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jatujak, the thai food tour continues

In eating in manila on October 10, 2010 at 11:40 am

finding ourselves starving in megamall, we decided to check out jatujak – a thai restaurant located right across toy kingdom. the choice was made primarily so that we could compare it with the other thai places we’ve tried and written about.

jatujak claims thai iced tea as its specialty and so we definitely went with that (P80)

taste-wise, it’s no different from the other thai teas we’ve had. the main difference with this one is that they blended the tea with ice so it has a somewhat slushie effect. not bad, quite good, but nothing remarkable.

for food, we had the fresh spring rolls

i’m generally a fan of this sort of spring roll – ¬†fresh veggies with herbs wrapped in this delicate rice paper. so i’ll enjoy it in any variation. this one was also satisfying. again, not great. and maybe towards the bottom the rice paper was a bit thickly rolled.

we also had the pad thai

again a satisfying dish. it had a good number of shrimp in it to make it not just a noodle dish. the taste was what you would expect of a solid pad thai.

we spend about P500 for the whole meal. and it was filling, and tasted good. just not great. jatujak is a good option if you’re looking for decent thai food, but certainly not a restaurant to seek out.

a tale of two thai places. first – just thai at the fort

In eating in manila on September 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

managed to wheedle my boss into a free lunch and he suggested this place near our office. Just Thai is in the forbestown complex, and is part of a strip of restaurants that don’t all seem to open yet. the restaurant has around 10 tables making it very ¬†cozy.

as with any thai place i’m trying for the first time, i started with the tom yum goong

it was tasty enough but the flavors weren’t really that bold – and for P150 for an individual bowl it came with only 1 shrimp.

then we split a pad thai

this i enjoyed more. the texture of the noodles was just right. though the flavors were also slightly mild, they didn’t seem diluted. and at P180, it was fair value especially relative to the tom yum.

unlikely that i’ll eat here again unless i have to, but for those working in the area, it’s an option to consider.