Burapa

First impression into Burapa feels like boarding Oriental Express carriages with a lively crew back in 1940. Interior resembles a classy dark-toned traveling experience with button-back leather chairs which are really comfortable.

My table was on second floor which gave a really nice carriage dining vibe. All the staff are extremely polite and helpful in providing their service which really increase overall experience. There are so many good spot for photos too, I would say their uniqueness theme are worthy of visiting combining with impressive food quality.

Burapa menu selection are based on a journey from eastern part of Thailand into Bangkok based on local ingredients in each region. Various usage of fruit within their menu such as Durian, banana, pineapple.

Asian Seabass in loads of crispy garlic and black pepper

Aromatic, crispy and crunchy fried seabass with perfectly balanced seasoning. Kudos to the staff on removing all small bones too. If I have to pick one menu, I will definitely pick this menu.

Pink Jelly fish / Thai mustard green /Peanut brittle dressing

Jelly fish are fermented into pinkish color which gave a slightly more chewy texture. A good dish with sourness and spiciness just to kick off some appetite.

Grilled Thai-Wagyu beef tongue

Simply good and soft beef tongue texture.

Pork belly stew / Cha-muang leaf

This curry are well-known menu from Sri Trat which is Burapa parent restaurant. I love that they actually reduce sweetness from typical Chamuang curry in Thailand.

Crispy String ray / Green mango salad / Sweet shrimps

First of all, biggest dry shrimp I have ever encountered with a twist from typical salty shrimp into sweet shrimp. Sting ray texture are crisp and hard at the same time.

Bananas Bananas: Dream dessert platter for banana lovers.

  • Dusty Monkey : Steamed banana
    with coconut & brown sugar powder
  • Grilled banana with caramelized
    brown sugar sauce
  • Candied banana

Beautifully presented with a miniature yoke. A good way to end an exquisite meal for banana lovers. I am excited to find this hidden gem inside Sukhumvit 11 area. Burapa are great for local and tourist searching for a fresh and exciting culinary voyage.

Krua Bang Ta Boon

Bang Ta Boon are located in western side of Thailand in Petchaburi. It takes about 3 hours driving from Bangkok. The origin of Ta boon came from local mangrove tree name which are abundance in the area. These area are also famous for salt farm and seafood which could be seen in the photos.

Bang Ta Boon are also famous for Bryde’s whale sightseeing which is an quiet interesting, crab industry and fireflies. Researching on these data makes me excited to revisit the place haha. Local business are ranges from seafood to making coal from Ta Boon trees which is famous for their long lasting heat coal.

First, I visit salt farm cafe which is a cafe next to a real salt farm. I would say luckily it is quite cloudy that day which makes salt field photography a more gray scale as I prefer. Since I visited on the weekend, there are lots of people in the cafe though and the cafe does not have any air-condition so make sure you prepare for that too.

Then I went for a lunch at Krua Bang Ta Boon. This place has been around for a long time and has been a popular destination for local and tourist alike. Their style are more on a casual though. There are a small market section in front of restaurant where they prepare seafood of consumption and delivery to other parts of Thailand.

Start with Som Tum Thai (Papaya Salad) for an appetizer. Well balanced sour, spicy and sweetness.

Here comes mute crab, shrimp and blue crab. It is just always a good time when you just have to dig in and get messy with seafood just to get those sweet sweet (not a typo lol) meat under those shell.

Mute crab might looks a bit lackluster at first. I would imagine tiny portion of meat similar to rice filed crab. However, this is just a smaller version of sea crab with their sweetness flavor. Plus they already broke down most of the shell and this just became on of my favorite menu around here.

A good quality blue crab is always one of the most popular menu to enjoy around here. Since there are seafood business around here which prepare and extract seafood for other areas, they had already broke down some part of the crab for our convenient. Just a touch of seafood sauce and you are good to go.

Spicy stir fried catfish is a good way to keep you appetite up. Mix with a rice to balance between spicy and sweetness.

Fried Sea Bass with fish sauce is one of most to go for menu in Thailand due to their portion and flavor. From my past experience, most of the places could provide you a decent quality one similar to this one.

Hoi Cho (dry fried crab meat balls) could be easily founded in sea side areas in Thailand. Originate from Chinese culture in Thailand. This one is alright but not impressive though.

Ended my meal with sweet and juicy shrimp topped with some spicy seafood sauce. I think Bang Ta Boon is an interesting tourist attraction with lots of places to discover and would be excited to revisit again just make sure to prepare enough heat protection too since it could be extremely hot around here

Xin Hotpot

One of the most famous Mala Shabu spot in Taiwan. All you can eat for lunch cost around 700 TWD per person. One thing to remember is they accept only cash.

Mala soup are more on higher degree of intensity which is perfect for people with numbing spiciness level. Good ingredients quality. Beef, pork, seafood and veggies are fresh.

Plus there’s a Movenpick and comfy sofa too.