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Food Trip: Soi

February 5, 2014

The foodie bug has bitten me hard once again. Been going out on fancy dinners lately and the taste buds are happy, the pockets are not (lol). Kidding aside, the New Glorietta is such a food haven that I can say that it is one of the most unfailing wings when you’re on a hunt for a new staple restaurant.

Ian and I are so into Asian food and the Japanese cuisine is our favorite! We also like Chinese food as it is probably the one we can call “tried and tested.” We go for Vietnamese (we love their veggies!), Singaporean (their steamed chicken is on top of our list) and Korean food too occasionally, depending on our cravings. It’s always been around these five, and we realized we haven’t explored much of the Thai cuisine so last night, we decided to rely our dinner on them – we went to Soi.

Fried Spring Rolls

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Eight pieces in one order, not bad! The spring rolls tasted good (which is not surprising because spring rolls in general really do taste good) and they were really crispy! They were also filled generously that we actually ate them together with garlic rice.

Stir Fried Grilled Pork with Shrimp Paste

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We ordered Stir Fried Grilled Pork with Shrimp Paste to pair with garlic rice. It was okay for me, but not much because I don’t dig the taste of shrimp paste. It could have tasted better without it but I understand that it was what the dish is all about. Otherwise, it cannot be called blah with Shrimp Paste. Haha! Guess it’s the order that was wrong.

Shrimp Pad Thai

 

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Of course, how can a Thai dinner be complete without Pad Thai? This is what I liked the most among all that we got. I liked the presentation, the egg added a twist to the usual Pad Thai. Plus, it did not serve only as a decoration but protection as well that prevented the noodles from going all over the place. I liked the bean sprouts (as always) and the noodles tasted really good! It was a bit sweet and a bit sour at the same time. I loved the mix! The shrimp complimented the noodles too.

We were so full that we did not finish everything. For two persons, if you’re first timers, I recommend one order of Pad Thai (you can choose between shrimp, chicken and vegetable) and one order of Fresh Spring Rolls as they really have big servings (most are for sharing). And they offer nuts (which has a secret ingredient we just cannot figure out what) as appetizers and we liked them too!

Soi
2/F Glorietta 2,
Ayala Center, Makati City

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