Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mango Tree Bistro

As promised, I'm blogging about what we ate in Mango Tree Bistro (MTB) last Sunday. I love Thai food, it's got the perfect spice. I don't eat much spicy food but Thai food makes it easier for me to savor the hot flava.

Photos by my ever supportive sister, Ate Mai.

Phad Thai Jay, Php 230

Phad Thai is a must if you're dining at a Thai restaurant as it's one of the national dishes of the kingdom of Siam. Phad Thai is a stir fried rice noodles with mixed vegetables and tofu in Phad Thai sauce, garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime. A single order is good for 3-4 persons, depending on the person. MTB serves a good Phad Thai, it's even better than People's Palace's version.

Grapow Salmon, Php 380

Grapow means holy basil or Thai basil, therefore, Grapow Salmon is a pan-fried salmon with garlic, fresh basil and red chilies. I am a big fan of fish and trying this one made me a bigger fan. I liked the way how they fried the salmon, it's lightly toasted but still juicy. It's got an awesomesauce too!

Gai Tha Krai Yang, Php 280

Something that kids will love if ever you're going to dine there with youngsters. Gai Tha Krai Yang, a grilled Thai herb chicken with lemon grass, is an alternative to fried chicken. It is also served with Northeastern Thai dipping sauce which tastes like a combination of sweet chili and fish sauce. It gives the chicken a whole new taste once dipped! 

 Gai Satay, Php 250

Gai Satay or chicken barbecue is served with peanut dipping sauce and papaya pickle. It tastes good as well, juicy and tender.

Yum Mamuang, Php 220

One of my favorites from MTB! This is their traditional green mango salad with roasted grated coconut and crushed peanuts. It can be eaten spicy or not, depending on your preference. We preferred to eat it in its "usual" state without crushing the red hot chili pepper. I love, love, love the crunchiness of the peanuts and the juiciness of the green mango. Sweet, salty, sour all at the same time!

We also ordered Gai Gratiem (stir-fried prawns with garlic and pepper sauce), Php 250, Tom Yum Goong (spicy Thai prawn soup with lemongrass, lime and red chilies), Php 280 and Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai (chicken fillet with eggplant in green curry), P380. I super recommend all these!!! I swear by it, it's just that my sister failed to take photos of it (or I guess she did take some but wasn't able to post-process them). I'll get back at it when I have the photos already. Or I can order them again and be sure to document them in my cam.

L-R: Mango Tree Cosmopolitan, Mango Tree Bellini, Dirty Sexy cocktails.

Dad ordered bottles of beer, Pale Pilsen to be exact, and gave us a nod to order our cocktails as well. Mom did not get out of her comfort zone and just ordered her usual pineapple juice. MTB offers more cocktails like Mango Tree Daiquiri, Sangria Sparkling, Chili Martini, Mental Martini, Maldita Margarita and Fili-PiƱa to name a few. We're definitely coming back to try all of these cocktails. All Php 250 each.

Mango Tree Bistro's Chocolate Mousse

This restaurant has definitely one of the nicest staff! I asked the RM if they have some "surprises" for celebrations like a surprise song, a dessert or something. I told him that my parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and he gladly whispered, "Wow! Okay ma'am, let me see what I can do!" and after a minute, he said they're already preparing something sweet. I knew it, a cake perhaps? And then he zoomed out out of nowhere with a goblet in his hand and said, "Happy 30 years of love!" Awww such a sweet RM! Thank you, just in case you'll get to read this!

I'm giving Mango Tree Bistro 4 out of 5 stars! Food, ambiance, cleanliness, staff and location. VG, GV!

Mango Tree Bistro is located at the 3rd level of TriNoma (beside Power Books and across Coffee Bean). For more information, call 585-5460. Like them on Facebook too!

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