We were just talking the other day at how easily you could identify Thai cuisine and how distinctive their dishes are. Their dishes are always filled with unique spices and lots of vegetables that give Thai food flavor. This restaurant that we went to that served Thai cuisine was called 8 Spices, and the name, I think, is very apt for a Thai restaurant.
We got to try their branch at Il Terrazo Building at Tomas Morato a year ago, and we were happy to see that they put up a branch at the new wing of Galleria (Veranda). This branch just opened last December 10, 2010, and are still on dry-run. Given this info, they still had pretty good service.
Our appetizer was my all time favorite, Tom Yam. We ordered the Tom Yam Ruam Mid Thalay or the Spicy Seafood Soup (Small – Php 320 and Large – Php 380). Be sure to tell the waiter if you want it really spicy or just to make it mild.
What I like about the Spicy Seafood soup is that it had a lot of meat and veggies in it. The soup contained fish, squid, leafy vegetables, etc. the small bowl is good for two to three people. It had a “spiced” milky flavor, which I love.
For our main dish, the waiter recommended their best seller among chicken dishes, which was the Stir Fried Spicy Chicken with Basil Leaves or the Gkai Thod Kapao (Php 395). It was 1/2 Chicken that had just the right amount of spiciness. The meat was tender and the skin of the chicken was a little crispy. There were a lot of basil leaves scattered, and with this, the dish looked lovely. It looked like a typical Thai dish with lots of leafy vegetables.
Of course, our main dish went with the Bagoong Fried Rice or the Khao Krook Gapi that we ordered (Single – Php 189 and Platter – Php 295). The rice was cooked just right — not too sticky and not too dry. It was just right for mixing. It had a substantial amount of green mango, meat and onion in it. It had the right amount of “bagoong”; it wasn’t too salty.
The next time you drop by Robinson’s Galleria, be sure to try 8 Spices. It’s a place that you and your family and friends would enjoy. The servings and the prices are just right for big groups of 3 or more people.
8 Spices Thai Cuisine
Home of the Authentic Thai Cuisine
2nd Flr, Il Terrazo Building, Tomas Morato Cor. Scout Madrinan St. QC
2nd Flr, Robinsons Galleria Veranda, Ortigas Center, QC