appetite.

Mixed Yakisoba with extra scallops topping – Well-balanced portion of sauce and Soba. A little crispy pork with fresh shrimp and squid. Scallops are a little too tiny though.

Ultimate Pork Okonomiyaki – A mixed of variety of pork. Satisfying texture with well executed seasoning.

Jumbo Takoyaki Sauce & Mayonaise – A jumbo size Takoyaki as claimed. Texture are fluffy and satisfying with generous amount of fresh Tako inside.

Ciao Pizza

Italian cuisine are easy to spot in Bangkok however, exceptional one are rare in my opinion. I got an advice from my friend to choose any menu I would like to try and I would not be disappointed. That is a bold statement which excites me to try out their dish.

From my observation, the staff are attentive and they align dish to come out in order, not at once which gave us a balance timing and I am greatly appreciated in their effort.

Chef’s Special on a black board

Starting with bread stick with olive oil, crispy texture as a fine way to start a meal.

Followed with Spaghetti Carbonara All’Italiana [R] – Bacon, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese , egg yolk and black pepper [No cream]

Carbonara are expected to be cheesy around Thailand. This one came with a sourness twist which make every bites enjoyable and you just ended up with a empty plate within a blink.

Lasagna Romagnola [R] Homemade pork Lasagna, slightly sliced

Smooth and enjoyable Lasagna, I could imagine myself having this menu again in a distant future.

Ossobucco Alla Mamma – Wine slow cooked veal Ossobucco with Spinach spatzle

The looks might be deceiving could be the perfect description for this menu. Veal Ossobucco are cooked to the perfect tenderness with fluffy Spinach spatzle enhancing the flavor.

Tarfuto E Mortadella Al Grana Padano – Truffle, mortadella, Champignons, Stracciatella, Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese

This pizza is packed with gorgeous toppings which gives you waves of full flavor. A little bit too much salty for my taste though.

SARATH N. CHOCOLATIER

Coffee specialist have been popping up like crazy in Bangkok. As a Choco Devil, I have been waiting for a Cocoa specialist place for some time and my wish seems to becoming real recently. Sarath have been opening since last year and I have been visiting to check their development which seems rewarding every time.

The place is quite small with less than 10 seats for a cafe. Still, it makes staff and customers closer and easier to learn more about origin of their cocoa which is originated from southern part of Thailand. Giving stories and origins of cocoa for better experience.

Orange infused drinking water

I have visited around Easter season and they have some special menu of egg shaped chocolate that I found amusing with Bon Bons and other cocoa products.

Their special menu at that moment are Bird’s nest [185 THB] which is Hot chocolate served with egg shaped chocolate embedded with caramel and orange sauce with bird nest shaped chocolate. Starting by crack open the egg then mix the caramel with your hot chocolate. In case the intensity is not quite enough, add bird shaped chocolate to your liking.

The taste of chocolate are just insanely good, Balance cocoa blend and not too bitter flavor with a touch of orange to spice up your experience. I would personally say that this one could be compared to hot chocolate drink I have had in Zurich which is amazingly good already.

Cali Mex Sukhumvit 11

Cali Mex is a Californian Style Mexican cuisine restaurant which currently have 3 branches reside in Bangkok from Sukhumvit to Sathorn area serving Mexican food cravings of local and expats in Bangkok. The ambiance are quite lively as you could see street of Sukhumvit area which is perfect for my Sunday brunch.

Starting off as the waiters are friendly and fluently recommend their best-seller menu with suitable cocktails with the food. Ordered Magarita and Hot Mamacita.

Hot Mamacita – Olmeca Blanco, Fresh muddle Jalapenos, Basil, Fresh Lime, Agave.

Turn on the heat with Fresh muddle Jalapenos. I personally like the idea the the drink is spicy, salty and playful at the same time.

Nachos with Chipotle pulled pork.

Generous quantity of Guacamole. Extremely suitable for appetizing groups.

Jin Kun in action!
Cali wings with Smokey BBQ sauce

These wings are pretty tasty and juicy. Just wish it is a little bit more spicy though.

Quesadillas with Angus Steak

Generous toppings from Guacamole to fresh greens and Salsa. Tortillas are cooked properly with balance fillings.

The Moon under Water

Bangkok is a huge blending pot of various culture and cuisine from all around the world. I had just recently tried Jamaican and Ethiopian food which are so exotic and exciting. I love to try out food from different places just to have a sneak peak before traveling to each country in order to better prepare myself. Russia cuisine has been elusive in Bangkok for a while. I finally rush to try out Russian food as soon as I have acknowledged recently opened in Phrakanong area.

Located on second floor. The ambiance are quite lovely are perfect for spending slow a quiet afternoon.

Prop corner with Russian style hat to try out.

The menu are quite compact with main menu and special menu on Chalk board. I ordered A Taste of beet and Pelmeni with a complimentary Rye bread.

A Taste of Beets – Russian Borscht soup – chicken and pork base soup

Beetroot soup are well-known cuisine among Russian food. The base of soup contains chicken and pork base which plays a huge role in flavor. Beetroot, carrot and potatoes are fresh and provide insanely good vibe for the soup with playful sourness. Perfect appetizing menu!

Rye bread with mustard – Amazing texture and perfect with Beetroot soup
Pelmeni – Hand knead dumplings with Pork & Beef

Boiled dumplings usually contains thicker skins in order to prevent dumplings from popping in boiling process. The thickness of this dumplings are appropriate with juicy flavorful fillings.

Medici

Medici is one of the fine dining restaurant in my list from Tatler event. with Neo Industrial decorations. First impression the hotel muse gave you a calm and vibrant feeling. The scent of hotel are quite strong and unique compare to others hotel in Bangkok. I personally like the vibe of tranquility and stylish vibrant at a moderate degree.

Visited in lunch period which they serves 2-courses or 3-courses lunch set from appetizer, main course and desserts. Starting off with complimentary bread serves with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Complimentary bread basket – Also tiny tomato hiding in the bread too :3

Followed by Local mud crab & Tomato Cannelloni – Sturgeon Caviar, Avocado mousse and Fried Lasagna. Fried Lasagna is actually a menu they provide in exclusively in catering menu that I got a chance to tried and love it! They prepare the meal per request so make sure you request for it before appointment to avoid disappointment.

Fried Lasagna – Profiterole, Parmesan Panna cotta, Sun dried tomato, balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce.

I had mistaken thought that the cheese would be coarse in my first encounter which turns out that this Lasagna could be so amazing in alternative form as the cheese are smooth and enjoyable with sourness and sweetness from other components.

Local mud crab & Tomato Cannelloni – Sturgeon Caviar, Avocado mousse
The harmony of this plate are just perfectly executed as fantastic and colorful way to start a meal.
Happy pig in the garden & Stuffed Chicken Breast
Happy pig in the garden – Joe Sloane’s pork tenderloin, grilled pork belly, cumin jus

Grilled pork belly are perfectly executed with a little sear on top to give a touch of crispiness followed by juicy texture of inner part. Tenderloin, baby potato and cumin jus are good. however, the best thing in the plate is still that Grilled pork belly. Probably the best aspect of the meal.

Stuffed chicken breast – Chicken leg confit. foie gras ravioli, truffle cream

Chicken breast are wrapped with bacon and the size is fillings and tender for a breast. Ravioli are delicate but the fillings are still a bit lacking of flavor.

Chocolate Brownie – brownie, roasted white chocolate.

There is a playful detail in this dessert that they included popping components in the chocolate so your desserts will end with a real popping which is quite fun for me. The chocolate are well balanced between bitterness and sweetness.

Tiramisu – fantastic cream texture

EAT MEATS FEST 2

Eat Meats fest is back in Bangkok for 3 days. You can trace back to my dairy in previous year. The event still retain their 3 days period as last year which I feels like it makes the event special apart from 7+ days event.

There have been developments from last year. Firstly, there is a event of live cooking and lottery picking for 15 winners for a limited exclusive menu made by well-known chefs. Fortunately, I did won the lottery and got a chance to share this special experience first handed to all of you.

【 Nikuyama x Mahasarn 】 Exclusive Menu Shewha Wagyu Don

Nikuyama as Beef Omakase provided A3 Wagyu with moderate fatness combine with Mahasarn Gyu tan and fish sauce pickled egg as Thai-Japanese combination menu.

The visual of menu might looks at normal at first. However, as you start breaking egg yolk and combine with rice, beef and Gyu tan, The texture of egg are precisely delicious prepared combining with soft & tender Wagyu and Gyu tan. This is the kind of enjoyable fulfilling meal till last bite. Honestly, I would grab my chance next time I had a chance to eat this again for sure haha.

YAKINIKU KIRABI [300 THB] – Sirloin Wagyu Sushi with Ikura, Tobiko, Wasabi and Yamaowasabi.

Every aspect of Beef texture are prepped as you ordered so the temperature are perfect. Topping up with fresh Ikura and spiciness from Wasabi and Yamaowasabi are just elevate it to the higher level.

RANICHI Jo Tan [100 THB] – This menu does not even appear in the website. But, I seriously love that they asked you how large you want a piece of you Gyu Tan to be prepared. Turns out that the large size is so soft and enjoyable.

Hokkaido Curry [200 THB] – Roast beef curry – Delicious curry rice with beautiful marble roast beef texture.

SHOUTAIAN melt in your mouth Hamburg [260 THB] – Aroma of the hamburg are just insane. This one is actually melt in your mouth supported by sourness from the sauce. The hamburg just disappear in an instant.

Masturi Takoyaki [100 THB] – More on the creamy Takoyaki type opposite to crunchy side like Gindaco. Generous Tako fillings.

Hakodate softcream [50 THB] Milk and Matcha softcream – Good taste but melted too soon under Bangkok weather.