Wraptor

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Wraptor is a recently opened Mexican restaurant around Aree area of Bangkok which promotes using honey in Mexican food. Getting there is not difficult but a bit tricky since you got to cross the road with high intensity of cars all around. Way to pump those adrenaline before trying new stuff.

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The place is full of natural light which is not ideal for a late lunch in Bangkok with excessive amount of sunlight around. Staying there around 2-3 pm is just way too hot for my experience which air conditioner does not help much.

[18/04/2018] The place informed me that they have improved air condition situation. I will observe this statement next time I visit the place.

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Wraptor specialize in wrap as the name clearly suggest. Unfortunately, I’m not in a mood for wrap and decided to go with some alternative choice.

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The secret of this place is NES classic edition and Famicom mini in a secret corner just to bring you back to 8 bit world while waiting for the food.

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Mexican Honey Beef Steak with green Salad

Serving portion seems to be decent. Adding honey brings sweetness with a balance level of sweetness intensity contrary to sugar. The texture of steak are good but, a little bit chewy. Salads and tortilla are standard.

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Say Cheese! (Pork)

My friend ordered this because of her cheese cravings. The cheese are well-melted with spice and seasoning. The texture are enjoyable and not too oily. This prove that simple meal could be satisfying and looks could be deceiving. This menu just became my favorite choice when my next cheese craving comes up.

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They also have honey in the store in case you’re interested.

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Extremely fresh shrimp cooking

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Coincidentally stumbled upon fisherman village and found a batch of fresh shrimp with reasonable price. My family decided to cook simple Thai food for a dinner.

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Yummy garlic & butter shrimp. Finger licking good I assure you 😛

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[Tom Yum Koong, Stir fried morning glory and garlic & butter shrimp] Since the shrimp are so fresh. Sweetness from shrimp is just amazing topped with spicy seafood sauce and Tom Yum (sour & spicy soup) to bring some color to your taste bud.

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Rodfai Seafood

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It’s summer in Thailand and I’m going to enjoy my vacation at the beach Woo hoo! Photos are taken from Wan Vayla, Hua Hin (2-3 hours drive from Bangkok) with more than sufficient sunlight in the photos. Jumping into the pool to avoid heat is one of the best feeling ever >_<

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ROD FAI seafood is a restaurant located in Hua Hin walking street. They also provide English menu and could communicate in English. The staff are friendly too.

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My main target is lobster and here we go!

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Garlic & Butter grilled Lobster – The aroma are jsut amazing. lobster texture are fresh and little bit chewy. Seasoning are well balance. I just wish they gave more butter sauce to have with a rice.

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Pad Cha Scallops – The size and texture of scallops are good. However, the seasoning are lacking which leads to some bland taste which could be more spicy. Quite disappointing.

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Grilled shrimp – Overcooked and the texture was too dry. Moreover, shrimp oil in the head are all gone T_T

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Omelette – Oily in texture. this plate pass the standard. Nothing more than that.

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Krua Kriang Nam

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“Krua Kriang Nam” literally means Kitchen by the river in Thai language. The place clearly demonstrates river side ambiance with breeze near the Chaophraya river with some boat sailing around as an alternative choice of traveling in Thailand.

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Stir fried Coconut shoot with shrimp and Thai Chili

Coconut shoot provide firm texture which supported by spiciness from chili and sweetness shrimp. Making a great combination with rice to relief spiciness.

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Small Crab Somtum (Thai spicy papaya salad)

Somtum is an all-around dish with spiciness from chili, sourness from lime, saltiness from fish fermented sauce and sweetness. This dish exhibits how enjoyable Somtum should be.

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Grilled River Shrimp

This is one of me personal favorite. The texture of shrimp are so firm and sweet. Topped with spicy seafood sauce. Then mix the shrimp oil from the head with rice and enjoy one of the most simple and delicious menu Chaopraya river could offer.

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Fried frog legs

Pretty sure this menu might excite and freak some people out at the same time. I gotta admit that used to have the same feeling too. Then I tried one haha. The skin part are so crispy and the leg part have such high similarity to chicken firmness.

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Nowhere BKK

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Nowhere [n.] /ˈnoʊwər/ or /ˈnaʊhɪə/

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Every once in a while, I discover new place with lots of exotic view and fresh inspiration. For this week, Nowhere is the place that I fell in love at first glance. The decoration are spot on with infinite stairs that defines “journey” as a fundamental part of life.

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I arrived around 5 pm. Natural light at that moment gave out some warm and tranquility feeling. On contrary to the location in Ekkamai which is one of the most busiest area in Bangkok, the place are perfect for hanging out after a long day.

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Outdoor tables with rooftop views on Ekkamai area.

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Let’s get started with some amazing cuisine Nowhere has to offer.

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Watermelon Salad – Inspired by Thai traditional “Tang Mo Pla Haeng” Tossed watermelons served with fresh baby spinach, topped with Feta cheese and Bonito flakes, and seasoned with Sumac vinaigrette to convey Umami flavor.  

Watermelon packs a fresh and cool punch with crunchy texture supported with mild Feta cheese flavor and distinct flavored bonito flakes. Fresh baby spinach and Sumac vinaigrette also packs balanced flavor and brings harmony to the dish.

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Tumeric chicken – Marinated chicken wings served with deep-fried tumeric, & herbs and spicy apple salad (Twisted from famous fried chicken at pattaya beach)

At first I thought that the chicken would be dry & crispy like most of Tumeric chicken in Thailand. The texture seems to be more like buffalo wings. Seasoning are so well-developed with sweet, mild spicy and a little bit of sour. One of the best Tumeric chicken I ever had.

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Fried Sardinella – Served with Yuzu Togarashi, horseradish mayo and lemon. 

First time trying fried Sardinella. The fish could be eaten whole without and small bones at all. Texture are kind of crispy with a twist of lemon and mayo defines as most suitable for drinking snack.

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Japanese Carnitas Pizza – Japanese pork Canitas, asparagus, miso tomato sauce, leek, garlic, mozzarella and parmesan. Carnitas: Mexican braised pork in hot water until tender

Twist of Mexican and Japanese food, now that’s one exciting choice. Pizza texture located on thick and soft area. Carnitas texture are just melt in my mouth with mildly sweetness flavor. Added with creamy cheesy texture. It’s one of the pizza I couldn’t have enough.

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A mess of Nowhere – Meringue with dark chocolate and rum sauce served with yogurt cream and fresh strawberries. (Inspired by Eton Mess, a classic English dessert invented around 1920s at Eton College,UK)

I would say this is a “Hot mess” in positive way. Dark chocolate are partly bitter and sweet in the perfect harmony. Meringue are not too dry and compliments with melty chocolate and distinct kick from rum with sour & sweetness from strawberries.

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GISMO

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GISMO is a casual all comfortable all-day eatery. The restaurant is located at Sukhumvit 39 Boulevard in the heart of fierce competition of gourmet business in Sukhumvit area. Restaurant’s ambiance are relaxing with lots of greenery the place is not crazy close to each other like some restaurant nowadays.

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Similar as amazing decoration, staffs were well-trained and very informative as expected from top notch restaurant.

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Since I’m here for some business. I ordered a light lunch BBQ chicken thigh and Fettucine Salmon Cream Gogonzola.

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BBQ chicken thigh – Tomato salsa, slaw & sesame 

Chicken are well seasoned and not too sweet as some BBQ sauce. The texture are still crispy and boneless. Tomato salsa are so fresh and green apple salad packs such an acidity.  This was a well-balanced menu for an appetizer.

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Fettucine Salmon Cream Gogonzola – Seasonal mushroom, baked tomato, dill leaf & fume Gogonzola cream sauce

The texture of Fettucine are just perfect. Gogonzola cream are not too thick and salty. Still, salmon texture are little bit too dry for my taste.

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Clean and well-decorated restrooms.

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Arabesque

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Personally I have not been to Egypt, still an idea of Egyptian food did excited me. My friend found a place for Egyptian cuisine in Nana which I gladly make an appointment for a new experience in my cuisine journey.

Note: I have never tried authentic Egyptian food therefore, I’ll write my review based on my limited personal experience. Since I am not familiar with Egyptian food. Any suggestion or advice are greatly appreciated.  

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I have arrived around 3 pm on Sunday. The place are filled with foreigners with some available table outdoor. Luckily, it is not extremely hot in Bangkok that day.

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Pickled vegetables with spicy sauce

As expected from pickled vegetables as an appetizer with extremely sour taste with spicy sauce seems to be a perfect choice to kick start my appetite.

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Mixed Mezzah platter. Assortment of green salad, Muttabal, Baba Ghannoug, Hummus, Tahina, Labnah

Personally, I enjoyed top left and middle part since they’re consisted of colorful salads with lots of acidity. I also used them as a dipping for the following grilled plates. Hummus and similar sort of Hummus are quite new for me and dipping them with bread makes quite a good combination.

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Flafel platter

I have tried Flafel with lamb fillings before in Beirut and that plate was amazing. I could not say the same for this place though. The fillings were quite dry.

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Chicken Shawarma platter. Fine shredded grilled chicken with vegetables and herb

Chicken are full with flavor from pepper and herb. French fries are a plus with crunchy texture.

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Mix Grill for two persons. A platter of Shish Kebab, Shish Kofta, Shish Tawouk, lamb chops. 

Mix grill are well-seasoned and full of flavor. I enjoyed the dish with salad dipping as side dish. The texture are still little bit dry for my taste though. The right side bread are just surprising with meat packed fillings.

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