CHECK IT OUT: Modern Thai Cuisine at Celadon in Rockwell
A new place for pad thai in Power Plant, Rockwell
Unit 145 R1, Level Lopez Drive,
Tel. No. 898-1305
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) Rockwell mall has long been without a Thai restaurant, until now. Celadon, which only recently opened, offers modern Thai cuisine served amidst a casual ambiance. The restaurant takes its name from celadon, a high-fired, hand-crafted emerald ceramic with links to Thai royalty.
This lamb curry certainly looks like it’s fit for royalty!
The restaurant offers well-loved Thai classics, as well as more modern culinary creations, all of them suited to the Filipino palate. Executive Chef Cheryl Pineda took great pains to make sure that diners are able to savor the flavors without having one taste overpower the rest.
Part of the fun of dining at Celadon is enjoying its delightful interiors, the brainchild of two of the co-owners, interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario, whose trademark pastel and statement interiors highlight the dining experience. True to its name, dishes are served on no less than authentic Thai celadon straight from the source, harkening to a time when only royalty were allowed to eat from celadon plates.
Grilled Caramelized Squid with Pomelo
Modern Thai dishes that can be enjoyed at Celadon include Dungeness Crab, which can only be found in the restaurant; Chicken Curry Mangosteen; and Buffalo Wings Thai Style. The Grilled Squid Pomelo Salad, in particular, is a savory, yet refreshing starter.
Chicken Mangosteen Curry
There are also traditional dishes to enjoy, such as the Crispy Whole Catfish in Red Curry Sauce, the catfish's crispiness a nice contrast to the rich curry; Pad Thai, a Thai classic that has become a Filipino favorite; Chicken and Beef Satay, the skewered meat beautifully cooked and served with peanut sauce.
Completing their menu are popular desserts such as Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango and Tapioca Pearls and Red Rubies, also known as water chestnuts.
Mango Tapioca Pearls
In the old days, the giving of celadon signified friendship among Thai royalty. In these modern times, friendships can be cemented in a similar way, over a delicious Thai meal set in a cozy restaurant in one of the most chic places in the metro.