Thai BBQ Original Restaurant, Glorietta

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.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

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 BBQ, Glorietta

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

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.”

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

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.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Basil Eggplant (Php320). Sliced eggplants, ground pork and basil leaves are sauteed in oyster sauce resulting in a flavorful and nutritious dish.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

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.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Sticky Rice with Mango (Php320). The traditional Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut milk.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Thai Iced Milk Coffee (Php140). Strongly brewed coffee mixed with condensed milk.

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Catching up with old friends over good food is always a treat!

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

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!

Thai BBQ, Glorietta

Safeguard

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

 

Thai BBQ Original Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Jelly G Thai Milk Tea, Ayala Malls Feliz

While Taiwan-style milk tea joints are popping up all over the metro, the Thailand-style milk tea is quietly building its base of aficionados.

Thai Milk Tea is easily recognizable due to its bright orange hue and distinct flavor brought about by the use of assam black tea, star anise and tamarind.

Jelly G Thai Milk Tea has been around since 2010, making it one of the pioneers in the country’s Thai Milk Tea category.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Serving authentic Thai milk tea steeped in small batches everyday from all-imported ingredients, Jelly G adds many fresh twists to the drink and introducing Pinoy milk tea drinkers to fresh and novel ways to enjoy their favorite beverage.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Thai milk tea also helps in delaying aging, improving digestion and fighting infection. So by treating your taste buds to these delish milky drinks, you’re also treating the rest of your body to some much-needed nutrients.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Together with my fellow foodies, I recently visited its Ayala Malls Feliz branch where I was able to sample some of its best-selling drinks, which include:

Cheesy Thai Milk Tea with Grass Jelly (Php125 regular | Php155 medium). A creamy foam tops a basic Thai milk tea with some grated cheese added to introduce some saltiness to the sweet drink. Instead of tapioca pearls, grass jelly, an antioxidant that aids in  is added to the drink for some texture.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Pink Sala with Cream Cheese, Poppers and Pearls (Php160 regular | Php205 large).  A fruity drink made from sala (a type of palm native to Thailand), black tea and brown sugar with strawberry poppers and pearls added in.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Oreo Coffee with Grass Jelly (Php135 regular | Php165 large).  Made with strong freshly brewed arabica coffee mixed with condensed milk and topped with crushed Oreos.  This is sure to appeal to both coffee and dessert-drink lovers.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Matcha with Grass Jelly.  Made from powdered tea leaves, this has a rich herby taste and creamy texture that is well complemented by the grass jelly.

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

Now we know where to get a taste of authentic Thai milk teas!

Many thanks to Abby of Jelly G for the drinks and to Apol of SaanSaPH for extending the invitation!

Jelly G, Ayala Malls Feliz

This Jelly G Thai Milk Tea kiosk is located at Cinema Level, Fifth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City.

Other kiosks may be found at:

  • Food Choices, Second Floor, Main Mall, Ayala Malls Circuit, Carmona, Makati City
  • Third Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

No time to drop by a Jelly G kiosk? Have your Thai milk tea delivered to you via Grab delivery! Get a discount on your first GrabFood order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.

Jelly G Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with fellow food bloggers, I attended a foodie meetup held here. The drinks mentioned here were served to enable us to sample the fare and to facilitate honest reviews and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

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