Japanese model Yabe Yuna introduces “Bakkai” izakaya at the beachside in Thailand

19.December.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Hi, everyone!

Yuna Yabe here!

 

This is a continuation of my previous article where I showcased Si Racha in Thailand to everyone. Today I’m introducing you to a Japanese izakaya that you should definitely visit if you’re on holiday!

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This is the izakaya we went to – it’s called “Bakkai”.

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It’s easy to see if you look at a map, but…
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It really is next to the ocean. No, in fact it wouldn’t be too much to say that it’s actually IN the ocean – that’s how close to the sea it is!

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The fact that it’s by the sea just makes it the best location. The terrace area was seated by couples eating and in very good spirits…

I thought a lot about it, like how it makes the perfect spot for a date, and so on.

 

Gotta pull myself together… Moving on, I interviewed the staff working there!

I asked them what the most popular item on the menu is.
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While flicking through the splendid menu, they told me it was the sashimi combination in the top left!

 

That sashimi combination sure looks good… I want to eat it…

I was drooling the moment I was shown the menu!

It seems most of the sashimi is imported from Japan.

It cost 799 THB which would be ¥2,800 in Japan.

70% of the customers at this izakaya are Japanese people living in Si Racha.

Part of the reason there’s so many tourists is because there’s a lot of hotels nearby!

So I’m not the only one that misses Japanese food even when traveling.

“Bakkai” has been open for nearly 15 years. The lady started working here a year ago.

 

I asked her why she works at a Japanese izakaya, and she said:

“It’s fun talking with the Japanese customers. A lot of them can speak Thai and their mannerisms are good, so talking is fun.”

I got kind of happy like I was being praised a lot… (what am I saying).

It seems she likes Japanese people, so that made me really happy.

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I took a photo with the staff to commemorate my visit 🥂 What a wonderful time…

Oh, I mustn’t forget to post the food I ate too!
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The food line-up is faithfully reminiscent of Japan.

Tempura, California rolls, tekkamaki, yakitori.

Ooh, I wanna eat.

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“Bakkai” is just like a real izakaya in Japan that you can enjoy at a beachside location.

And even though it’s in a place like Si Racha, I think it’s an especially good restaurant.

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If you’re on a trip in Thailand and are longing for a bit of Japan, then please be sure to stop by Bakkai♩

 

Writer: Yuna Yabe(@yunaaay1030)

 

◼︎Information

Bakkai

Address: 18 Neptune Road, Si Racha 20110, Thailand

Open: 11:00-23:00
Telephone: +66 38771721

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