Pad thai na pad thai ako sa’yo!
The essence of Thai food is all about harmony – achieving the perfect balance between sweet, sour, hot and salty.
You’ve got pungent fresh herbs like lemongrass and galangal that complements the kick of spices, while the salty sauces are tempered with slightly sweet and acidic flavors! You’ll find yourself digging in for more and more and more!
This often underrated cuisine is finally gaining popularity in the city. Get ready to be transported to the streets of Bangkok – these restaurants will definitely leave you tongue Thai-ed!
10. Azuthai – Makati
Azuthai is known to cater to large families and friends who love to eat home-style Thai cuisine that’s prepared by the famousThai Chef Watee. Get ready to feast and savor the authentic Thai spices and seasonings!
It’s for those who are looking for vegetarian options
It’s not for those who don’t like crowdy restaurants
Recommended dishes: Thai Bagoong Fried Rice, Yellow Prawn Curry, Pandan Chicken
9. Easy Tiger – multiple branches
Easy Tiger is a quick-service restaurant that serves authentic Thai comfort food at an affordable price. Their first branch in the Metro can be found at The Corner Market at The Podium, but now they’ve branched out to BGC and Eastwood!
It’s for those who love fast-food, but want to veer away from the usual joints.
It’s not for people who want a sit-down dinner.
Recommended dishes: Pad Thai, Thai Fresh Spring Rolls, and Thai Milk Tea.
8. Thai BBQ Original Restaurant – multiple branches
Thai BBQ Original Restaurant offers diners a tantalizing taste of Thailand. Nearly every dish is a punchy yet balanced blend of five flavors: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. The Los Angeles food chain, well-loved by many Asian-Americans, is popular for their BBQ Spareribs, Sate Combination, and sweet desserts.
It’s for meat lovers.
It’s not for people who can’t take spice.
Recommended dishes: Sate Combination, Green Curry, and Spring Rolls.
7. People’s Palace – Greenbelt 3
Another concept from Chef Colin Mackay (Sala Bistro, Blackbird) is People’s Palace – a modern Thai restaurant tucked in the Garden Side of Greenbelt 3 considered a benchmark in Manila’s culinary map for Thai cuisine.
It’s for those who want to enjoy Thai food in a more refined setting.
It’s not for people on a tight budget.
6. Siam Thai BBQ – Kapitolyo
Siam Thai is a sports bar and restaurant that offers Thai grilled meats, seafood, hot pot, and more. It’s the ideal place to gather all your buddies over authentic and flavorful Thai classics in the hip and chill atmosphere!
It’s for big groups who want a lively place to eat with good beer!
It’s not for those looking for a quiet date spot. You can expect it to get a bit loud in here when they have a live band or sports events playing.
Recommended dishes: their mookata - a Thai-style grill that's a bit like a combination of K-BBQ and Chinese hotpot as well as their Thai milk tea!
5. Crying Tiger Street Kitchen – Poblacion
Crying Tiger is owned by the same geniuses behind two well-loved Latin American street concepts: El Chupacabra and Senor Pollo. This hole-in-the-wall joint is ideal for late night drinks and after-work dinners.
It’s for people who need a pre-game spot.
It’s not for people who enjoy their peace and quiet while dining.
4. Khao Khai Thai Chicken House – Poblacion and Quezon City
Hidden in the busy streets of Poblacion, Khao Khai is a laidback eatery that specializes in Northern Thailand cuisine. Namely, their Bangkok “Street Cart” Style Fried Chicken known as Gai Tod.
It’s for people who love them their crispy fried chicken!
It’s not for those looking for the Thai classic, Pad Thai.
3. Nara Thai – SM Megamall
Voted as Bangkok’s Best Thai Cuisine Place, Nara Thai offers flavorful Thai favorites like shrimp pomelo salad, pad thai, tom yum and shrimp cakes. What they hope to offer diners is five-star worthy meal in a mall setting.
It’s for groups of people who want an array of options.
It’s not for people who are allergic to shellfish as there are a lot of seafood items.
Recommended dishes: the Pandan Chicken, Pomelo Salad, Tom Yum Goong, Pla Gao Neung Ma Nao (steamed lapu-lapu), and Prawn Ceviche.
2. Basil – multiple branches
Basil is an authentic Thai restaurant that first gained popularity in White Plains, Katipunan.
It’s for those who love intimate, garden-inspired restaurants.
It’s not for you if you prefer fine-dining, luxurious settings
Recommended dishes: the Thai Bagoong Rice, Crispy Fish with Green Mango Salad, Tom Yum, and of course, Pad Thai.
1. Mango Tree – Bonifacio High Street
Those who have dined in Mango Tree claim that the restaurant offers “the best of the four regions of Thailand.” With it’s beautiful interiors, Mango Tree is definitely for those who like to dine in style.
It’s for you if you want a grand setting and are willing to spend big
It’s not for you if you prefer hole-in-the-wall type eateries.
Recommended dishes: Miang Kham, Goong Mare Nam Pow, Kae Yang, Panang Kae, Poo Phad Phong Ka Ree, and Khao Niew Ma Muang.z
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