It’s been a while since our last trip to Thailand and one of the things we miss most about the place is the food! It’s a good thing that we have People’s Palace to remind our palates of the good Thai food that we love.

People’s Palace is located at the ground floor, garden side of Greenbelt 3. The place is very ideal for intimate dates to big family celebrations; in this case, we visited the place to celebrate my bother-in-law’s birthday. The elegant whites and greens evoke the very clear and distinct ambiance which was Asian Zen. The restaurant was well lit from the sun’s rays coming from the garden outside, the interiors were slightly shaded by white curtains. Everything was so refreshing.

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Speaking of refreshing, we started with some refreshing drinks. My husband ordered Thai iced tea, while I ordered the People’s Mango Lassi. The Thai iced tea had a very exotic taste. This orange-y colored drink tasted like milk tea (tea au lait) with ice. The People’s Mango lassi is made out of fresh mangoes and yogurt. The mangoes’ sweetness was masked by the strong taste of yogurt, which I actually liked. But if you love sweet drinks, stick to the plain Mango Shake. They have other unique shakes and drinks to choose from. The shakes cost around Php 120+.

I love Thom Yum and I was really happy to see Thom Yum Goong (Php 295) on our table. Thom Yum Goong is hot and sour prawn soup. Those craving for sour soups and dishes, you will love this soup and it will keep you coming back for more. The prawns were also cooked very well and very meaty.

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Thom Yum Goong

We also ordered Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls with herbs, leaves and nouc cham (Php 340). The spring rolls came in a plate with lettuce. The trick is to wrap the rolls inside these lettuce leaves and drip with sweet, tangy sauce.

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Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls

Chicken in Pandan leaves (Php 290) was another appetizer that we ordered. This is my favorite dish! We asked them to take the chicken out of the pandan leaves. The dish came with around 8 pieces of chicken for which the sweet sauce with sesame seeds was perfect.

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Chicken in Pandan Leaves

For our salad, we ordered the Crispy Catfish with Green mango Salad (Php 340). You will love the unique contrast between the crispy texture and salty taste of the catfish with the smooth and sour taste of the green mango. My husband loved this dish!

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Crispy Catfish With Green Mango Salad

For our main dishes, we ordered the Panaeng Curry of Beef with peanuts, basil and kaffir and the Pad Thai, which was rice noodles stir-fry with prawns, chicken, tofu and bean sprouts. Of course with these, we ordered Pork Fried Rice with Thai Basil (Php 360).

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Panaeng Curry of Beef

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Pad Thai

The service was pretty decent, although I don’t understand why the waiters have to wear such tight shirts (I have a suspicion they’re not as friendly as they could be because how could you with their bellies sticking out). Also, the tables were not spaced far enough from each other so when the restaurant is full, people will definitely knock elbows. Aside from that though, the food was terrific and the tastes were very authentic.

Contact Details:
People’s Palace
G/F Garden side Greenbelt 3, Ayala Centre
Makati City, Metro Manila Philippines 1223
Telephone No.:  (632)7292888
Fax No.: (632)7284812
Email: reservations@peoplespalacethai.com
Website: www.peoplespalacethai.com

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