I regularly meet up with an old friend for lunch whenever she comes back to the Philippines on vacation from Singapore.
For our lunch adventures, we usually scour the Glorietta-Greenbelt area in Makati for restaurants that offer something new to excite our taste buds.
For this particular get-together, we decided on Thai BBQ Original Restaurant located outside Glorietta 4.
The resto chain originated in Los Angeles in the late 70s and set up shop here in the country in 2016, aiming to reignite the Pinoy’s taste for Thai cuisine.
Thai food is characterized by lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic elements and a spicy edge. According to Australian chef and Thai food expert David Thompson, Thai cooking is about the “juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.”
This became evident in our meal which included:
Pandan Chicken (Php380). Especially marinated boneless chicken pieces are encased in pandan leaf packets, then deep-fried and served with a traditional pandan sauce. This results in a dish with tender and juicy pieces infused with pandan aroma.
Basil Eggplant (Php320). Sliced eggplants, ground pork and basil leaves are sauteed in oyster sauce resulting in a flavorful and nutritious dish.
Thai BBQ Fried Rice (Php180). Day-old rice is sauteed with barbecued beef bits in garlic and othet veggies then seasoned with soy sauce and oyster sauce.
Sticky Rice with Mango (Php320). The traditional Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut milk.
Thai Iced Milk Coffee (Php140). Strongly brewed coffee mixed with condensed milk.
Catching up with old friends over good food is always a treat!
And a quick reminder from your friendly neighborhood Jellybeans: always keep a bottle of Safeguard hand santizer handy when you go out to eat or wash your hnds with Safeguard liquid soap before your meals for a #HappyGermFreeHoliday!
Get a free dish when you and a friend dine at Thai BBQ Original Restaurant, thanks to Zomato Gold! Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 (Buy 1 Get 1) deals on food or 2+2 (Buy 2 Get 2) deals on drinks. All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use the code VOLT0979 to get 10% off the membership fee.
This Thai BBQ Original Restaurant branch is located at Ground Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City, open daily from 11am to 10pm.
Other branches are located at:
- Level 2, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
- Level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
- Second Level, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Balintawak, Quezon City