Place

Aree and Saphankhwai area has always been an unique and vibrant with new and exciting place popping up when you are least expected. Most of the places claim themselves as a friendly ambiance like your friends house still, it is quite rare to finally find a truly comfortable restaurant with amazing dishes.

To be honest, I am quite excited to visited Place after reviewing their menu with their exquisite ingredients combined with affordable prices. So I just went for a visit as they proceed in their third month of openings. Place are located in Inthramara Soi 4 which is quite a rare sight for these area. There are only around 8 seats at the moment so I strongly recommend booking before visiting to avoid any disappointment.

Starting with their fine dining ambiance, staff are friendly and truly knowledgeable about their menu. Their special mocktail and dishes are just a waves of exciting information from fresh techniques to combination of such curious taste like sweetness from Chrysanthemum with sour and acidity of orange juice. This just getting me too exhilarated.

Starting with Green & Balsamic with cherry tomatoes, Fresh and bitter free green salad with not too overpowered balsamic. I personally like a cherry tomatoes with a little bit of salted flavor just to kick start the full meal.

Black Truffle Carbonara are just beautifully presented. The aroma of Truffle and portion are just insanely unbelievable. As contrast to widely too creamy and too salty Carbonara, this dish was perfected to balanced seasoning and texture. Also, plus side on crispy yet not sticky Bacon on top. As they are having promotion of 50% off of this dish. The final price came out as 260 THB which is around 8.3 USD or 870 JPY. My hands are still shaking as of now due to the concept of how good this deal are lol.

A5 Tajima Wagyu (100 g) garlic fried rice, pickled shallot, crispy garlic and chives. First of all Tajima Wagyu are just extremely satisfying. I just wish they slice it in a longer portion though. Well-round fried rice with a plus of chives and pickled shallot.

Overall, I would say that Place are quite a gem around this area and I would personally revisit this place again really soon before it became more well-known are became more difficult to book a table. Last mention of the atmosphere, totally love it how friendly the owner (Khun Nam) and staffs are. Two thumbs up for Place!

Ciao Pizza

Italian cuisine are easy to spot in Bangkok however, exceptional one are rare in my opinion. I got an advice from my friend to choose any menu I would like to try and I would not be disappointed. That is a bold statement which excites me to try out their dish.

From my observation, the staff are attentive and they align dish to come out in order, not at once which gave us a balance timing and I am greatly appreciated in their effort.

Chef’s Special on a black board

Starting with bread stick with olive oil, crispy texture as a fine way to start a meal.

Followed with Spaghetti Carbonara All’Italiana [R] – Bacon, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese , egg yolk and black pepper [No cream]

Carbonara are expected to be cheesy around Thailand. This one came with a sourness twist which make every bites enjoyable and you just ended up with a empty plate within a blink.

Lasagna Romagnola [R] Homemade pork Lasagna, slightly sliced

Smooth and enjoyable Lasagna, I could imagine myself having this menu again in a distant future.

Ossobucco Alla Mamma – Wine slow cooked veal Ossobucco with Spinach spatzle

The looks might be deceiving could be the perfect description for this menu. Veal Ossobucco are cooked to the perfect tenderness with fluffy Spinach spatzle enhancing the flavor.

Tarfuto E Mortadella Al Grana Padano – Truffle, mortadella, Champignons, Stracciatella, Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese

This pizza is packed with gorgeous toppings which gives you waves of full flavor. A little bit too much salty for my taste though.

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 🙂