Recently, we had dinner at Silk at Thai. I wrote about that experience and I did mention that Silk at Thai reminded me of Terrace at Fifth - one of my favorite restaurants in Manila. This weekend, I was surprised when I found out that Terrace at Fifth no longer exists - and the owner of the restaurant ( who also owns Silk at Thai ) has transformed it into another Thai restaurant.
|Simply Thai interiors. You see the "ghost" of Terrace at Fifth?|
The restaurant is familiar - because it retained most of the old restaurant structure - but they changed the wall paper and the print. I'm happy to report that the fantastic bathroom stayed the same.
|The new bar of Simply Thai|
We ended up at the restaurant because one of the waiters was "hawking" the restaurant to people like us who was trekking from Greenbelt 5 to Greenbelt 3. We originally planned to go to People Palace but sine we were intercepted by the waiter and showed us that there is a "new" Thai restaurant in town, we ended up in the place.
|Another ghost of the Terrace at 5th - is the menu.|
|This is a nice addition to the patio setting of the restaurant. I'd love to lounge on this lounger and sip my cocktails on warm summer evenings.|
The food we had was interesting. It's supposed to be Thai food with a modern twist. This means that patrons of Silk at Thai will not find the same flavors in Simply Thai. These are the dishes that we ordered and what I thought about them.
|Thai Iced Tea|
|Pomelo Salad - It had Coconut milk. That was a good addition to this familiar Thai dish.|
|Having warm spicy Tom Yum soup was perfect on the rainy day last weekend.|
|Chicken Satay - this got mixed reviews for us. Props to the chef for using charcoal grilling for the chicken - but I think the chicken itself is under seasoned. The satay was good and it had supplementary flavor from the acar that came with the dish.|
I must say that that this meal was a good introduction to the restaurant. However - I can't help but think that I don't think Greenbelt needs another Thai restaurant. Of course - I'm saying this because I will deeply miss the Pork Belly Confit of Terrace at 5th. Don't get me wrong - Simply Thai dishes were good - but I'm just suffering from crispy pork withdrawal.
|Simply Thai - the new Thai Kid in town.|