Real review: Delicious Wagyu Beef is waiting for you at restaurant “Wagyu Shin” @ Ekamai

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.

 

The restaurant I am going to talk about today is

“Wagyu Shin” the one and only restaurant in Bangkok

that serves the KOBE WINE-BEEF.

 

salad and Bijin tomato

Salad dish that comes with the lunch set menu. Modest scent of Yuzu (Citrus junos) gently kisses your cheek. Tomato they use for the salad is the “Bijin Tomato”. “Bijin Tomato” is Japanese variety sweet tomato cultivated in Phetchabun province in Thailand

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So, what is a “WAGYU” don’t you wonder?

Nowadays, we often see term of “WAGYU” in restaurant sign boards and PRs.

 

Allow me to “lecture” you before you go and feed yourselves with “WAGYU”.

So, there are 4 types of “WAGYU”.

 

Japanese black (Kuroge Washu)

Japanese Brown cattle (Aka Ushi)

Japanese Shorthorn (Nihon Tankakushu)

Japanese Polled Cattle (Mukaku Washu)

 

Crossbred with these 4 types of cows become what we call “WAGYU”.

Out of these 4 types of “WAGYU” beefs, it is the “Japanese black (Kuroge Washu)”

that covers 90% of the “WAGYU” market.

And it is most likely that the “WAGYU” that are consumed here in Thailand

is also this Japanese black (Kuroge Washu).

 

This Japanese black (Kuroge Washu) is very rare and special around the world

and is controlled by “Individual identification number” and “Pedigree”.

And producers’ information (pedigree of the cattle,

control method, selection standard of the breed cow or bull) is traceable.

 

We often see on the restaurant menus mentioning “WAGYU”

but it could be a “WAGYU” coming from Australia or USA farms.

 

So, all the “WAGYUs” don’t come from breeders in Japan

but it could also be coming from Australia or US breeders carrying Japanese “WAGYU Pedigree”

and these “WAGYUs” are not same as those “WAGYUs” looked after and bred in Japan.

 

And now, what in the world is a KOBE WINE BEEF?

The restaurant Wagyu Shin that I am going to talk about today

is very special restaurant that specially serves “KOBE WINE BEEF”.

The KOBE WINE BEEF is bred only in the Hikami Ranch

located in the large paddy field area in the Tamba region in the Northeastern part of Hyogo prefecture.

 

 

 

It is Japanese black (Kuroge Washu) that is bred only in this ranch fed with grape pomace,

the residuals from making famous Kobe wine.

It’s been over 20 years since I came to Thailand

but when I was living in Japan, I’ve never had a KOBE WINE BEEF.

 

Clear soup from tomatoes and ox tail. It has an aroma of truffle oil

Clear soup from tomatoes and ox tail. It has an aroma of truffle oil

 

Wagyu Shin’s real review

Wagyu Shin restaurant is run by a Japanese couple, husband and wife,

and the husband is the chef. He has been working in Conrad Bangkok here in Thailand.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

I thought that it was best to order steak if I want to enjoy the taste of the KOBE WINE BEEF. So I did.

And I was very much impressed with the just the right amount of fat,

that the WAGYU has, spreading in my mouth

and it’s not just soft and juicy but it also let you enjoy the fleshiness it has.

It’s been quite some time since I had such

 

WAGYU-ness WAGYU…

 

the restaurant really left a good impression on me.

 

“Shoulder roast or Chuck”. Cooked medium rare

“Shoulder roast or Chuck”. Cooked medium rare

 

I also tried their lunch set menu the other day.

 

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

Lunch menu

 

Carpaccio caught my eye, so I had to order “Beauty Healthy Set menu”.

The set menu comes with salad, soup, mini chirashi-sushi, and dessert.

 

“Carpaccio” that I ordered with my lunch set menu

“Carpaccio” that I ordered with my lunch set menu

 

Carpaccio as well as the sauce on carpaccio is very good taste

but I tried the carpaccio with the WASABI that came with the chirashi-sushi.

Just like many Japanese people, I also like to have my beef with WASABI.

 

Mini Chirashi-sushi came with the lunch set menu

Mini Chirashi-sushi came with the lunch set menu

 

The mini chirashi-sushi came with the set menu was also very good.

Not too much but enough portion.

If you love to try several different dishes, the amount is just perfect.

Mini chirashi-sushi is very pretty to look at too.

So much so that it is often expressed as a “jewelry box”.

 

Mango ice cream for dessert

Mango ice cream for dessert

 

You can choose dessert from maccha-green tea, vanilla, or mango, so I went for mango.

Your mouth is refreshed with the dessert.

 

You can really enjoy foods from various Japanese regions.

As I come from a country side in Japan,

I was able to taste Japanese foods from many areas in Japan compared to

what I could have when I was in my village back then.

Why I recommend “Wagyu Shin”

The one and only Japanese restaurant in Thailand that we can enjoy the “KOBE WINE BEEF”

The restaurant resides in a single standing house which gives a very relaxing atmosphere.

Parking place available. No need to run around looking for a parking spot.

Information on “Wagyu Shin”

Address: Ekamai Soi 10 (Yeak 6

Budget: for lunch (400900 THB, for dinner 1,5003,000 THB

For reservation: :(TEL02-227-0857

FB:https://www.facebook.com/wagyushinbangkok

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Chifumi Maeda
I am Chifumi Maeda, a Japanese who lives in Thailand
I have lived in Thailand since 1998 and started my business in Thailand in 2001`.

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