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 *

Monday, February 24, 2014

King Kong Yakiniku Buffet by Nami ****

table grill
In the mood some Japanese food, my friend I visited this fixed-price buffet restaurant in Ekamai. For 2 hours you can eat and drink as much as you like from the grill built-in in the tables.

The 2 floors are decked out simply with black and grey furniture and partitions in between. There's an enormous range of food to choose from varying from fish, squid, mussels and all kinds of meats to giant mushrooms, all served with

Chabuton Ramen @ Gateway Ekamai ***

shio tonkutsu ramen
An easy place for a quick ramen (Japanese noodles) are the 13 or so branches of the Japanese chain Chabuton Ramen, located in many major shopping malls in Bangkok. The Gateway Ekamai branch is fitted with low wooden booths and minimal decoration.

As the name implies, there's a range of different kinds of ramen (of which we ordered 2) and some other Japanese dishes. The food was okay but not exciting,

P'Poo (ป.ปุ๊), Bang Duan, Samut Prakan ****

kuay tiao pla
One of my regular lunch-places while I was working in the area was P'Poo's restaurant. It's located in the beautiful garden of one of the many wooden houses in the soi and sports wooden furniture and lots of green.

The food is basically simple Thai dishes with seafood, like their signature dish kuay tiao pla (noodle soup with fish), yen ta fo, khao tom (rice soup), friend rice with salty fish,

P'Jook ***

tom yam seafood
P'Jook, located in an old shop house a few hundred meters in the soi,  is a very popular place in the neighbourhood. Not an atmospheric place to sit though with its metal tables, ventilators and devoid of any decoration except for a shrine for their Thai-Chinese gods and ancestors.

However, the food justifies a visit or a take-away. It's made to order, so they can make whatever you fancy as long as