[Updated 11/07/2015 : I have since been informed that Koji’s place in Ekkamai has shut down. I’ve contacted Koji and am waiting to find out more]
My head is on fire and my nose is runny, but were it not for the kindness of the owner of 男の割, Koji Suzuki, I would not have had the strength to write this.
Wait until you hear the story, then judge.
Over the last couple of days, you could say that I’d been enjoying myself a little bit too much.
But who could blame me, my German had come to see me.
Long distance relationships are hard, and they don’t get easier just because you’re married.
Anyway, long story short, I found myself on the wrong side of Tuesday, (now feeling) sick, alone in my tiny apartment and with nothing in my fridge but broccoli and a rather generous bunch of mint leaves.
I made a soothing tea with the mint, had the broccoli steamed with some rice, but before I could go out to restock my supplies, the fever hit.
Don’t ask me where it came from.
But I’ve been lying in bed ever since.
I don’t know what’s worse, being sick, or being sick and having nobody to take care of you.
That’s when I called Koji.
Koji own a sushi restaurant in Ekamai 23. Its small, cheap and the food is delicious.
For a time, it was my haunting ground.
I don’t know why I stopped going, but I have to admit that I’m easily swayed by shiny things.
It came to me, as I was lying in bed sneezing uncontrollably. I remembered a brief conversation where he’d offered to deliver food to me, should I need it.
Well if ever I needed it, it was now. I could barely move.
In less than an hour, and with the usual beaming and smiling face he wears, Koji himself was here with my curry rice, rainbow sushi rolls and my all time favorite… tamago yaki.
All for 280 baht. Xe.com puts that at about £5.66.
All too often we expect good service for great prices. But I say I got excellent service for nothing.
Koji is a gem.
That is why, still lying in bed, but some bits of sushi rice sticking out of my hair (and whilst the overwhelming feeling of gratitude is not forgotten or lessened), I would like to thank Koji Suzuki.
The address for his restaurant is:
Grand Hi-Tech Tower
64/1 Ekamai Soi 23
If you’re looking for somewhere to go, that serves fresh (but cheap) home-styled Japanese food, why not visit him?
Who knows, you’ll probably catch me there, when I’m better of course.