Unatoto

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.

Rising Yakiniku

It’s a new year season which means celebration and party festival are just around the corner. My memory of new year always filled with lots of memorable conversation with good cuisine and beverages. I went to a premium Yakiniku restaurant with a groups of friends from my high school. I would like to give my appreciation for all followers of my blog and hope you have a wonderful and healthy year in 2019 🙂

Pricing are ranges from 599, 1199 and 1499 THB for buffet style and that doesn’t include drinks, Vat and service charge. We went for 1499 THB since we would like to know what luxurious items the place has to offer.

Preparing for the meal with Thai style Yakiniku sauce by adding lime, chili and crunched garlic.

Starting off with premium Premium Beef Tongue. Came in shape similar to famous Sendai Beef Tongue and taste insanely good with salt and little pinch of lime. Make sure you don’t overcook it.

Seasonal Japanese Scallops – Impressive size of scallops. Not the fresh like from the sea but still a good and satisfying quality for the price.

Wagyu Rib Loin – Balance amount of Wagyu goodness with a decent softness.

Taraba Crab – Since Thailand doesn’t have a cool sea environment, Taraba are surely rare and often frozen. The texture are still sweet and good though just don’t expect crazy fresh quality like from a fish market.

Wagyu Karubi – Karubi are often seen as special menu in wide variety of Yakiniku place due to its softness texture. Good Karubi texture but, still some piece are too slim.

Premium Wagyu Loin – Beautiful marble texture. The texture are moderately soft and enjoyable.

Seasonal Japanese fresh Oyster – I haven’t tried this menu. My friends like it so much they go for 2nd round though.

Ended this satisfying meal with Matcha ice cream. Personally, I think this is one of a top place to enjoy good Wagyu/Seafood with controlled budget. Good and fast service and perfect for when Wagyu craving kick in.

Patom Organic Living

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Recently stumbled upon an interesting organic cafe with distinct Glasshouse structure in a garden in Sukhumvit area. With some curiosity, I’ve entered the place to further explore the cafe.

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The main cafe located in the glasshouse consists of organic bakery, Thai dessert, Thai food in Pinto(little food container with distinct silver color) and organic products which percentages of sales are donated in developing provinces in Nakhonpatom area.

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I’ve went for a Kanomthuay 10THB/piece  (consisted of coconut milk, loaf sugar and flour). Having quality dessert with greenery scenery is one of the best way to energize  and relax myself in weekend.

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The cafe also consisted of outdoor garden to enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. Gotta say that the outdoor garden are one of the most impressive place I’ve visited.

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First time I’ve seen a colorful cactus, so beautiful.

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