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.

Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Award 2019

Ever visited restaurant in Thailand and stumbled upon a Thailand best restaurant award? I have been asking those questions for many years and wondering upon the ceremony origin and where the event take place. This year (24th April 2019) I have an opportunity to participate in the event and personally purchased the ticket then got excited before the arrival day.

The event takes place at Zen event on 8th floor. As I was walking into the event, tremendous mouth-watering scent are around with top-tier restaurant presenting their most attractive menu without holding back.

Starting out with Akira Back which have been going strong since last year. Presenting spicy salmon with crispy shell taco packs full flavors and crispiness, Eryngii pizza and custard cake in a bite size. I would say that all of menu are exceptionally impressive.

Eryngii pizza & white truffle oil are amusingly fragrant with soft and tender pizza bread.  Custard cake are soft with precise appropriate texture of chewiness. 

Osha as beautifully presented Thai fusion food showcasing refreshing crab & Ikura crispy rolls, curry paste bite size pastry and spicy Thai salad on crispy rice cracker packing full punch of spiciness with insane herb volume in one tiny bite.

Urbani Truffle Bar & Restaurant coming strong  with truffles scent (literally) Presenting sliced truffle on veal and sliced truffle on caviar and crispy bread.  Both of menu are best suited for intense truffle experience.

Sliced truffle on veal
Sliced truffle on caviar and crispy bread
Taking a sip break with sparkling water from Evain.

Then I proceed to follow a mouthwatering trace of scent to Rossini’s from Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit as contemporary Italian cuisine. And what is better than signature dish perfectly match with the name of your restaurant to showcase your culinary skill.

Pan seared Foie Gras, Tender Veal and baked potatoes. The combination of flavor are amazing with tenderness of veal, strong flavor from Foie Gras and potatoes sweetness.

Tiramisu with smooth and soft texture melted in my mouth with amazing speed.

Taking a break with Johnny Walker gold label reserve with apple juice and soda.

Elements from Okura prestige enchanted visitors with unique sizzling scallops cooking smell. It is a fragrant I could never forget which bring out my nostalgia when living in Hokkaido and Scallops are one of my favorite meal.

Shrimp Shu Mai from LIU (Conrad Bangkok) packs a satisfying touch with Peking duck rolls. I personally felt that the rolls are quite difficult hold and eat gracefully haha.

Taking a change of pace to the most crowded refreshment booth in the event. Tanqueray managed to showcase mocktail of gin, flower blossom syrup, aloe vera juice, lime juice and sparkling water in a fancy cup.

Alexander German eatery have been popping up in my radar for some time. Finally got a chance to try out their roast pork with mashed potatoes.

Vertigo from Banyan tree presenting vivid menu with interesting flavor presentation.

As one of the most renowned Thai restaurant around. Blue elephant pan seared Foie Gras texture and seasoning does not leave any room for disappointment. The texture are perfectly cooked with balanced seasoning.

Jump up to smooth and rich in flavor Singleton whisky.

Rib room & Bar with finally some beef with Australian Sirloin with Béarnaise sauce. The texture of steak are just spot with well-balanced Béarnaise sauce.

Pure luck flies under radar with Kombucha (Fermented infused tea). I have tried out “Better than Cola” the drink are quite refreshing and provide decent amount for acid for digestion.  

Yao from JW Marriott as recently opened Chic Chinese Cuisine with a playful Noodles show for a wow factor.

Benihana serving colorful flavor sushi rolls.

Medici from Hotel Muse Bangkok appear with an eye-catching menu Jelly seafood bite, Fried Lasagna and meringue. I personally love the Fried Lasagna, it was spot on and full of surprise. You can see the unmelted cheese and tomatoes which normally gave a plain texture on crispy base however, the overall experience came out as excellent first impression.

Overall, I personally think that the event are an exceptional opportunity to discover and learn more about top-tier restaurant in Bangkok. The food and refreshment are amazing and participating restaurant does not even hold back on the try out menu. Would love to visit many places in the future to try out their full menu.   

Le Dezaley

Restaurant: Le Dezaley
Menu: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes
Address: Roemergasse 7/9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Business hours: 11.30am-2pm – 6pm-9pm

Ever wondered apart from fondue and chocolate, are there any other famous delicacy in Switzerland? I have the same question when looking through information. Luckily, I bumped into a recipe that could be traced back to Zurich in 1947 and managed to find a place that serve the dish near Grossenmünsters.

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Passed through Zurich museum between renovation gave me a feeling of contrast between past and future.

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I arrived at the place around 6 PM. Seems like I have arrived a bit early as other customer arrived shortly after me. The place looks wonderful and the staff are friendly and gave me a lot of suggestion. One thing I could notice about different suggestion style in Japan and Swiss is that in Switzerland they would ask you first what kind of food you prefer therefore they could recommend based on your preference. I finally landed on Zürcher Geschnetzeltes which is slice meat(veal) Zurich style.

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The staff also informed me that I would get big portion and they would split in two servings for me (Yay! more food)

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Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with Rösti
Left side is Zürcher Geschnetzeltes and right side is Rösti. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes texture is creamy and the texture of veal are so soft and seasoning is well-balance.

Rösti is a potato fritter originate from Bern, Switzerland and now is one of the most famous dish in Switzerland. The texture is crispy, I did enjoyed pairing Rösti with Zürcher Geschnetzeltes as combination of soft creamy and crispiness.

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Second serving

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After I finished the wonderful meal, I walked around and enjoyed an evening near Zurich lake with a cool breeze. I gotta say this town is so enchanting in the night.

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That’s all for this review. Personally, I think this is a great choice to try Zurich originate meal in a convenient location. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.