Thai Resa: Thai Cuisine for Everyone (Quezon City)

September 23, 2012 Quezon City, Philippines

When looking for an Authentic Thai Cuisine, many would assume that it would be a costly encounter.  But, Thai Resa would beg to differ.  According to the owner spouses Willie and Theresa Yu, nothing brings them greater joy than to see people from all walks of life satisfied with their food offering.  

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Thai Resa has a purple and pink theme.  It has a set up of wooden tables and benches similar to a street-style eatery.  Although the place may lack grandeur, it did not lack guaranteed a sense of comfort and openness as the it was brightly lit and well-ventilated.  It was very clean and cool even though it was not air-conditioned.


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It had a wall plastered with post it notes filled with greetings, praise and comments from its happy customers.  We also left one.  Check it out on your next visit to know what we wrote. =p

Food


Ala Carte

Catfish with Green Mango Salad (180 php)
The Catfish with Green Mango Salad is a purple plateful of the famous Thai catfish steamed, shredded and then fried into crisp laid on a bed of thin mango slices.  Who could ever resist this?  Even fellow Tsinoy Foodie Kurt who doesn't dislikes fish, enjoyed every bit of this savory dish.


Crispy Tilapia with Thai-Resa Sauce and Green Mango Salad Whole (200 php)
The Crispy Tilapia with Thai-Resa Sauce and Green Mango Salad is my personal favorite among all the selections we tried.  Seriously, I never thought that tilapia could be this good.  The little tilapia cubes were perfectly crunchy on the outside and tender in between.  With the Special Thai-Resa sauce on it, it is good with or without the think green mango slices.


Beef Green Curry (180 php)
The Beef Green Curry is one of the mildest curry dishes I've tried perhaps to appreciate the other ingredients aside from the curry flavor.  The eggplant was sweet and blends well with the tender beef bits.   

Tom Yum Goong (130 php)
The  Tom Yum Goong is a clear Thai soup with coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and generous servings of large prawns.  This is dominantly sour with a hint of the mixed spices.  It somehow felt lacking in flavor or perhaps its because I miss the spiciness that could bring balance to it.

Amazing Fried Rice

Bagoong Fried Rice (150 php)
When the Bagoong Fried Rice arrived, we were all surprised at how jumbo-sized their cup of rice is.  The Bagoong Fried Rice came with slices green mangoes, scrambled egg and sweet chicken.  The bagoong was a sweeter than usual which suggests that it was adjusted to the Filipino preference.  I also felt that the toppings were not equally proportioned with the bagoong rice.  Nevertheless, this is a fried rice with its own twist is pretty good.  

Crabmeat Fried Rice (180 php)
We were not aware at how generous their serving size is so we ordered two kinds of fried rice.   The Crabmeat Fried Rice came in a huge mountainous form.  This could serve around 3-4 people.  It had tiny toasted bits of crabmeat embodying a natural sweet taste.  This is a good accompaniment to any viand.  

Noodles

Pad Thai (150 php)
Among our orders the Pad Thai fell a bit below my expectations since I didn't find it saucy enough which led to the lack of taste.  However, fret not since you according to the owners/chefs, you can always request the food to be tweaked into your preference.  But, I did enjoy the balance of textures between the soft scrambled egg, crunchy beans sprouts and smooth and chewy noodles.  

Refreshments

Thai Iced Tea (60 php)
Their Thai Iced Tea is naturally brewed with milk and sugar.  I think I'll order this each time I visit Thai Resa.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict

Its great that Thai Resa now offers Thai Cuisine for everyone.  If you're craving for Thai food, you can visit and be satisfied without hurting your budget.  It is also a good introduction to those who have not delved into Thai cuisine.  I'd suggest you come in groups since their normal serving size is already good for sharing.  Whenever we dine, many would remark that we at The Foodies Circle had a healthy appetite but this is one of the rare occasions where we failed to wipe the platters clean.


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Thai Resa
Business Address 135-D NS Amoranto cor. Iriga st., Brgy Paang Bundok
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 9am-9pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 150-300
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 254-9474
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