The recent trip to Thailand made me appreciate Thai cuisine more. Even when I got home, my tastebuds were missing the spicy and sweet flavors of this delicate cuisine. A meetup with a good friend convinced me to satisfy the longing and headed out to Soi (or "street" in Thai).
Soi is a sister restaurant of Oody's, a delicious Thai restaurant located in Greenbelt I have visited way before I started blogging.
Since we weren't very hungry, we shared a Shrimp Pad Thai (Php 298), along with Chicken with Green Curry Rice Topping.
|Shrimp Pad Thai|
|Chicken in Green Curry Rice Topping|
I was impressed with how the Pad Thai was presented, but was disappointed to find it seasoned with chili. After taking up a short Thai cooking course, I learned that Pad Thai isn't prepared spicy but should be served with chili flakes and sugar on the side for the eater to season to his or her taste. Still, it was too beautiful to ignore.
Given that we couldn't possibly finish a huge serving of green curry, we settled with the rice topping version. It reminded me of the ones I had in Thailand, and I couldn't be any happier.
For drinks, I had Thai Iced Coffee (Php 85) while my friend ordered Thai Hot Tea (Php 55).
|Thai Iced Coffee|
|Thai Hot Tea|
The Thai Iced Coffee reminded me of what I had in the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. This will probably be the main reason for me to return to Soi. The Thai Hot Tea was authentic as well, but I think my friend should have ordered the iced version instead.
Soi has very reasonable prices for Thai food. The food was delicious (save for the spiciness of the Pad Thai, which is forgivable). The drinks are phenomenal as not all Thai restaurants in Manila serve Thai Iced Coffee. I would love to go back to try their other specialties.
San Juan City
Other locations are Glorietta 2, Mall of Asia Complex, Robinson's Ermita, Alabang Town Center and SM City North EDSA,