Does My Thai Hit the Spot?

With a few notable menu picks, My Thai brings a taste of Bangkok to Eastwood.

interiorMy Thai, at posh Eastwood Mall, is noticeably bereft of any hints of traditional Asian paraphernalia in its décor and interiors. Instead, a huge wall of fake black drawers welcomes hungry diners while a splash of bright pink stands as an accent wall on one side.

What to order:   The limited menu remains traditionally Thai with its selection of main courses, rice and noodle dishes and Thai curries. The Stir Fried Clams with Chili and Basil (P170), a medium-sized serving of small clams, garlic bits and basil simmered in a mildly spicy broth is good for a tasty lunch, even with the clams being a little gritty. The plate of the classic Bagoong Rice with Sweet Pork and Green Mangoes (P195) can be shared and satisfies a craving for the dish.

Skip the Pad Thai Noodles (P175 for vegetarian, P185 for chicken and P195 for shrimp) if you like your Thai food close to the real thing. On the day that we ordered it, the noodles were chewy–probably due to being a bit on the overboiled side–and the dish was lacking in that distinctive peanut taste.

If you're eyeing the curry dishes on the menu, you can opt to specify the spice levels. A word of caution:   Their version of 'mildly spicy' is not as mild as you would think. We tried the Curry Chicken (P250), which had a strong coconut flavor to go with the spice, but tasted like they   might have forgotten to include the curry.

The best seats in the house:   The plush sofa seats at the corner may seem like the best seats in the house, but better to go for the tables in the middle unless you want to sink into your seat while eating.

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When to go:   The lunch and dining crowd starts to pour in at 1 p.m. and early evenings, best to come in around 11:30 a.m. when you have the attention of the waiters all to yourself.

What we think:   An average resto, My Thai may not emerge top of mind when you think about the Thai-spicy-food fray.   It satisfies the hunger pangs for Thai food without the fanfare and pulls off a comfortable dining experience at a new mall.

My Thai is located at the Ground Floor of the Eastwood Mall Veranda, Eastwood City, Libis Quezon City.

Images taken by Karl Bustamante.

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