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The opening of a new Japanese restaurant on the third floor of Habito Mall seeks to take your hot pot experience to the next level. KRBB, a play on the Thai word “krub,” is also the combined letters of the names of its four beef-loving owners: actor Chakrit “Krit” Yamnarm, Ronnasit Phumma, Ittichai “Big” Benjathanasombat and Pratiroop “Book” Panpiemrasda. The eatery appeases millennial expectations with an Instagram-worthy space decked out with light-colored wooden furniture. A long communal table dominates the eating area. Meats are stored in display cabinets for you to choose from but are sliced in the adjacent butcher’s room. Three types of wagyu—they claim to have some of the best from Japan—are available. The highlight is the Japanese Ozaki, a rare beef that is only grown on the farm of breeder Muneharu Ozaki in the Miyazaki prefecture. Also on offer is Oni, a legendary wagyu from Chika prefecture and Hokkaido’s F-1 premium beef. Your choice of meat is cooked to your preference (yakiniku-style, shabu-shabu or grilled). KRBB also throws a special feast every month where some of the best chefs in the country take turn to create tasting menus that combine their signature cooking styles with KRBB’s premium beef (B4,500 with sake pairing). On 29 and 30 March, chef Weerawat Triyasenawat from Samuay and Sons in Udon Thani injects spicy Isan flavors into dishes like Hokkaido wagyu spicy pla salad served with ant’s eggs.
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For years, these Chinese merchants (a father and his son) ran the Foojohn Company on Charoenkrung Soi 31. When they decided to discontinue the business, a group of entrepreneurs swooped in to acquire the classic five-story shophouse the company was located in, preventing the razing of yet another heritage structure. Keeping the name Foojohn, the shophouse has been reincarnated as a retro-style, East-meets-West restaubar. The first and second floors are now complete, unveiled as a bar called Foudejoie, while the top floors are dedicated to a beer bar and asteakhouse to be managed by adifferent group. Walk into Foudejoie and you are greeted with dim lighting and anostalgic vibe set to mimic a ’70s Hong Kong-style bistro. Decked out with a long wall-length mirror, booth seats and old-school mosaic tiles, it’s a setting you can easily imagine in one of Hong Kongese director Wong Kar-wai’s films. Expect light, Parisian-style bites such as cured meat and cheese served on a chopping board, as well as savory and sweet crêpes. Go forthe Parisienne, which combines dried ham, raclette cheese, egg and chives (B200) or the Foie Gras (B240),which plays up the creamy texture of goose liver bits mixed with the bittersweet tang of liquor-infused raisins. The bistro also prides itself on its affordable selection oftop-quality French wines (startsfrom B140/a glass). Upstairs, a Prohibition-themed cocktail bar is lorded over by chatty French mixologist Antoine Loubry. Disclosing a preference
Golden Coins Taproom
After ardous attempts to make their brand legit in Thailand, Golden Coins take things a step further by bringing their kegs to a taproom concept with an eponymous named bar. It was a long journey for founder Pieak Pipattanaphon, who started the brand in 2011, pioneering the local craft beer industry and becoming one of the first-talked about Thai craft beers. In 2015, he opend Let The Boy Die in the Chinatown, the first bar in Bangkok to serve only Thai craft beer on tap. The future of Thai craft beer still remains uncertain, with many Thai brewers, including Golden Coins, needing to partner up with local breweries in neighboring countries to produce batches of beer before importing them back to Thailand just to make the entire process more legal. Replacing the old spot of Butterscotch ice cream shop at Ekkamai Shopping Mall, Golden Coins Taproom features six taps dedicated to the brand's different beer styles (in the future you can expect more brews on rotation). Golden Coins is known for their IPA and Pale Ale beers, and beer lovers would do themselves a favor by trying the Wish Do, an American-style Pale Ale brew. The Happy Stout is another blockbuster. Containing five percent stout, this style is easy to drink and smells just like cookies and cream — it may actually be a little too sweet if you're more into bitter IPAs. (Beers start from B180/glass.) The food menu has more variety than in Let The Boy Die, combining a range of beer chow from all over the world. You can
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One of the franchise of the well-known W Hotel, W Bangkok integrated Thai Culture with Western style beautifully throughout the hotel and its facilities. A Boxing ring is used to separate the VIP zone at Woobar. The elevator is decorated colorfully inspired by the light of Tuk Tuk. Hanuman, from Thai myth, welcomes all the guest in front of SWEAT fitness. Not to mention their exquisite service, W retains their concept of Whatever/Whenever to keep all customer pleased.
The restaurant has everything from familiar menus such as Nam Prik Long Rua serving together with vegetables, Thai omlette and bitter melon soup with minced pork. The others are quite rare to see in normal Thai restaurant. The best bet would be Pla Haeng Tangmo, diced watermelon with crispy little fish is perfect for summer while Kanom Pa Pai, the rare Thai dessert making of green beans is so yummy that 5 pieces are barely enough. Here also serves monthly special menu as Khao Chae in April. We’re still waiting for the new menu in May but we are so ready for this mysterious dish.
Silom Art Hostel
Silom Art Hostel changes your mind about all hostels being “risky, too public and dissatisfying.” Giving off the vibe of a boutique hotel, this colorful, unique four-story building was decorated by an experienced architect who plays a big role in designing many of the city’s upscale hotels. Here, the desire and imagination inspired by Bangkok is reflected in every little detail. The mezzanine features a cozy TV room and a small sized business center, as well as a comfy-looking hammock. Different types of rooms are available: shared rooms and bathrooms, ensuite rooms with twin beds or king-sized beds. The fourth floor houses the women’s dormitory, which requires a keycard to enter. Ladies don’t have to worry about security anymore.