I didn't know there was a Thai restraurant in Marikina till some friends told me about it. What's even worse is that I've been passing through the street where it's located for the past 13 years whenever I get down from a jeep and walk towards the tricycle stands heading home. So, me together with my blogger friends finally got to try it out.
Krung Thai is a small Thai restaurant located in the heart of Bayan, Sta Elena in Marikina City. It's at the corner of a building where part of the palengke meat and fruit section is but it does not in any way look like it's beside a market. They recently celebrated their 13th anniversary last Feb 19, 2009. How could I have lived in Marikina and not known this place for 13 years ?
We went there in the evening to have dinner. While we were there, families came in to dine and suddenly filled the place.
Despite its small area, the interior is decorated reminiscent of Thai culture from the paintings on the walls and lamps to the tablecloth. Their menu is a combination of Thai and mixed foods. Most of their dishes include combination of vegetables like beef in oyster sauce, sweet and sour fish, catfish with mango salad, Thai Panang chicken curry, spicy squid salad, and fried mixed vegetables with pork or bagoong rice. We had spring rolls as our appetizer then proceeded to order pork satay and pad thai. Pork satay was served in a set of 5 sticks while pad thai was a huge serving of noodles with shrimps. We also tried their Thai style iced tea which was a very tall glass which contents may had been equivalent to 2 regular glasses. Our friends ordered a heap of crab rice and soup which was good for sharing.
I'm not into Thai nor spicy food but it was worth trying out something that escaped my eyes all these years.
Their generous servings are moderately priced so spending much is not a problem. If you'd like to sample Thai food at an afforable price, try Krung Thai.
Krung Thai is open from 9am-9pm daily and is located at the Marikina Public Market M Cruz corner W.C. Paz, Sta Elena Marikina City. You can also reach them at telephone numbers 646-2005 or 681-7696 and mobile at 0927 792-0587.
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