Botejyu

As Bangkok weather progress to be hot on a sunny day as usual. My cravings for Kansai food with Teppan(Pan) skills are increasing which is a good opportunity to try out Botejyu located in Nihonmachi around Prom Phong area.

Immerse with a compact history of Botejyu to crank up some appetite.

Mixed Yakisoba with extra scallops topping – Well-balanced portion of sauce and Soba. A little crispy pork with fresh shrimp and squid. Scallops are a little too tiny though.

Ultimate Pork Okonomiyaki – A mixed of variety of pork. Satisfying texture with well executed seasoning.

Jumbo Takoyaki Sauce & Mayonaise – A jumbo size Takoyaki as claimed. Texture are fluffy and satisfying with generous amount of fresh Tako inside.

EAT MEATS FEST 2

Eat Meats fest is back in Bangkok for 3 days. You can trace back to my dairy in previous year. The event still retain their 3 days period as last year which I feels like it makes the event special apart from 7+ days event.

There have been developments from last year. Firstly, there is a event of live cooking and lottery picking for 15 winners for a limited exclusive menu made by well-known chefs. Fortunately, I did won the lottery and got a chance to share this special experience first handed to all of you.

【 Nikuyama x Mahasarn 】 Exclusive Menu Shewha Wagyu Don

Nikuyama as Beef Omakase provided A3 Wagyu with moderate fatness combine with Mahasarn Gyu tan and fish sauce pickled egg as Thai-Japanese combination menu.

The visual of menu might looks at normal at first. However, as you start breaking egg yolk and combine with rice, beef and Gyu tan, The texture of egg are precisely delicious prepared combining with soft & tender Wagyu and Gyu tan. This is the kind of enjoyable fulfilling meal till last bite. Honestly, I would grab my chance next time I had a chance to eat this again for sure haha.

YAKINIKU KIRABI [300 THB] – Sirloin Wagyu Sushi with Ikura, Tobiko, Wasabi and Yamaowasabi.

Every aspect of Beef texture are prepped as you ordered so the temperature are perfect. Topping up with fresh Ikura and spiciness from Wasabi and Yamaowasabi are just elevate it to the higher level.

RANICHI Jo Tan [100 THB] – This menu does not even appear in the website. But, I seriously love that they asked you how large you want a piece of you Gyu Tan to be prepared. Turns out that the large size is so soft and enjoyable.

Hokkaido Curry [200 THB] – Roast beef curry – Delicious curry rice with beautiful marble roast beef texture.

SHOUTAIAN melt in your mouth Hamburg [260 THB] – Aroma of the hamburg are just insane. This one is actually melt in your mouth supported by sourness from the sauce. The hamburg just disappear in an instant.

Masturi Takoyaki [100 THB] – More on the creamy Takoyaki type opposite to crunchy side like Gindaco. Generous Tako fillings.

Hakodate softcream [50 THB] Milk and Matcha softcream – Good taste but melted too soon under Bangkok weather.

Kurukuru

Restaurant: Kurukuru (くるくる)
Menu: Takoyaki & Akashi Yaki
Address: Osaka Prefecture Osaka-shi Chuo-ku 1-10-5 Dotonbori
Business hours: 11: 00 – 22: 00

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Osaka are well-known for Takoyaki with fierce competition in Takoyaki business. As I stroll around in Dotonbori with crowded tourist from many countries. It is quite a difficult challenge to decide which place to try Takoyaki.

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I decided to walk around to survey the areas before deciding which place to try out. Bought a pack of grilled crab on the way. The texture of crab is quite dry. Possibly from excessive heat on grilling process.

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Finally ended up with this place. After waiting in queue for 15 minutes, I ordered one set of Takoyaki and Akashi Yaki.

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Akashi Yaki was good however, Akashi Yaki from Kobe are still better.

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It’s alive! Takoyaki
The restaurant claimed that they use Sashimi grade Tako which could be clearly felt when I taste Takoyaki. Tako was fresh and have good elasticity with some seasoning and it did not take long time to finish all Takoyaki.

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Gotta love those crazy amount of food for a party.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, the place is quite good for Takoyaki with clearly distinction from others place. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊