Year in review: Bangkok’s best new restaurants

Printed in CNN GO, 29 December Restaurants come and go every year in Bangkok. Here’s a look at the top eateries with staying power that joined the city’s dining scene in 2011.  Mugendai Tempura and Sushi Bar   Mugendai’s long bar, where you can watch the head sushi chef at work, is the most popular spot in the restaurant. Style:Japanese fine dining  Thailand had been lacking specialized Japanese restaurants, with most often lumping their food preparation methods into one bundle. But Mugendai does only tempura and sushi, all made with fresh fish caught and delivered from Japan’s famed Tsukiji market. Which, as might be expected, comes with a price. The menu changes daily, depending on the catch of the day. The sushi stresses the importance of fresh, grade-A ingredients, and the tempura is made according to traditional Japanese tempura house methods.…

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