Thai Bistro: Authentic Thai Cuisine at Robinson's Magnolia

Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City, Philippines

A few months ago, the family was all excited to explore Robinson's Magnolia.  We stroll, shopped and come dinner time, there asked me where we should go eat.  Since my family loves Thai cuisine and I had a pleasurable experience at Simply Thai before, I suggested that we go for Thai Bistro

thai bistro
Thai Bistro has a nice al fresco area and a bar.  But, its main beauty lies inside which you can see through its glass windows. 

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Although the space is limited, its excellent interiors make up for it by having a mirror on one side.  On the other side, it also these huge gold imagery and abstract pieces hanged on its walls.  The color scheme gives the place a nice elegant-but-not-too-dark feel.  
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It's booths and chairs were well cushioned and cozy.   Even the lighting is impressive.


pink pomelo
♥ Pink Pomelo (Shrimps, Chicken and Herbs) (360 php)
I suggested that we order the Pink Pomelo so I could compare it with the Yam Som O of Simply Thai.  Despite the two dishes having almost the same description, I found this version more generous in terms of ingredients like the pomelo, shrimp and chicken bits and more fragrant and tasty.  

crispy catfish mango salad
Crispy Catfish With Mango Salad (295 php)
The Crispy Catfish With Mango Salad was good but I found it nothing extraordinary.  The crisp is just right or maybe could have been crispier.  It was served with thinly sliced green mangoes.  

chiang mai khao soi
♥ Chiang Mai Khao Soi (295 php)
I just couldn't get over the Chiangmai Khao Soi Noodle Soup at Simply Thai so we just HAD to order this.  This is chicken curry with egg noodles cooked two ways: crispy and the usual.  It's just as good as I imagined it to be.  If I thought my craving would stop just by ordering this once again, I was wrong.  It made me just want to have this again for next time.  I love the flavor but I find the egg noodle more crisp with the version of Simply Thai but the difference is not that significant.

Fried, Stir Fries and More

pandanus chicken
Pandanus Chicken (345 php)
The Pandanus Chicken is my mom's favorite Thai dish and a must order when she is around.  This is one of the best I've tried.  The chicken is moist and soft.  The flavor is mild but captivating.  An order is served with sweet chili sauce and sesame chili tamarind puree.  Although it comes with the sauce, you can alrady njoy it on its own too.


lotus leaf sticky rice
Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice (315 php)
We were intrigued by the Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice because we've never encountered a Thai restaurant offer it before.  The Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice was served in a platter wrapped in a literally huge whole piece of lotus leaf.  We all thought exclaimed that it looked similar to a macchang which is the Chinese version of sticky rice.  Chef Cecille Chang, who is overseeing the restaurant operations at that time, heard our fuzz about it and told us that is quite similar to the macchang.  It had sausages, mushrooms, coconut and caramelized sugar.  Although it looks the same, the taste is quite different.  It was more aromatic and flavorful.  My little sister who is not much of a fan in flowery or fragrant dishes did not like it.

khao khlup kapi
♥ Khao Khlup Kapi (315 php)
The Khao Khlup Kapi  is bagoong rice.  I know I've said this before and I'll say this again...   The bagoong rice is our default staple order when at a Thai restaurant so as always, we ordered it once more.  The Khao Khlup Kapi is bagoong rice with egg, caramel pork, green mango, chili, onions, green onions and lemon.  This is definitely one of the best we've tried.  

Something Sweet
sticky rice with mango
♥ Sticky Rice with Mango (210 php)
The Sticky Rice with Mango is another favorite Thai dish of our family.  This is the best presentation I've seen for this dish.  And, the taste is also a winner.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict

Thai Bistro is one of the best restaurant choices at Robinson's Magnolia especially when you're craving for Thai food.  Although their price range is a bit high, the food quality makes it worth every peso.  Among all our orders, every dish was excellent.  If you're looking for a Thai place to recommend to your friends and relatives who has a high standard in terms of food or is easily disappointed, then Thai Bistro is just the right suggestion.  It is definitely one of the best Thai restaurants in the Metro.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Thai Bistro Menu
Ambiance Soup | Starter | Starter 2 | Salads |
Curries | Crab | Vegetables | Noodles |
Fried |Stir Fried | Rice | Sweet |
Something Sweet 2 |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Thai Bistro
Business Address Robinsons Magnolia,
Doña M. Hemady Ave. Valencia,
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am - 9 pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 350-800
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 703-6910
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