GastroSmiths

One of those glorious weekdays where we are on leave and can afford a long leisurely lunch (yes that’s beer you see in the picture below). GastroSmiths has a pretty value for money – 3 course set lunch all for only $15!

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I got the soup of the day – a nice green and flavourful broccoli soup

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While E went for the more obvious choice, the truffled egg crostini, featuring sinful eggs + mustard aioli and a generous amt of olive oil

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The beef don ($14 supplement) featuring a 63 degree egg and marbled beef was nicely done for its price. I love the addition of the seaweed; stirring the egg into the rice and slurping everything up made for one enjoyable meal. Of course the beef wasnt the greatest quality but I thought it was good for its price.

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E got the smoked salmon don, essentially the same as the beef don, just swapping the protein.

For the 3rd course, one gets to choose either a dessert (vanilla bean ice cream) or beverage (coffee/tea). Go for the ice cream, its the good quality kind – u know where you can really see the vanilla beans, so good 🙂

Will definitely come back;would love to try the brunch menu or that cod mee sua I keep seeing around social media posts.

 

Gastro Smiths 
Location: TBC (they are moving to a new location which hasnt been announced yet)

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GastroSmiths

Bangkok Travel Diary Dec 2015- Fillets

Whenever I come back to Bangkok, I make it a point to try a new place because I know the city has so much culinary delights to offer even if it means having to miss out on some of my favorite places (urgh not enough stomach space!)

This time round, we decided on a Japanese meal at Fillets @ the Portico (nearest BTS is chit lom and then its a short 5 mins walk in).

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We made reservations but honestly it was pretty empty that one could walk right in and get a decent table.

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We were a tad over ambitious and ordered a 750ml bottle of Sake but heck we were on vacation right. We managed to finish the entire bottle though, must be those cute sake glasses.

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The wagyu don was gorgeous. Perfectly seared and extremely marbled beef, the taste of the beef was pretty sublime  making this one of the best beef dons I have had in a while. The portion was quite small though.

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Fillets features a pretty broad ranging menu including some fusion/Japanese styled pasta. This was a cold noodle dish featuring uni, uni butter, bacon and an onsen egg. Such a pretty plating but I thought the uni flavors were pretty muted and the dish was a tad too oily/watery overall.

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The pretty plating continues with the soft shell crab roll.

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And a spicy salmon roll. Both rolls were nicely done.

I heard that the omakase here is a must-try, will be back for that!

 

Fillets @ The Portico
3rd Floor,31 Soi Langsuan Bangkok
Tel: +66 92 879 6882

 

 

Bangkok Travel Diary Dec 2015- Fillets

Sushi Jin

I am always down for Japanese beef bowls so when I heard about Sushi Jin (and it being so near my office), of course I had to get my ass there. Opened by Les Amis group and much like many fine Japanese dining establishments, Sushi Jin offers lunch sets featuring a type of don + salad + dessert (we had fruits that day)

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The Wagyu don topped with truffle soy sauce, a wonderfully wobbly poached egg and grilled onions. It was hmm ok I guess, I thought the egg + truffle sauce was delightful but the beef was a let down, sliced too thin and without much of a bite nor flavour. I guess I expected more? I much prefer the one at Fat Cow

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The beef + foie gras don, quite a sad portion really when (once again) compared to Fat Cow’s

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The friend’s chirashi which was a pretty plate

 

Sushi Jin
One Farrer Hotel & Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Road,
Owen Link, Singapore 217562
Tel:+65 6443 3378

Sushi Jin