Thonglor Nihon Ichiba

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Celebrating national holiday in Thailand with a cozy day. I’ve managed to visit newest Japan fish market in Thong Lor area around 11 AM which is a little bit early for the market to open. (Open for wholesale from 8 AM and individual customer from 12AM and closed on Tuesday) I’ve decided to grab a early lunch with a nearby Panini place, Panini Mafia.

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The menu ranges from Panini(Italian sandwich), Salad and Pasta. Panini price ranges from 160-210 THB. I’ve ordered Sausage Kra Pow with Mayo sauce since they’ve ran out of Spicy pesto sauce. It’s such a pity since I’m curious to try spicy Panini lol.

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Panini bread might seems stiff however, they are quite soft and satisfying. The bread provide airy & smooth texture combined with well-seasoned Italian sausage, fried eggs and Mayo sauce resulting in one of the most enjoyable experience.

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After finished with my meal, I’ve proceed to Nihon Ichiba which was starting to be packed with customer. Before shopping, customer have to start a membership of 200 THB which will be refunded to buy product inside the market. Presentation pattern of fruits remind me of some drawing similar to supermarket back in Japan with choices of Apple, Tomato, grapes, Melon, Peach and etc.

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Square watermelon for a luxurious experience.

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Fresh seafood zone provide impressive choices of seafood.

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With some consideration, I’ve managed to grab A4 Wagyu for a nostalgia meal.

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Oyster, Scallops and Sea Urchin.

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Fresh Wasabi (Nama Wasabi)

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Personally, I think this market is an interesting choice for Japanese ingredient shopping. The price are a little bit high yet reasonable and worth a visit if you wanna add a new color to your cooking experience.

Tachibana

Restaurant: Tachibana (たちばな)
Menu: Akashi Yaki
Address: 3-9-4 Sannomiyacho Chuo-ku Kobe Hyogo
Business hours: 11:00~19:00

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Kobe is the capital of Hyogo prefecture and a busy port town. With these various trading activity, Kobe became blending pot for series of culture and various structure style from many regions.

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I started with Tachiba restaurant which I have discovered without doing any preparation and research before traveling to Kobe. The place serves Akashi yaki which substitute Takoyaki flour by egg.

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The result of changing the ingredient? Well, it’s amazing! Egg gave a fluffy texture and dipping Akashi Yaki into the light clear soup make it one of most appetizing meal I have ever came across. Gotta love it when chef flip the pan and Akashi yaki just came out easily and ready to be serve.

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Then I went for a dessert café (La sensation) and got a custard cake with small dot of sour sauce to provide more dimension in color. Most satisfying cake indeed.

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After having a nice snack and dessert, I stumbled upon Motoko market which located under the train track in Kobe. Series of classic and interesting shop inside for exploring.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, Kobe is one of the tourist attraction city which could balance between city charm and modern world development. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊

 

Nishiki Market

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Street food is one of the aspect that I’m looking forward to start exploring when traveling in Japan. Starting with Nishiki Market located near Sanjo area.

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Takoyaki at Karikari Hakase [200 Yen]
Cheapest Takoyaki I have ever came across in Japan. The store is usually packed with people. The flour was good with little piece of Tako which is quite reasonable for the price.

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Baby octopus on a stick at Kai [300 Yen]
Glazing with sweet sauce. The texture is gummy and enjoyable with a little turn from egg inside baby octopus.

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Snoopy café

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Boiled Shrimp [500 Yen]
Three pieces per portion (The missing one from photo are in my mouth at the moments I took the photo). Personally, I think the shrimp were too salty for my taste. Still very fresh shrimp.

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Sashimi at Kimura
Too many crowded and I could not get in which I decided to try other store. Still seems like a good place.

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Crazy parfait with topping such as fried shrimp, Tonkatsu, corndog, French fries and fried chicken :O Never cease to amaze me. The store is located near the main road.

 

That’s all for my review. In my opinion, Nishiki market is quite interesting for strolling and having street food. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊