Since leisure travel is not yet permitted, Filipinos can still enjoy a wealth of Thai dishes in various restaurants in Metro Manila to give them a taste of the wonderful flavors Amazing Thailand has to offer.
Khao Niew Mamuang
This classic Thai dessert is best enjoyed by consuming all elements in one bite. Savor the refreshing taste of ripe mango paired against sweet glutinous rice, topped off with lip-smacking coconut slurry that binds both elements together.
Get your fill of mango sticky rice at Mango Tree, a world-renowned Thai restaurant franchise that offers one of the most indulgent Thai dining experiences.
A filling soup dish that is a staple in any Thai food feast, this soup’s broth is unlike any other: a mix of lime leaves and lime juice, fish sauce, peppers, galangal, and the subtle yet noticeable hint of lemongrass. Shrimp is Tom Yum’s resident protein, as there is an abundant supply of the delicious crustacean in the Chao Phraya River.
Nara Thai Cuisine was voted one of Bangkok’s Best Thai Restaurants, and has branched out to several countries across Asia.
A trip to Thai BBQ Original Restaurant might just satisfy everyone’s craving. Meaning “grilled chicken” in Thai, Gai Yang is a Thai way of cooking chicken whose meat is marinated in flavorful ingredients that make the dish distinctly Thai: fish sauce, cilantro, garlic, turmeric, lemongrass and chilis, among others. It is then grilled over a traditional charcoal grill.
This dish has won over various palates the world over with its signature flat noodles, engulfed in a variety of rich flavors fromits tamarind-based sauce, crushed peanuts and the fresh sensation of crunchy bean sprouts. However, Pad Thai’s interesting taste is almost matched by its colorful origins.
Locally, ask any Marikina local where the best Pad Thai is in the area, and they will lead curious tongues to Krung Thai Moo Ban.
Pad Kra Pao Moo
A stir-fry ground pork dish using Thai basil, Pad Kra Pao is best served with steaming hot rice and a toasty fried egg. It is said to be the default dish of Thai people who cannot decide what to get for lunch.
Siam Sukh Jai Thai Home Cooking serves an excellent Pad Kra Pao Moo. True to the restaurant’s name, it’s like being served a hot dish straight from a Thai home.
In-flight coffee break
Coffee War, on the other hand, is a concept restaurant in Chonburi which owes its novelty to its ambience, as the retired commercial plane was transformed into a restaurant.
Enjoy a coffee, a cup of ice cream, or choose from any of its sweet and savory treats to satisfy your hunger and wanderlust.