Supersized Japanese food in Thong Lor


Genpukan may look like any other Japanese grill house you would find around Bangkok, but this restaurant in Thong Lor serves giant-sized Karubi don and Butadon (beef and pork rice bowl) that would leave all foodies gasping.   


Succulent meat and veggies


Just a few minutes’ walk from Thong Lor BTS station, we found ourselves at a table in Genpukan with a street view. The set-up looks much like how a Japanese izakaya is like.

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Once ready, we ordered both their Karubi don and Butadon to try, each weighing around 1kg.

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Despite their super sizes, each dish was only ฿199 (~USD6.50). And in case you fear that’s not enough for your hungry tummy, you can even add more meat for just ฿99 (~USD3) for both pork and beef options. 

However, the add on comes as fresh beef/pork, which you must cook yourself at the table’s grill. 

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Unlike some locations where “giant foods” come with 80% carbs and 20% ingredients, the huge portions here aren’t just a mountain of steamed rice. Each dish came with layers after layers of grilled meat around it, topped with a rich egg, kimchi, and veggies.

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Both the beef and pork came sliced and thoroughly grilled, giving it an aromatic charcoal scent. I personally preferred the leaner cut of beef, but if you prefer a bit of fat in your meat then I’d recommend going for pork. 

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The meat was well seasoned with Japanese-style sauce which had a sweet and savoury taste. Mixing the yolk around made everything really creamy, which was cut nicely by the crunchy vegetables and spicy kimchi.


Share the meal with friends


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Needless to say, Genpukan’s Karubi Don and Butadon are best when sharing with friends or family. Where a weekend dinner or after-work get together, this restaurant is perfect for any occasion since it’s super easy to get to. 

Genpukan (Thong Lor)
Address: 41, 43 Thong Lor Rd, Klongton-Nua Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 5PM – 12.30AM | Sunday: 5PM – 11PM
Nearest Train Station: Thong Lor BTS
Telephone: (+66)02 712 7901
Website


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