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.