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 Β 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:Β +66 92 879 6882

 

 

Bangkok Travel Diary Dec 2015- Fillets

Best of 2015

2015 just flew past eh. It was a year of ups and downs – some ups definitely included (finally) obtaining my Masters, renovating and moving into my dream home, new friendships, celebrating some of my dearest friends’ weddings and new borns.

I also wanted to celebrate some of my best meals of 2015 because hey I love food and a good meal is always an enjoyment. So my criteria tends to be quite subjective because a great meal not only comprises good tasty food but also the service, atmosphere, company and sometimes really just an overall vibe. Without further ado, and in no particular order.

19587117680_57939a1921_zA burger by the road by Daniel Thaiger – this was in Bangkok Feb 2015 and that darn burger with the secret sauce was so juicy and delicious. Devouring on the road amidst tuktuks and stalls selling pad thai just made the experience even more fun.

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Chirashi at Man Zhe Die 3, Taipei and hotpot at Huang Jie Huo Guo, Taipei. Basically the whole trip was stuffing our faces but these meals in particularly were memorable because the food was just that darn good.

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This epic sushi meal at Midori sushi, Tokyo. Look at that picture, nuff say.

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Basically everything I tried at Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House was awesome. Especially those fresh as hell oysters.

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On a more local front, the crab bee hoon from Long Ji Zhi Char was so full of flavor that we just couldnt stop eating it.

Another date night, another awesome meal and this time at Pince & Pints Β for the Truffle Lobster roll that blew my mind away

I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome the Chirashi Don at Koji Sushi (yet to be blogged) was, with those crispy tempura bits. Skyrocketed its way to the top of my Chirashi List.

Last but not least, all the delicious home-cooked meals at home and also by my dearest friends and family. Those of course are priceless. For 2016, I hope to be able to experiment more in the kitchen and pick up a few good recipes to add to my repertoire – stay tuned for more home cooked meals.

Best of 2015

Tokyo Travel Diary June 2015 – Midori Sushi

We chanced upon this place purely by accident. Escaping from the rain and just the slight bit hungry, we walked into the mall next to Shibuya station and came across this loooooong queue; being typical Singaporeans we joined the queue then googled this place.

Getting all hyped up reading reviews + waiting for 1.5 hours, we went for the Chef’s special sushi set. There’s an ala-carte menu but most folks just went for the sets, less decision making, more eating time. The sets here are very reasonably priced too.

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So what came out were huge platter of sushis for the 5 of us, with lots of oohing, aahing and photo taking. Everything was great and fresh (though I guess the grass one was a tad suspect). I especially loved the scallop, tuna and ebi sushi, so sweet and delightful. Worth the wait? Yes I thought so

Tokyo Travel Diary June 2015 – Midori Sushi

Tokyo Travel Diary June 2015- Uoriki Kaisen Sushi Restaurant

This place is one of my must-visits everytime I am in tokyo. Firstly, it is awesomely located in Shibuya (next to the train station at the B1 Tokyu Department store. Finding your way there is a tad bit complicated, just walk through the supermarket). Next, it is very reasonably priced and lastly, food here is tasty + fresh without the long queues.

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My sushi platter – featuring everything I like including scallop, minced tuna roll, ebi, anago etc All glistering on my plate waiting to be devoured. so good.

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Well of course, I couldnt resist ordering a side of uni. Only 300 yen (where to find in Singapore man) and so delightfully creamy and good.

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As if we werent delighted enough by our meal, the chef made us the cutest tiniest sushi platter which we of course squealed and ‘oooh’ at it and took countless pics. Who wouldnt!

Tokyo Travel Diary June 2015- Uoriki Kaisen Sushi Restaurant