Experience Japan in Bangkok with zuma’s tasty new Baikingu Brunch that is now available every first Sunday of the month.
By Rich Kantita.
Right at the heart of the city, zuma (lower case deliberately) is located by the St. Regis Hotel (159 Rajadamri Road, BTS: Rajadamri, 02-2252-4707). We welcome its famous Sunday Baikingu Brunch that has taken influences from its sister Hong Kong branch and is now available every first Sunday of the month in Bangkok. Designed by noriyoshi muramatsu who took inspiration from the four elements of earth, fire, water and air, incorporated in creating a very cozy and comfy feel with a cave-like appearance made up of big stones and heavy materials. Although the promotion has only been available for one month, the brunch has proved extremely popular and the list of food on the menu features an amazing set of dishes to indulge in.
Zuma offers an expansive Japanese food buffet and if there’s anything you should know about Japanese food, it’s that you shouldn’t let the sizes fool you. The small bites might look like they will leave you unfulfilled, but I promise you that won’t happen. The feast started with soup/edamame/steamed rice, a selection of nigiri and maki, a sashimi platter and tempura served directly to the table. The buffet includes everything from sushi, sashimi, edamame and black cod to miso soup, a grilled section, a salad bar and more. Japanese food lovers will surely be satisfied with everything Zuma has to deliver. The variety of food at the bar may leave you somewhat confused but worry not; the staff here are willing to guide you through choosing and trying everything. There’s no reason not to try every dish and there are big fresh oysters available that are simply mouth-watering, fresh fish cheeks, succulent ribs and many more choices.
The drinks menu itself is worth a special mention. Zuma’s signature cocktails are light enough for an afternoon alcoholic drink, while a comprehensive wine selection is available with the cellar holding over 2,000 bottles – as well as house sake for a genuine Japanese experience. There are mocktails and soft drinks if you’re not feeling overly daring on a Sunday afternoon as part of the extra beverages package. End the sweet and tasteful journey with a full dessert platter compiled of fresh fruit, cake and ice cream. And if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, the dining extravaganza can even be carried out to the garden section of the restaurant for some fresh air and a sunny atmosphere. THB 1,900++ per person or THB 2,950++ per person inclusive of beverages package.