One of our largest malls is Central World Plaza. Formerly known as the World Trade Center (and renamed a few years after the September 11th attacks for obvious reasons), this mall underwent a doubling in size and renovation about three years ago. Something that Central World Plaza has an amazing number of is restaurants.
The entire top floor of the mall is nothing but restaurants, easily thirty sit-down restaurants situated shoulder to shoulder. A few weeks ago, Tawn and I decided to visit one we hadn’t tried before, Yura An Cafe, a nominally “modern” Japanese sushi restaurant.
The restaurant is bright and has a clean design. There is also an outdoor seating area that offers a broad view of the Rajaprarop – Rama I intersection.
There is a chalk board inside the restaurant playfully explaining the restaurant’s philosophy. “What is special about Japanese food?” “It’s very healthy & delicate and takes lots of skill.”
The Yura An roll, avocado and faux crab meat with fried tempura crumbs. Enjoyable crunch.
Japanese “bruschetta” with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Fried soft shell crab spring rolls served over salad. Tasty, but a little too much mayonnaise dressing.
Stir fried pork with kim chi served over rice. Very tasty dish.
All in all, a very nice restaurant. Good service, nice ambience and tasty food. Not terribly authentic when it comes to Japanese food, but an interesting mixture of flavors from across Asia.