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Eating Japanese in Bangkok

My favorite? Shakariki 432

What was said in the subtitle. For me, Shakariki 432 is my favorite best ราเม็ง in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s not as tightly priced as Imoya, but its quality and also the ambience of the place make up for it. If I want to pay tribute to the Japanese, I always go to this restaurant, which is also easy to get to by being near Asok. But I like to go there at night and I don’t think they open during the day either.

It’s even more Japanese than Imoya, although inside the place they have a Thai flag to compensate. On the other hand, the girls at the entrance are Japanese and don’t speak Thai or English, as their idea is to attract Japanese customers. You can already imagine which is their majority audience.

As soon as you enter Shakariki 432, you will realize that you are in a more Japanese place than Japan itself. Employees shout at you – something very normal in Tokyo – even louder than in most places to eat Japanese around here. There’s a notable commotion, cooks laugh and cook in front of everyone, and the atmosphere is purely festive. Okay, it’s also full of Japanese people doing what they do best, which is getting drunk after work.

It’s a more expensive place, but it’s worth it. The most recommendable part of their menu is the Japanese casserole, a kind of suki that is served boiling and with the fire on your table where you can go pouring meat, vegetables or whatever you choose. How about everything else? Excellent. Whatever you try from their menu, you’ll be convinced. Satisfaction guaranteed

Its price hurts more, but it’s worth it. And it’s still cheaper than many Japanese restaurants in Bangkok every step of the way, especially in tourist areas. Likewise, if you order a suki, some sushi, some ironing and takoyaki, you won’t pay more than about 15 euros per person. That’s by drinking alcohol. Without a doubt, you won’t find anything like it in Spain.

Getting there is easy, as it is in Asok. The best way is to take the BTS or subway and go up to Petchaburi on the right side. To get there, from the Asok junction the best way is to go to Grand Millennium, the hotel that looks like Barcelona’s W and is easily seen. When you reach the height of the hotel, go ahead, cross the Asok soi 1 and start looking to the right. You will see that there are some subways with restaurants, Shakariki 432 is in the background.

If you want to find it with GPS, just look for P.S. Tower Asok on Google Maps and you’ll see how to get there, or you can look up more details on their Facebook page. Remember about the subway and keep the photo of the entrance at the beginning of the review. Essential.

To eat Japanese is to eat ramen

My favorite dish in Japanese gastronomy. Whoever tries ramen ends up loving it, and no doubt in Japan you realize that the best option for everyday life is to eat Japanese based on these soups whose preparation process is really complex. Everyone can try to make a ramen substitute, but only those who really treat it as an art are capable of doing something serious.

In Bangkok, eating ramen is extremely easy, beyond fast food offers such as Hachiban or Oishii, although these can save you a midday. And if someone in Spain doesn’t know this dish, I highly recommend visiting Ramen Ya Hiro in Barcelona or Oishii Ramen in Madrid. Although what you find in Bangkok surpasses every option in our country, both restaurants are very good.

eat Japanese bangkok Ramen King

There I am in Ramen King. An attempt to represent Sapporo’s Ramen Street that didn’t succeed and ended up closing.

Almost any ramen restaurant in Japanese areas of Bangkok may surprise you – for example in Thong Lo-, and if you want a spectacular experience, visit Ramen King is recommended. It’s a small ramen-only shopping centre – so amazing – with all the restaurants open to the public and competitions between its various chefs. It’s expensive, quite expensive – about six euros per ramen – but it’s very attractive and delicious. You can find it at the corner of Rama IV and Sukhumvit 26, and you can see in the photo that it is easy to see. Update 2015: Ramen King is permanently closed.

While I recommend going to Ramen King for the experience it offers, I also say it’s not the best ramen place in Bangkok, let alone the one at the best price. I try all that I find and know quite a few, but I will give you an option that never fails. Fujiyama Go Go 55.

The name is not new to the Japanese. Fujiyama 55 has several very popular stores in the main cities of Japan. Beyond that, it has a restaurant in the Thai capital and also a very successful one in Hong Kong.

To emphasize its quality, just say that the main location of this restaurant, in the always great area of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, is for many of the Hong Kong “the best ramen in the center of the island. That’s nothing.

I understand that they have opened a second restaurant in Bangkok in the Asiatique area. But where I usually go is the original, in Sukhumvit 39. It’s very easy to get there, just go to soi 39, very close to Phrom Phong’s BTS, and walk about ten minutes to see the restaurant on the right hand side. It is in a Japanese business area where there is also an onsen (Japanese bathroom) and free parking.

It doesn’t matter what you order for ramen in Fujiyama Go-Go 55. Everything is going to be excellent. Although, of course, you should try ramen and all the appetizers that come with it, like the excellent homemade gyozas they serve. The drink is free and they don’t charge for the service, which makes it excellent value for money. It deserves a visit yes or yes.