Hello, everyone I am Chifumi Maeda, a Japanese female president living in Bangkok.
Thank you, guys, for visiting this “True comments from Japanese female presidents living in Thailand” blog.
Today’s talk is,
Kitaro Sushi. The place where I go when I want to treat myself with a good, fresh, tasty fish.
A sushi restaurant where the sushi loving Japanese I, would recommend dining at
Kitaro Sushi has its Head Quarter Restaurant in Osaka Japan and also several restaurants in Bangkok
those serve dishes as good as the one in Osaka,
if not better. Among those in Bangkok,
the one that I frequently visit is the one on Sukhumvit Road soi 26, Kitaro Sushi Nihonmachi branch.
In Bangkok branch, a pair of sushi is served at 120 baht
The place has the ambiance of IZAKAYA in Japan,
very lively with gourmet customers. You would feel like as if you were in Japan.
The floor staff welcomes you with energetic
welcome and that’s when your stomach say to you, “OK BOSS, I AM READY!”
On weekends, you better make a reservation
because it is full as soon as the restaurant door opens at 17:00.
Thai diners prefer table seat but, if you want to enjoy your evening with your tongue, your eyes, and your ears,
I recommend you to sit at the counter, like I always do,
where you can see all the action by ITASAN (chef) taking place with his magical technique while dining.
Herring Roe & Kelp “ATE” followed by sashimi…
“ATE” is a dialect from Kinki region in Japan
which means a nibbles or an appetizer on a small dish that comes to your table
before a big dinner arrives. Kinki region is the area surrounding Osaka.
While waiting for main dish, you are nibbling “ATE” watching ITASAN, the chef, in action.
My dear hubby loves to choose his food with his favorite SHOCHU wine that brings out best of the food.
Japan, as you may know, stretches long from south to north
and fish or vegetables that comes on your table varies from one region to another as well as one season to another.
And that is why I order “OMAKASE (chef’s choice)” and see what I should order afterwards.
“OMAKASE” is a very good system for customers as it’s a system
that you can give all the responsibility (?) to chef as he/she will choose the best ingredient that was delivered to his kitchen on the day.
The dish that you always want to have,
be it summer or winter, is “Fugu Sashimi (Tessa)”
I come from Yamagata prefecture,
the northern region of Japan on the Sea of Japan side, City of Sakata,
a fisherman’s village but strange enough, we don’t have Fugu eating culture.
And here I am, sitting on the counter chair in Kitaro enjoying my favorite fish Fugu,
perhaps it is my favorite fish now because I have never had a chance to have Fugu in my hometown.
The restaurant also has “Today’s Recommendation Menu”.
This recommendation menu is prepared with ingredients that were delivered to the kitchen on the day
and therefore they are as fresh and tasty as ingredients can be.
If you are here for the first time and don’t know what to order,
I strongly recommend you to order this Recommendation Menu.
Every time you come here at the restaurant,
there is always something new on the menu and you can be sure that you will get good tasty fish.
There are so many Japanese people living in Bangkok
therefore there are so many Japanese restaurants which makes us Japanese-Bangkokian think living in Bangkok
may be more convenient than living in Japan.
And, we can taste Japanese foods from different prefectures.
(There are 47 prefectures in Japan)
I strongly recommend Kitaro to those fish lovers.
You must visit here, or you are not qualified to talk about good fish if you ask me.
Why Kitaro for your fish?
Information on Kitaro sushi