was invited by my great food friend David (https://www.instagram.com/the.hungry….) with Sir Panwa hotel in Phuket to come for one of the greatest food pop-ups ever in Thailand. The first night we had sushi by Master Chef Hiroyuki Sato, and it was by far the most amazing sushi meal omakase experience I’ve ever had. The next night was Kobe beef night, and along with a selection of the best wagyu cuts, the highlight of the night was a giant hunk of Kobe Beef A5, the top of the best.
But before the Kobe beef evening started, we first spent some time during the day at Sri Panwa. I took a few swims, had breakfast, and then for lunch we went into Phuket town with David and the chefs, and at the legendary Raya Restaurant. The food is quite good, and you’ll find Phuket style southern Thai food there.
Wagyu Mafia – Wagyu Mafia were the stars of the event. And they are originally Kobe beef dealers, so they know the best cuts of beef and the best farmers. Now they have a members restaurants in Tokyo as well, but still deal in the best wagyu beef. They brought a selection of wagyu beef from Japan including a $3000 (that’s the wholesale price, probably lots more at a restaurant), Kobe beef A5 (which is the best of the best) ribeye. It was one of the most insanely delicious things I’ve ever tasted in my life.
Here’s our entire menu of courses that we at at the Wagyu Mafia event at Sri Panwa:
Homemade beef jerky (Ozaki Beef A5 BMS8)
Kotecchan satay stick grill
Ozaki beef krapao (A5 BMS8)
Ozaki beef tendon tom yum (A5 BMS8)
Ozaki beef nigiri sushi
Tako yaki with wagyu
Kobe beef ribeye (Kobe Beef A5 BMS11)
Hakata style ramen
Mango rice cake
Wagyu tom yum
It was truly a beef meal that will create a lifetime memory!
Thank you to Wagyu Mafia, David, Khun Wan, and everyone from Sri Panwa hotel for organizing this event and for inviting me to attend.
DISCLOSURE: I was not paid to make this video. But I was invited to attend this event at Sri Panwa, and I did not pay for my stay or for the meal.