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Bonding at the Thai BBQ Original Restaurant in Manila

After a series of conversation on where to have dinner for our small reunion, my college friends and I decided to dine at Thai BBQ Original in Shangri-La Plaza. 

Thai BBQ Original is a restaurant brand from the United States with branches around Los Angeles area. Although there are several Thai restaurants in Manila, the cuisine was not popular as Filipinos prefer sweet more often than spicy.

Though I consider myself to have low tolerance for spicy, I do love Thai food so I was excited to try this place. 

Thai Iced Milk Coffee 
Pomelo Salad

For starters, we shared a Pomelo Salad (Php 380) and drinks: Thai Iced Milk Coffee (Php 140) for me and Thai Iced Milk Tea (Php 140) for some of my friends. 

I liked the texture and freshness of the Pomelo Salad, though I don't really eat pomelo that often. The Thai Iced Coffee was a bit on the sweet side, but I liked it nevertheless. 

We ordered Green Curry Chicken (Php 380), Phad Thai (Php 420), and Sate Combination (Php 720). The Sate Combination has two chicken, two pork, and three beef sate skewers served with cucumber salad and peanut sauce. 

Green Curry Chicken

The heat from the Green Curry Chicken was not overwhelming for me, which was enjoyable while  eating other dishes. I wish the serving could be bigger though. 

Phad Thai
Sate Combination

I was seriously impressed with the Phad Thai and the Sate Combination. The serving of Phad Thai was huge and on the saucier side but it was so flavorful that we had to order another serving. The meats on the Sate Combination were tender and delicious that I will definitely go back just for this. The cucumber salad on the side adds a nice bite to the sate. 

Aside from the food, what I really liked was the service. The staff was quite attentive to us. Also, the place looks elegant and spacious. 

Overall, Thai BBQ Original may be more expensive than most Thai restaurants in Manila, but the food and the service makes it worth visiting. 


Thai BBQ Original Restaurant
Level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, 
Ortigas Center, 
Mandaluyong City

Other locations are The Fort Strip, Ayala Malls Vertis North, and Glorietta 4

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