Posts Tagged ‘Shochu’

BBQ Carnival & Sushi-Cyu – Bangkok

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Sushi Bar

3rd Floor,CRC Tower#303-4
All SeasonsPlace.87/2
Wireless Rd., Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330
946 Rama IV Road
Bangkok 10500
+66 (0) 2 251 1995
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:30 am – 2pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm (Weekdays)
5pm – 10pm(Sat, Sun & National Holidays)
Henmi, Executive Chef (Mobile):085-142-5149
Tomizawa, Manager (Mobile):087-064-1887
Credit Cards: All Major
Prices: Moderate

As you enter the two restaurants, which are side by side, the sushi bar is off to the right and the Japanese-style BBQ is at the back and on the left.
Sushi-chu imports fresh seafood that is transported from Tsukiji, the best fish market in Tokyo, three times a week by air. They are able to do this since their head office is located in Chichibu, Japan and overseen by General Manager, Fukushima.
Henmi, the Executive Chef and Shimizu, Chef are serving you at the sushi counter.
The sushi is absolutely fresh; they do not depend on anything else to embellish the taste.
The Japanese BBQ restaurant follows the original recipes from Tokyo Calbi House using special Calbi sauce. The Japanese BBQ chef is, 26 years old, Sutsakrn Wongtakee he has had 13 years experience in preparing meat.

It is also very pleasant that in this combo of restaurants you have the opportunity to start with sushi or sashimi as an appetizer and then follow with Japanese BBQ.
Carnival has a broad selection of Japanese Sake and Shochu.
The Japanese barbecue is certainly the best quality you can find in Bangkok and the sushi that is imported from Japan is fresh and excellent as well.

Two very good glasses of Shochu that I tried, although quite different in style, were Kurokirishima and Tekkan both made from potatoes, and both priced at 220 Baht.

Tokkuri-Tei – Honolulu

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

611 Kapahulu Ave, Ste.102
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel.(808) 739-2800
Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mon-Sat 5:30 p.m.- Midnight
Credit Cards: MC, V

With the exception of the wreathing masses that will eat any junk food put in front of them, Hawaii is certainly not regarded by the savvy diner as a culinary destination by any means. It is always a challenge to find even passable food and the prices are always high for any restaurant no matter what the quality. With this in mind, we were so happy to find this down-to-earth sushi place, Tokkuri-Tei on Kapahulu quite a few years ago. My wife is Japanese, so I trust her search and find methods. We have tried other more elaborately decorated sushi bars but when it comes to sushi, in the end result nothing really matters but the freshness and quality of the fish. In this department the owner, Kazuhiro Mitake, who personally makes his own selections every morning from the fish market, always comes back with the best quality fish. Besides his great knowledge of aquatic vertebrates he also knows a great deal about sake and offers a large selection of noteworthy bottles.

It is advisable to book a seat at the sushi bar or even the tables as it can become very busy on most evenings.