In The Mood For Love – Sushi Bar & Bistro (Bangkok)

In The Mood For Love, the name is funky for a sushi bar and is based off of the Wong Kar Wai movie. It sets the tone for their specialty rolls which are a mix of funky new styles and old traditional recipes. For the most part, the food was excellent but at the same time, quite expensive for a restaurant in Bangkok. The decor at the restaurant is quite cozy and the seating is nicely spaced.

Sweet 16 – eel . spicy tuna . avocado . shrimp roe . strawberry
The Sweet 16 is the restaurant’s signature maki and showcases their funkiness. Strawberries? I gotta say that I thought this was a bit weird. Who puts strawberries in their sushi? But upon trying it, the sweetness of the strawberries surprisingly went quite well with the spicy tuna. All in all, it was pleasant surprise.

Sweet 16 - eel . spicy tuna . avocado . shrimp roe . strawberry

Guilty but happy – shrimp tempura . ebiko . cream cheese . scallion . mayo . red sauce drizzle . wasabi mayo . nitsume sauce
You can’t really go wrong with shrimp tempura and cream cheese. The shrimp was nice and crispy and the roll tasted good, but perhaps could use a bit less mayo.

Guilty but happy - shrimp tempura . ebiko . cream cheese . scallion . mayo . red sauce drizzle . wasabi mayo . nitsume sauce

Aikamo toban
This is pan-fried duck breast with bunno sauce. The duck was cooked well and very tender whilst the sauce was not too sweet.

C4 – deep fried bbq eel . mozzarella . spicy salmon . cucumber . drizzle of nitsume sauce
Another funky roll as the deep fried BBQ eel was nice and crispy and tasted great with the spice of the spicy salmon.

Spicy tuna roll
There was good spice to the tuna roll and it tasted fresh.

Gindara saikyo yaki
Grilled black cod with miso. With cod being such a fatty fish, it should taste good no matter what you do it. It was grilled nicely with a nice colour and a squeeze of lemon adds nice acidity and taste to the fish.

Black widow roll – soft shell crab . avocado
Soft shell crab and avocado were fresh and nice.

Roku nigiri
More fresh and tasty fish!

Four seasons roll – Thai-French beef with four dippings
A nice light sear on the beef.

Aikamo toban
C4 - deep fried bbq eel . mozzarella . spicy salmon . cucumber . drizzle of nitsume sauce
Spicy tuna roll
Gindara saikyo yaki
Black widow roll - soft shell crab . avocado
Roku nigiri
Four seasons roll - Thai-French beef with four dippings

Recommended:

  • Guilty but happy – shrimp tempura . ebiko . cream cheese . scallion . mayo . red sauce drizzle . wasabi mayo . nitsume sauce
  • C4 – deep fried bbq eel . mozzarella . spicy salmon . cucumber . drizzle of nitsume sauce
  • Aikamo toban

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In The Mood For Love – Sushi Bar & Bistro
9/9, Sukhumvit Soi 36, Klongtuey, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 (near Thong Lo BTS)
+66 02 661 5076

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