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 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.
Nowadays Bangkok have been extremely hot which gave a clear sunny day vibe. One of tradition I remember in Japan is eating Unagi (鰻) in summer period since they believe Unagi improves health and heat resistance. Luckily Unatoto is located close by Bangkok in Sukhumvit 33/1 close to BTS Phrom Phong station.
This restaurant is a branch from Japan which serves affordable Unagi with a twist of Thai additional menu such as spicy Unagi Salad. Unadon and Unaju ranges from 1xx to 7xx THB as biggest Bikkuriju. The difference between Unadon (鰻丼) and Unaju (鰻重) could be observed as Unadon (鰻丼) are served in circular bowl when Unaju (鰻重) are served in rectangular box called jūbako (重箱).
They got me at “Unagi Tempura” >_<
Unagi Tempura [195 THB]
Unagi is a commonly found in Japanese restaurant. Unagi Tempura on the other hand is a rare sight since Tempura and Unagi Kabayaki techniques are considered as complicate cooking method in which each restaurant takes pride in their specialties. That is why I just had to try this one out when I got a chance.
Tempura are served crispy and light with a side of salt mixed with Sanshō (山椒) Sanshō is a deciduous aromatic spiny shrub or small tree of the citrus and rue family Rutaceae, native to Japan and Korea. Unagi provides a sweet and juicy texture inside combine with Tempura and little seasoning, I am quite satisfied with this menu.
Karaage Chicken [95 THB]
Resides on juicy yet not too crispy fried chicke with good seasoning. Would prefer more crispy one but that is just my preference.
Hitsuma Bushi L size [310 THB]
Hitsuma Bushi could be enjoyed by three different ways. First, plainly with rice and Unagi. Second, Mix with Negi and toppings and my favorite way by adding some soup making it similar to porridge.
Unagi are chopped into bite size pieces combined with clear soup makes an simple and relaxing meal. There is also a wasabi in case you would like to spice things up.
Finished my afternoon with beautifully decorated Latte art and petite size dessert from D’Ark cafe.
Cha-um [adj] is a Thai word which translates as Verdant in English. Recently compact pop up store resides in Vibrant Gump community mall. Gump community mall seems to be aligned in Pastel color scheme. Keep in mind that they do not have parking spaces at the moment if you are driving.
Cha um clearly depicts itself as a healthy hang out cafe located at center of the community mall. Menu consists of Salmon Donburi, salad, Thai cuisine and smoothies. I personally like the vibe of hanging out and having delicious healthy meal while feeling outside environment at the same time.
Salmon Donburi are beautifully presented. The texture of Salmon are fresh and contains no trace of fishy odor. The rice are served warmed which is an enjoyable texture.
Salads contains of various fruits from green apple, strawberry, orange, passion fruit, dragon fruit, blueberry, pomegranate, yogurt and granola. I like the idea that you get a different taste of each vibrant fruit from sour to sweetness.