However, I do believe in second chances.
A year after, with raves given by my sister and friends, we decided to give My Thai Kitchen another try. This time we were careful, taking into consideration recommendations given by the server, we were hopeful that our second visit would be a charm.
One thing I like about My Thai Kitchen is its attractive menu. With well-photographed dishes, it can easily convince diners to order more. We began with Fried Spring Rolls (Php. 155) for starters. I love the glass noodles and minced meat added inside and the sauce perfectly complemented the crunchy rolls. This can be enjoyed as a starter or together with a cup of Thai Jasmine Rice.
Just like our first visit, we ordered the Thai Bagoong Rice (Php. 230) which was the only one that I really liked back then. Thankfully, they have maintained the quality of this dish keeping the bagoong rice and pork very flavorful. Wish they have added more green mangoes and scrambled egg though. Nonetheless, we once again gave this our two thumbs up.
Our lunch was turning out to be pretty good with two dishes that has passed our expectations, I had high hopes for the third. Out came the Pork Satay (Php. 165), almost twenty minutes after the rice and the spring rolls. We noticed that the satay sauce was very oily and the pork was thinly sliced. We love pork satay and sadly, this one failed in comparison to the numerous satays that we have tried here and abroad. The sauce is the most important factor in keeping this meat skewer a winner but this one lacks in flavor and we really do not appreciate how oily it was.
For our sweet ending, we got the Coco Pandan Pudding (Php. 110) otherwise known as Ta-Ko. This is my favorite Thai dessert since I was a little girl. What I love about this dessert is the contrasting texture of smooth coconut milk with the translucent jello and bits of corn at the bottom of the banana leaf pocket. My Thai's version was pretty ok, nothing spectacular though.
Our second visit surely made up for the ho-hum first impression. I'm glad we gave My Thai Kitchen a second chance and had a pretty good lunch date that day.
My Thai Kitchen is located along Wilson street (beside Pho Hoa and Jack's Loft, in front of Alex III), San Juan City, Metro Manila.