Few days before Gil’s departure, we met up one of his best friends Engr. Romeo Camaya at SM Megamall for some casual despedida bonding. Unfortunately, Meo’s wife She was still at work then so she wasn’t able to join us. They were actually tres-inhinyeros-BES-friends-since-college together with Delio who’s now residing in Singapore with his family (I mean wife and kids—yah, si Gil nlng single).
As we’re craving for some Korean fix again, we also wanted to try new dish as Thai. We let Meo choose between the two and so we ended up at Jatujak Thai Restaurant located at UG/F of Mega A.
It’s our first serious Thai experience since I remember sampling an express bowl of Thai soup before. I relied mostly on my readings re Thai’s specialty thus I suggested Pad Thai, Crispy Catfish with Mango Salad, Tom Yum and Thai Iced Tea. Gil was impressed with the Fried Shrimp Cakes pics thus we had one plus Green Mango Shake. Meo wanted fish so he ordered Pla Pla with Chili Sauce and Thai Iced tea too for drinks. I suggested Bagoong rice din pala but since ayaw ni Gil ng bagoong, we had Fried Rice with Crab Meat instead.
So let the Thai feast begin!
Chicken Pad Thai (Pad See Lew)- P175
Considered as Thailand’s most famous noodle dish. Taste was sweet, nutty and filling.
Tom Yum All-Shrimps (Tom Yum Goong) M- P195
I like the presentation of the pot tapos may apoy sa ilalim to preserve the warmth of the soup. It was sour (and a bit sweet) with strong herb taste of Chinese parsley aka cilantro. Shrimps were fresh though.
Crispy Catfish w/ Mango Salad (Yam Pla Duk Foo)- P195
The picture shows the crispy shredded Catfish (or hito). Green Mango Strips were hidden at the bottom. True enough, the combination was brilliant!
Fried Shrimp Cake (Tod Mun Goong)- P250
One of the few items in our table we could say masarap! The shrimp croquettes were succulent and filling we’re curious how many shrimps they peeled for each order of this.
Pla Pla with Garlic Chili Sauce (Pla Rad Prik)- P280
Fried fish meat served atop the fish bone, galing! (Yep, mukha lang buo pa yung fish pero tinik nlng sya actually).
Garlic Chili sauce plus a collection of sili condiments for additional ‘anghang’ kick were served separately.
Fried Rice with Crabmeat (Kao Pad Poo)- P175
We barely tasted crabmeat actually. Sana they put on more visible strips of crabmeat. Good thing the servings were sumptuous it actually satisfied the three of us.
Thai Iced Tea-P78ea and Green Mango Shake- P85
Surprised to see a gigantic glass of iced tea! Parang flower vase lang! Lol!
(Was able to take few sips lang, di ko tlga gusto milk tea. I traded mine to Gil’s Green Mango shake, eyun nainis…di rin nya gusto milk tea eh! :)
Btw, we borrowed Nay’s digicam since my sister Yca borrowed mine. Few minutes lang sya nacharge, good thing we’re able to take group pics before the battery runs out…
BES friends Gil and Meo
Then it automatically turned OFF again.
Tried to turn it ON again pero ayaw na. Kwentuhan in the next minutes. Just before we left the resto, I turned in ON and Voila!
Couple pic (and the last pic since di na sya nag-ON after this)
I envy those people who appreciate and enjoy Thai cuisines. Odd kz I love hot & spicy and sour foods at the same time. I’m a noodle fan too and a person of soup but the strong taste of CILANTRO in each Thai meal spoils my foodie side. Later on, I learned that Gil and Meo shared the same sentiments, the reason of the leftover foods we decided to take home after (na di rin nagalaw sa bahay). They even exclaimed sana sa Dencio’s nlng daw kmi hehe! Fair enough to give Thai foods a try but dunno if we’ll ever try Thai again…really! :)