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).
We made reservations but honestly it was pretty empty that one could walk right in and get a decent table.
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.
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.
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.
The pretty plating continues with the soft shell crab roll.
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
I would go to Pasarbella much more often if it wasnt so far and out of the way. Just because i love variety and going there allows me to try many different types of food at the same time.
The roast pork from Keith Crackling Roast is one of our all-time favorite sio-bak. Just the nice amount of crispiness, fattiness and saltiness to make you reach for just that one more piece.
Papito’s or basically the stall with the paella. I really wanted to try the paella but alas my companions werent a big fan of seafood. Settled for the mushroom crepe instead which was ok i guess, slightly too thin in terms of ingredients and flavor wise.
We continue our quest for more meat at Botintin with a platter of chicken wings, ribs and pork cheek. Pretty tasty meat though slightly tough at times, give me meat from Keith anytime.
Truffle mushroom pasta from Five and Spice which was a garlic-bomb but delicious. Do share as its quite creamy and probably tiresome after a few bites.
Washed everything down with the always good coffee from Dutch Colony, ahhh
Pasarbella @ The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road
I have walked past this restaurant dozen of times at the end of Tras St, its cheery white exterior always inviting. When we discovered that the Entertainer App offers one-for-one deals here, there was no excuses for not paying a visit.
Amuse bouche – deep fried pasta with tomatoes; quite an interesting snack
Best dish of the night was the iberico pork with sunchoke puree. The pork was fork tender and oh so delicious. We ordered a couple of mains to share but oh I wanted to have this all to myself.
The signature seafood stew came in a huge pot! (Do share) Pretty tasty
Homemade open lasagna
Overall, the dishes were pretty decent though I thought mains were generally better than the pastas.
Gattopardo Ristorante di mare
34/36 Tras St
Tel: 6338 5498