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 *

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tokiya Fusion Steak Course ***

A dinner with an old friend re-visiting Bangkok brought us to this Japanese fusion steak restaurant.

The restaurant is decorated in Japanese minimalist style in wood and dark colours and looks quite artistic. Its motto is "where eat meats art".

For 499++ baht we got a full menu of 6-7 courses covering appetizer, salad, soup, rice dishes, main course, desserts and drink. Yes, that's a lot

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sukiya (สุคิยะ) ***

Relatively new in Thailand are the restaurants of the Japanese Sukiya chain, which has over 1,000 branches all over Japan. Last month I visited the branch at Asiatique the Riverfront and a few days ago we tried the branch at Gateway Ekamai.

The layout and decorations are standardised with lots of red, rattan and leather furniture, wooden floors and the walls are full of food photos. Every table is equipped with a bell to call the waiter.

Its most famous dish is gyudon, a bowl of shredded beef and fried onions served on rice. The dish

Raan Petchabun Rot Saeb | ร้านเพชรบูรณ์รสแซ่บ **

After reading all those rave reviews about street food in Rangnam Road, a popular area for resident foreigners in Thailand, we decided to try one of the local street food restaurants. As rot saeb means "delicious", we had some expectations.

You can't go wrong with standard Thai dishes, or so we thought, so we ordered fish laab (minced fish), som tam (papaya salad) and fried vegetables, but we were wrong. The food was not very delicious and very oily, and the laab was full of fish bones.

The lady who served us spoke loud and rude English, until