I've eaten with friends and colleagues in all these restaurants in (greater) Bangkok. I'm no food expert, but I do know what I like! Many of my older reviews were also published in Japanese on newsclip.be タイ発ニュース速報. Whether you're after Thai food, or craving a Mexican taco, Japanese buffet or fish & chips, you can find it all here.

* A friendly WARNING: restaurants close, change and move regularly, so before you go make sure to check *

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sustaina Organic Restaurant **** ★

Last weekend a friend introduced us to one of her favourite restaurants in the heart of Sukhumvit, Sustaina. Originally just an organic food shop with a coffee shop upstairs, the place has turned into a quality restaurant with the arrival of the former cook of Samurai Japanese restaurant further down the road.

The organic vegetarian food and food products served in the restaurant and sold in the Sustaina shop
are all grown locally without artificial fertilisers or pesticides at a farm in Pak Chong; the fish and seafood are  caught locally in Rayong. There's no meat available.

The restaurant is pleasantly decorated in neutral colours with wooden floors and tables, wicker chairs and plants.

The food is a treat. There's quite an extensive regular menu and many dishes can be ordered in a Thai, Japanese or French version. For example, the squid sashimi is available as a yam (Thai spicy salad), with egg yolk and radish as a Japanese and with olive oil dressing as a French dish. We had the Japanese squid sashimi, a Waldorf salad with smoked salmon, fried tuna with cheese and some tasty tofu dishes. The newer tapas menu has small dishes like croquettes (we had some excellent shrimp cream croquettes), deep-fried squid or vegetables, brown rice, bread and toasted rice balls. We topped off the meal with a selection of their bakery with pudding cake, little squares of cheesecake and some fruits. All organic of course and delicious.

For drinks there are all kinds of fruit and herbal mixes, but normal drinks like beers are available too. Service is friendly and professional. The price was reasonable; we spent around 400 baht per person all in. (Photos: Izumi A.)

1/40 Sukhumvit 39
02 258 9766

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