Totally not kimono but I can’t help but share these!
I went to the newly opened Morimoto Bangkok today and it was SO AWESOME! (Yes, that Iron Chef Morimoto)
Almost everything was Thai-Japanese fusion. You wouldn’t think of tom yam infused black pepper teppanyaki steak but it was balanced surprisingly well! The absolute best part was dessert - do not skip! They have a s'more with kuromitsu graham, smoked soy chocolate mousse and homemade marshmallow - my colleague and I just stared at the dish slack-jawed in amazement after our first taste.
In order of appearance:
1) Morimoto Bangkok logo on the menu!
2) soft shell crab roll
3) unagi roll - the extra dab of sauce on top was the perfect finishing touch!
4) fresh oyster with foie gras, sea urchin and teriyaki sauce - so indulgent!
5) hamachi taco, with taco shells made of deep fried gyoza skin, and the hamachi sashimi filling tossed in yuzu koshou dressing
6) ramen-laksa fusion noodle soup dish made of a combination of tonkotsu broth and red curry
7) black pepper steak, with a tom yum infused sauce
8) hamachi ishiyaki, with pickled daikon and carrot - there was a huge blob of yuzu koshou on top, which brought everything together beautifully
9) s'more with kuromitsu graham, smoked soy chocolate mousse and homemade marshmallow - THIS WAS AMAZING
10) Mori monkey bread, with brioche stuffed with banana cream and drizzled with caramel, and banana chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream on the side
Planning more trips to Bangkok just so I can eat everything on the menu eventually *__*
If anyone comes to the region, please try this place!
This painting I created in Chiangmai, Thailand for a show I had in Bangkok @ the Jam Factory earlier this year…it’s a large canvas that soon will be permanently displayed in a Duangrit Bunnag (architect) designed hotel in Bangkok.
Wat Samphran is a Buddhist temple that lies about 40 km west of Bangkok, Thailand. The 17-storey-tall tower is sheathed by a dragon statue, the body of which is hollow and contains a staircase for tourists to climb; however, the stairs are so old and in such a state of disrepair that some sections cannot be traversed, and it is impossible to climb all the way to the top.
Despite its stunning appearance, Wat Samphran is rarely mentioned in guide books, and is unmarked on maps. Nobody knows who or when it was built.