Ever since our last high school reunion, I was able to catch up with one of my closest friends in high school, Michelle. Since I was on vacation leave that time, we decided to meet up and bond over a good meal. We went to the new Eastwood mall and had lunch at My Thai Kitchen.
I really like the ambiance of the place. The interior was totally awesome! I love how they made good use of space with those black drawers. I also love the pink wallpapers plus the lighting of the restaurant. I like the coziness of the place and the calming effect it had on us.
My Thai Kitchen serves Thailand food. I guess with so many Thailand restaurants in the Metro, I wanted to find out what differentiates it from the rest. Honestly, for me, all those restaurants are the same. I guess, it’s just how they cooked the food, how the food tasted and how they designed their restaurant which makes them unique, popular & successful.
One thing is for sure. When you’re in a Thai restaurant, expect food that are hot & spicy. Thai cuisine is definitely known to use fresh herbs and spices plus the flavors of the dishes are a balance of spicy, sour, salty, sweet and bitter.
Here are the dishes that Michelle & I ordered:
- Tom Yam Goong (Php 225)
My Thai Kitchen’s Tom Yam Goong was one flavorful dish! Very spicy too! This popular Thai soup with shrimps in hot & sour soup was cooked with too much spices that every spoonful was delightfully tasty! I was hoping that every time we get some serving, it will just refill itself hahaha! Yeah I know, dreaming!
The chef really took to heart the # 1 rule in cooking Tom Yam Goong: never, never be bland. They stayed true to what Tom Yam Goong should taste like: hot & sour. Winner dish definitely!
- Pla Meuk Tort Gratiam Prik Thai (Php 280)
I’m not sure how they did it but this was one of the better stir-fried squid I have eaten. It felt like a snack to me. If I can borrow Pringles’ tagline “Once you pop, you can’t stop”, it can definitely be used in this dish. We were eating this like there was no tomorrow.
- Gai Phat Bai Kraphrau (Php 235)
We weren’t planning to order this dish. I was too curious though when I saw a picture of this dish in My Thai Kitchen’s menu. I had to try it out. It says it’s chicken with fried basil. From the looks of it, it looked like ground chicken with chopped vegetable and fried basil. I was ecstatic to try it out. When the dish came, it tasted ordinary. Not something we would order again but it was a unique dish.
- Khau Pad Siam (Php 85)
Thai fried rice. I wish I can describe it better but it was just plain fried rice.
- Fresh Fruit Juice (Php 110)
Fruit shakes were also available. My friend has chosen green mango that day.
- Cha Yen (Php 95)
There’s something about Thai Milk Tea that I really like. I don’t know how they make the Thai tea but I’m sure that it was condensed milk that they added. Always one of my favorite drinks
- Khao Neaw Mamuang (Php 110)
Usually people would order crepe or halo halo. But there’s just something about sticky rice that I like and My Thai Kitchen’s own version didn’t disappoint! They served mangoes on top and ice cream on the side. It was the perfect dessert to end a wonderful Thai meal
Yesterday, I was actually asking Michelle her feedback about My Thai Kitchen. I wanted to get more inputs before I write this review. She did mention that she liked the food a lot and would love to eat there again. I, however, cannot say that it’ll be one of my fave Thai restaurants but the experience was nice.
My Thai Kitchen
G/F Eastwood Mall Veranda, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines