Yamato Yakiniku

If you have been following my blog closely. You will surely know that I always have a soft spot for a good beef or seafood meal from my past experience in Hokkaido. As soon as I heard that there is a good Wagyu deal on lunch set around Sukhumvit 49 area, I just rush to the restaurant just to clarify how good this deal is.

Yamato Yakiniku are a branch of well-known restaurant from Iwate. Wagyu lunch set are from 190 THB to 290 THB. The pricing are just shockingly insane compared to other places. Presentation photos looks nice so let’s check it out.

I ordered a Jyou Wagyu set A [290 THB] and it was beautiful. Wagyu texture seems to be a sight to behold to marbling just waiting to be sizzle to perfection. I will review each parts of Wagyu based on each photos.

Wagyu Jyou Karubi

The best Wagyu from the plate. Majestic beautiful texture speaks for itself. Just grill for a brief moment then enjoy with salt, tare(sauce) or vinegar as your heart desire.

Wagyu Jyou Rosu

Less marbling fat content resulted in more firm texture. Therefore, less grilling are required for this part.

Gyu Tan (Jyou Shio Tan)

Gyu Tan are well-known as a signature dish around Sendai area of Japan. My favorite way to enjoy is just grill for a short duration then topped with lime and salt to enjoy Gyu Tan amazing texture.

Nakaochi Karubi

Nakaochi are served as a cube shape rib Wagyu. Texture are more on a bit chewy but not too chewy in a good way.

Wagyu Jyou Harami

Harami is one of the top runners in this set as a balance marble and meat ratio. Just try to grill for a brief period.

Finished with a Vanilla ice cream. Overall bill came out as 400 THB plus drinks and service charge which is acceptable for me. I would surely came back to try out another menu if possible for sure.

Place

Aree and Saphankhwai area has always been an unique and vibrant with new and exciting place popping up when you are least expected. Most of the places claim themselves as a friendly ambiance like your friends house still, it is quite rare to finally find a truly comfortable restaurant with amazing dishes.

To be honest, I am quite excited to visited Place after reviewing their menu with their exquisite ingredients combined with affordable prices. So I just went for a visit as they proceed in their third month of openings. Place are located in Inthramara Soi 4 which is quite a rare sight for these area. There are only around 8 seats at the moment so I strongly recommend booking before visiting to avoid any disappointment.

Starting with their fine dining ambiance, staff are friendly and truly knowledgeable about their menu. Their special mocktail and dishes are just a waves of exciting information from fresh techniques to combination of such curious taste like sweetness from Chrysanthemum with sour and acidity of orange juice. This just getting me too exhilarated.

Starting with Green & Balsamic with cherry tomatoes, Fresh and bitter free green salad with not too overpowered balsamic. I personally like a cherry tomatoes with a little bit of salted flavor just to kick start the full meal.

Black Truffle Carbonara are just beautifully presented. The aroma of Truffle and portion are just insanely unbelievable. As contrast to widely too creamy and too salty Carbonara, this dish was perfected to balanced seasoning and texture. Also, plus side on crispy yet not sticky Bacon on top. As they are having promotion of 50% off of this dish. The final price came out as 260 THB which is around 8.3 USD or 870 JPY. My hands are still shaking as of now due to the concept of how good this deal are lol.

A5 Tajima Wagyu (100 g) garlic fried rice, pickled shallot, crispy garlic and chives. First of all Tajima Wagyu are just extremely satisfying. I just wish they slice it in a longer portion though. Well-round fried rice with a plus of chives and pickled shallot.

Overall, I would say that Place are quite a gem around this area and I would personally revisit this place again really soon before it became more well-known are became more difficult to book a table. Last mention of the atmosphere, totally love it how friendly the owner (Khun Nam) and staffs are. Two thumbs up for Place!

Buster’s Fish & Chips

Bangkok weather has been on a rainy side lately which is a perfect for some simple Fish & Chips meal. Buster has just opened August 2020 and I am eager to visit the place to see how these hype are holding up.

Located in Phrom Pong area, their menu are listed from variety of Fish & Chips from Cod, Haddock, Halibut and Snapper. Apart from Snapper, other fishes are imported and frozen. There are also pie, sides dishes and desserts.

Since I would like to try a more tender and light texture. I went with Cod Fish & Chips [330 THB net without any charges] No charge is a pretty much big meal around here so that’s a good sign. For a choice of sauce I went with Tar Tar sauce.

First of all, amazing portion of Fish & chips for the price. These chips are one of the best chips I had around here, crispy with a decent amount of satisfying texture.

They also provide malt vinegar, ketchup, salt and peppers for seasoning. After a careful consideration, I realized that Fish & chips are good in their simple way. However, a similar Thai Fried snapper/ Sea bass with spicy and sour sauce are just so hard to beat when it comes to the flavors. So there is a time for each menu to shine in a different ways.

Cod’s texture are light and enjoyable. Still it is a little bit flaky too. Their beer batter are crispy yet not too oily. Would love to try out other fish in the future.