Monday, 28 September 2015

Spices: People's Palace

Still reeling with the wonderful and delicious food I've tried in Bangkok, we decided to have dinner in People's Palace to relive the experience in Bangkok. I've dined in this resto before but it was ages ago. After being in Bangkok, it's a good way of telling if this restaurant institution really captures the flavor of Thai food.

To go with our meal, we had a bottle of the Wild Rock Infamous Goose, a nice fruity Sauv Blanc from New Zealand. The white went really well with the spicy and herby flavors of Thai food.

Wild Rock Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc

To start, we had the resto's version of the Som Tam. It was fresh, crunchy and spicy but the dressing leans towards the sweeter side. Not as good as the one in Soi 38 but I still enjoyed it.

Som Tam - Php290

Presented beautifully, the Phad Thai was really good, the flavors and textures were spot on. Every forkful bite brought me back to Bangkok.

Phad Thai - Php420

The Thom Yum Goong also tasted like how I remembered it in Bangkok. Sour, sweet, herby and spicy. The broth was savory and the prawns were perfectly cooked.

Thom Yum Goong - Php360

Flavor wise the Crispy Lapu Lapu Fillets with Red Curry and Basil was really good, I enjoyed the flavor of the curry and Thai basil. But my only gripe is, the fried lapu lapu fillets were not crunchy enough. Maybe they should serve the curry on the side instead rather than dousing it on the fried fish fillet.

Crispy Lapu Lapu Fillets with Red Curry and Basil - Php480

People's Palace has stayed strong and long in the restaurant business. When people think about having Thai food,  People's Palace is one of the favorites that is on top of the list. After being in Bangkok, I can say that from all the times I've dined here before, it has consistently served authentic Thai food. This place has become more of an institution, a restaurant that surely will stay for good.

People's Palace
Adddress: Level 1, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel.No.: 729 2888