One of the best things about traveling is discovering new food. The exposure to other ethnic cuisine and the vibrant creativity of culinary artists broadens the world and my relationship to cooking and pleasure. It’s like discovering new art you’ve never imagined before and it’s just thrilling.
While in Bangkok, Omu Rice was this kind of discovery for me. Relatively new to Japanese cuisine, Omu Rice was created around the turn of the 20th century in Japan and is considered western influenced Japanese cuisine or, Yoshoku. Typically, Omu Rice is a fried rice with a variety of different fillings topped with or wrapped with an omelet. Ketchup is commonly poured over it, but over the years creativity has had it’s way with it and the sauces and combinations can be heavenly.
I’m a creature of habit, so I like to find food I am really excited about in the first few days of being in a city and then I tend to frequent them often. While in Bangkok I went to Omu Rice, a restaurant off of Ekomai Rd (Sukhamvit Soi 69) quite a few times.
I had Omu Rice and a salad for breakfast, I had it for lunch and I had it for dinner towards the end of my stay. This place offered a variety of different sauces from tomato based to cream based, to soyu based. The combos were endless, and there were of course vegetarian offerings, sea food offerings and meat based offerings for the rice filler.
I am desperate for some one to bring this to Maui. It’s perfect for any meal of the day and has both the taste of comfort food, and the simple beauty of refined cuisine.