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Jin-Emon Hermitage, Japanese Style Spaghetti – Bangkok

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Jin-Emon Soi 53

71/1 Soi Sukhumvit Soi 51
Bangkok, 10110
Tel. 08-2796-2837
Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30-1500 (last order 14:00)
Dinner: 17:30-23:00 (last order 22:00)

The original Jin-Emon Restaurant is located in MBK, this new branch called Jin-Emon Hermitage is on Sukhumvit Soi 51 (with an entrance but no parking from Soi 53 as well) is in a Thai house that has been converted into a restaurant; it still looks and feels more like a house than a restaurant.
The concept is good, although the implementation is poor. My wife, a Japanese national, was really looking forward to having spaghetti with authentic Japanese taste such as squid and Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) made with dashi (made from dried bonito) and sprinkled with nori, or spaghetti with Squid and Shiso leaves and other popular Japanese-style spaghetti dishes; she was disappointed with the dish she ordered.

The spaghetti with tomato sauce, was more like a thin tomato juice with chunks of peeled tomatoes and was so bland that it led one to believe that it had been poured directly from the tin without anything added to embellish it. Beef curry (Hayashi) suffered the same fate and tasted as if it had come from a packet. We can give the operators the benefit of the doubt on the food side, as they have only been open a month, although the dirty interior hallway walls, and stains on the rear entrance pathway? Well, I don’t know, maybe they will be cleaned?

Beef Curry at Jin-Emon

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce at Jin-Emon

Spaghetti with Squid & Nori at Jin-Emon