People are raving about the pad thai from this "secret" stall

It's tiny, but it attracts customers in droves.


( There are sad days when Sen Lek Thai Noodle doesn't have anything but noodles. There are no bean sprouts, there's no cilantro. It's probably because most cubicle dwellers in the area know it's such a reliable and affordable lunch option, so the stall runs out of ingredients quickly. The good thing is, even without all these flourishes, the pad thai is still so darn delicious.


Sen Lek is at the lower ground floor of Robinsons Forum. Situated right next to the underground parking area, you wouldn't know about it unless you were actually looking. It has a flagship restaurant in BF Homes, Presidents Avenue, Parañaque City, and other stalls around the South. This one in Mandaluyong is the northernmost branch.


Pad Thai


Sen Lek's express kiosk features five noodles dishes, includings soups, but it's the pad thai that has the biggest following.


This pad thai (P100) consists of little more than flat rice noodles, crushed peanuts, shredded egg, and tofu bits. They stir-fry it right in front of you, and you can adjust the taste to fit your preference—with more sugar or more chili flakes, for example. As is, it's subtly sweet with a trail of heat. Bean sprouts add crunch and coriander layer some zing. It's so flavorful that you won't mind that there's no beef, chicken, or shrimp. 



Sen Lek Thai Noodle is at Lower Ground Floor, Robinsons Forum, EDSA corner Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong

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