Unkai @ Bangkok Crowne Plaza
June 30, 2013
The Crowne Plaza has a reasonably tempting tagline for its Japanese restaurant: Discover why Unkai is always the popular choice for Bangkok residents seeking authentic Japanese recipes.
This journey of discovery begins with sesame-studded broccoli, one of my favorite veggies.
Hot broth, brimming with lotus root, asparagus, mushrooms, carrots & fishcakes.
A savory, protein-packed selection of cooked egg, meat & seafood.
Raws more welcome: the ubiquitous salmon & tuna sashimi, fresh as can be expected.
Unkai is a porky restaurant, so we leaped at the chance to have crisply breaded pork loin.
Chawanmushi, alongside a simple lettuce-&-tomato salad in sesame dressing.
Rice with pickled veggies. All in all, everything tastes true to the art of Japanese cooking, with well-composed ingredients.
Miso soup before we say sayonara (or should we bid sawatdee?).
Might prefer ice cream to fruits, but fine, this is healthier.
Crowne Plaza Bangkok, Lumpini Park, Thailand.