Thailand’s most popular street food is all over Manila!
Pad Thai is one of the first dishes that come to mind whenever you’re thinking about ordering in a Thai restaurant. It’s a popular stir-fried noodle dish commonly served on the sidewalks and in local restaurants in Thailand.
But hey, you don’t need to go all the way to Bangkok just to get a taste of this! Thanks to all these restaurants, you can also satisfy your cravings with their very own version of Pad Thai.
Smile Elephant – Kapitolyo
Smile Elephant is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving authentic Thai-inspired dishes. Among its recommended dishes are chicken pandan, pad thai, beef in red curry, and crispy catfish.
People’s Palace – Greenbelt
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.
The Thai Plate – Tejeros
Authentic Thai food made especially by Thai chefs is what The Thai Plate takes pride in. Apart from their bestselling pad thai since 2019, they also have other offerings such as curry, tom yam, and tom kha.
Thai Mango – multiple branches
You don’t know when those Thai cravings may hit so it’s fortunate that Thai Mango delivers 24/7. It’s a Thai food delivery service by Chef Kim that has everything from savory meals to drinks and desserts. Among their bestsellers include their classic Thai mango drink and pad thai. Vegan options are also available!
Muang Thai – Diliman
Muang Thai is a modern Thai restaurant in Diliman, Quezon City. They take an already exciting cuisine on an unconventional spin so your taste buds are in for a surprise. Try the Beef Short Ribs in Massaman Curry, Pu Ja (stuffed crab shells), and Frozen Thai Milk Tea.
Just Thai – Alabang
Just Thai is a homey restaurant offering authentic Thai classics. All of Just Thai’s recipes were crafted with the expertise of a professional Thai chef. Their spices are imported from Thailand, too.
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 a five-star worthy meal in a mall setting.
Basil – multiple branches
Basil serves authentic Thai cuisine in a garden-inspired restaurant guided by Tom McGue and Chef Al Brown. Their Pad Thai is actually one of their bestsellers.
Azuthai – Paseo de Roxas
Azuthai is a modern and upscale restaurant serving home-style Thai dishes prepared by Thai Chef Watee. You can have your pad thai with chicken or prawns.
Dusadee Thai – Aguirre Ave.
Dusadee Thai is a 24-hour Thai fast food restaurant serving affordable rice meals and Thai iced tea, which are all signature recipes of Dusadee, an expatriate who found a home in the Philippines with his brother Vinny after leaving a job at a multinational company.
Fun fact: All meals come with 2 cups of rice. Truly Filipino, don't you think?
Crying Tiger Street Kitchen – Poblacion
This small hole-in-the-wall street kitchen situated in the heart of the ever so lively Poblacion is the perfect place to get your Thai street food fix. It’s owned by the same geniuses behind street Mexican restaurant El Chupacabra and Senor Pollo. This joint is ideal for late-night drinks and after-office dinners.
With an extensive menu of Pan-Asian dishes, experience the taste of true Asian cuisine with flavors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia at Banana Leaf! From Nasi Goreng, to Pad Thai and Seafood Laksa, you have an array of Asian favorites to choose from.
Soi: Eat Thai Love Thai – multiple branches
Soi is a casual Thai restaurant that uses fresh ingredients to create authentic Thai food. They have noodles, rice meals, curries, and more.
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.
Erawan – BF Resort Village
Erawan at BF Homes serves affordable and authentic Thai street food such as pad thai, tom yum, chicken pandan, and more.
Som’s Noodle House – Poblacion
Som’s is one of the food pioneers in the now hip Poblacion neighborhood. Everything is affordable here!
For more options, search for ‘PAD THAI‘ in the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants offering this delicious dish!
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