Azuthai

What pretty much convinced me to do a review of Azuthai were two reasons: 1.) I had a seriously bad craving for Thai food which lasted for almost three days, and 2.) According to some people, Azuthai is known to be one of THE best places in Makati to get Thai food, along with People’s Palace. Azuthai has actually won a couple of awards, including one for Best Thai Restaurant in 2010.Their specialty is home-cooked Thai food, prepared by Watee Omanee – A Thai chef who has worked in different restaurants and hotels located in Switzerland, and the Maldives.

Had a rather tough time taking pictures of the interior. Lately I’ve been trying my best to take Interior shots without any people in it, which can be quite challenging sometimes. ^^;

Menu: Azuthai favorites, Azuthai signature dishes (vegetarian dishes, appetizers, soups, salads, curries, noodles and rice), Mains (seafood, pork, beef and chicken, noodle soup specials), Desserts, Beverages, Azuthai weekday lunch set menus, Azuthai lunch and dinner buffet menus.

The menu items were also written in Japanese, which I slightly found weird.

Thai Iced Tea. I’ve heard raves about their iced tea being different from all the other Thai restaurants out there, but… This one just tasted plain to me, TBH. (._.)

A plate of half-consumed Thai Bagoong Fried Rice with sweet pork, dried shrimp, egg, green mango, long beans, shallots, and khao kapi.

Pad Thai with Prawns – Stir-fried rice noodles, prawns, egg, spring onions, and peanuts. A little bit on the sweet side, but still delightful. They also have this small bowl of chili-vinegar dressing that you pour on top of the dish, if you prefer your pad thai to have a little bit of spice and sourness to it – Combine those two flavors with the sweetness of the noodles, and it’s just… Ugh. Amazing.

Crispy Thai-style Chicken Wings, with a bowl of sweet chili sauce on the side. The meat was super fresh, and unlike most chicken wing dishes, you don’t have to worry about swallowing little pieces of bones and getting your fingers all sticky and messy, since there’s only one huge piece of bone found right in the middle of the chicken wing.

Panang Beef Curry – Shallots, peanuts, and kaffir lime leaf. SO. MUCH. FLAVOR. Right after I took my first bite, it was as if there were dozens of different flavors all trying to catch the attention of my tastebuds. The curry wasn’t that greasy too, and the beef had the right amount of thickness.

And lastly, the prettiest plate of Mango with Sticky Rice that I’ve ever seen. The mango slices were reeeeally sour, though. (._.)

I’m so glad that chef Watee decided to travel here to the Philippines to give all of us Pinoys a taste of her delicious Thai cooking. Both the taste of her authentic dishes and the sophisticated ambiance of the resto make Azuthai a great place to go to.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 4.5/5 (taste), 4/5 (presentation)

Azuthai is located at G/F Milkyway Bldg., 900 A Arnaiz Ave cor Paseo de Roxas San Lorenzo, Makati. Tel no: (02) 817-6252. Links: Official website || Facebook || Instagram

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