Friday, June 22, 2012
Gone with the J-taste
Bekku, probably the first, and the best tonkatsu (Japanese deep-fried battered pork cutlet) specialty eatery in town; recently relocated (yes, again!) to Sukhumvit Soi 22, which is a short walk away from its old President Park's location, has lost its original charm and characteristics as a Japanese salaryman hangout and tonkatsu heaven. Now the once famed restaurant is looking more like a Beijing dumpling eatery than a Japanese tonkatsu joint. Food wise, the deep-fried battered pork cutlet is still 'eatable' but the tidbits (side dishes) that come with it (optional, at extra charge) both looked and tasted like some leftovers. I doubt that if the original owner (Khun Mitsutoshi Bekku) still runs this place!
yucky side dishes set, Yuushoku (large) THB 160+, Nagomi (small) THB 120+
tonkatsu curry rice, THB 240+; not-as-good-as-before sauce
tonkatsu set (incl. side dishes, rice, soup, and desserts), THB 499+ for two
tonkatsu filet THB 200+ (with side dishes, rice, soup and ice cream THB 320+)
Tonkatsu Bekku Japanese Restaurant ***
318/1 Sukhumvit Soi 22
Klangtoey, Bangkok 10110
Open daily : lunch 11:30 - 2 pm, dinner 5:30 - 10 pm
Pay (food only for one): around THB 300
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