Shabu-Q

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Craving for Shabu Shabu with side dishes of Tempura and Sashimi? Newest Shabu place in Thong Lor might have a answer to your wishes. But first, I have to work on my appetite under a beautiful sunny day in Bangkok.

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The place is located in Thong Lor 9 & 11 and used to be Kushikatsu Daruma(Kushikatsu brand from Osaka).

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I went for a buffet menu with variety of Shabu options including Tempura, Sashimi and choices of drinks.

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Vegetables and pork quality are higher than average comparing to other buffet competitors. I noticed limited options seems like a good decision for controlling quality of products. In this round, quality prevails.

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Salmon Sashimi are fresh and enjoyable.

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Made to order Tempura. This is the first time I tried Tomato Tempura (yeah, Tomato and you’re not hallucinating) Surprisingly, crispy batter with exploding Tomato juice are refreshing and so appetizing.  Shrimp, fish, mushroom and bell peppers are also a decent Tempura.

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Curry, Matcha and Wasabi salt for Tempura.

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Ended this lovely meal with Chocolate ice cream. I have to comment that the staffs are amazingly attentive with a combination of enthusiastic of Japanese restaurant and service of top tier restaurant. Would love to visit the place again 🙂

Hokkaido Soup Curry Shop

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As a former Hokkaido’s residence, sometimes nostalgia just randomly pop up with craving for authentic Hokkaido cuisine. Luckily, there are Soup curry shop in Bangkok which saves give ability to enjoy soup curry without traveling to Hokkaido 😀

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Soup curry is a type of Hokkaido curry soup and often served with variety of vegetables along side with toppings such as chicken leg, hamburg, sausage etc. The place claimed that they are the only restaurant in Bangkok that serve Soup curry which means they must be the best in Bangkok since there’s no other competitor lol (Atleast at the time I’m writing this review)

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Ordering process is quite straightforward. Choosing menu, soup, spicy level, rice and add topping as you wish. The owner are from Eniwa, Hokakido which is an area close to Sapporo which means I’m getting some authentic experience.

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I’ve ordered special soup curry (330 THB) with level 3 spicy level original soup. The aroma of soup curry is quite appetizing.  There are boiled egg, potato, carrot, eggplant, baby corn, lotus root, cabbage, broccoli, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, pumpkin, cabbage and chicken leg. Simply putting, they just throw nearly vegetables in the topping section into the bowl for and awesome healthy meal.

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Level 3 soup spiciness didn’t bring enough heat for me. Still the soup is well-seasoned and every vegetables are so fresh which reminds me of high quality Hokkaido locally available products.  The chicken is also tender and paired well with the soup.

They also provide vegan soup curry which I think it’s worth trying for Vegan since all the vegetables are delicious by themselves.

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A little portion of Salmon just to cease my Sashimi craving at Uomasa Thonglor 13.

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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 😊