(Not) Just Thai

I love Thai food, and we actually make our fair share of Curry, Tom Yum Soup and Pad Thai at home. Oddly though, we rarely eat at Thai restaurants. I’m not sure why that is. Like, in the case of Just Thai in Molito, we pass that place all the time but never really go inside. MrC or I would say, “Oh we should try this place one of these days.” And then when we’re out again, we opt to eat somewhere else.

Last week, we finally got to find out what we were missing at Just Thai. I was invited by a fellow southie mommy blogger, Kathy Kenny, to join a small group of bloggers for dinner. I’m actually super happy that I was allowed to bring the boys with me, too. The three of us always eat out together, and the experience just wouldn’t be the same if they weren’t there.

My forever dates.

Little MrC and I got there at around 6pm, and we waited for MrC to join us, as he was on his way home from work. I got to chat a bit with Kenny and a couple other bloggers I met at the Chicdriven launch I attended at Azumi Hotel a few weeks back. The restaurant was nice enough to feed my little boy ahead after he so loudly declared that he was super hungry, then proceeded to down a plate of peanuts and a mango shake.

Kid-friendly food

The kiddo was served a plate of Chicken Sate and a bowl of Pandan Rice. Super good, and super kid-friendly. I often worry about what to feed this kid when we dine at Asian and Indian restaurants coz some flavors and spices just don’t agree with a child’s taste buds. I’m happy to report that, at Just Thai, this will not be a problem at all. 

The little guy and his dinner

While waiting for everyone to arrive, we were served cold drinks. Of course, I chose my super forever favorite, Thai Iced Tea. I love how thick and creamy Just Thai’s version is. I would seriously go back just for this. MrC tried the Tamarind Juice, and he said it tasted like those sticky tamarind snacks that he likes.

Thai iced tea on the left, tamarind juice on the right

Starters and main dishes

After a while, our group was complete. I was so excited to finally have a face to match one of my favorite Twitter friends, @SouthSnippets, and also to finally attend a blogger event with my real-life friend Joei

And then, it was time for dinner. We started with two big bowls of soup and a salad. The Tom Yum soup was quite nice, tangy and spicy and really MrC’s type. The Kuai Tiao Neua, was a beef noodle soup with a hint of sourness. It was good, but I can’t eat a lot of it. I loved the Yam Neua, a salad topped with spicy-sweet beef that went so well with the fresh veggies.

Starters. Yum.

The main dishes were all really good, too. I love that we got to try so many of them, and believe me, there was a lot to sample. My favorite was the Pad Gaprow Talay, which is a mixed seafood with basil dish swimming in a coconut-cream sauce, kind of like a curry. The basil really gave this dish a clean, fresh taste.

Mixed Seafood with Basil

We also got to try the Pad Thai, which is a must-order for me at every Thai place. Just Thai’s was different because there was a hint of tomato in there. This is the first time I’ve had Pad Thai like this, and I order this dish a lot. I even make it at home. I enjoyed it though, and I like that it’s not the usual.

Main dishes

Also served to us were the Gai Pad Met Ma Maling, which is chicken with cashew, the Gaeng Leuang, a yellow curry dish with vegetables and tofu, and Crabmeat Fried Rice. I was glad that the kiddo had some plain steamed rice left over, coz the main dishes were so flavorful that they really needed plain rice. I imagine the crabmeat fried rice would be good with Pandan Chicken, which is something I have on my must-try list for our next visit to Just Thai.

There’s always room for dessert

We were all super full (and the boys were actually sleepy) after all that food. There was no way we were leaving without trying the desserts though. We all loved the Tha Kho coconut pudding, which was really light and not very sweet. It was a great ending to a meal that was so full of flavor.

I also had a bite of the Khao Niaow Ma Muang, which we all felt was too pretty to eat. It’s a super heavy dessert made of sticky rice topped with mango with a coconut sauce on the side. I prefer it without the sauce, though. I think this would actually be great as an afternoon snack.

Dessert!

We officially have another restaurant to add to our must-visit places in Molito. Thanks so much, Just Thai, for a wonderful evening. The boys and I super enjoyed, and we certainly went home stuffed and happy. We will be back soon!

With my blogger dinner dates!

Just Thai Alabang
Molito Lifestyle Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa
Phone 808-4058
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Thai/194210380589164

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

28 thoughts on “(Not) Just Thai

  1. Nice photos Pat! My husband brought me on one of the Thai restaurants he knew back when we were dating and I can say that Just Thai’s menu looks more appetizing than the one I had back then. After 4 years not having one, I’m ready to indulge in a ‘better’ Thai menu. 🙂 Maybe when I dropped at Alabang someday.. way too far for my route. hehe

  2. I love Thai food especially the Pad Thai. I also prefer the Indian long-grain rice.

    But there’s something about Thai food that I want to really try at least once a month.

  3. Oh wow! Those main dishes look great. I actually don’t like Pad Thai. I tried it once in Bangkok and didn’t like it. Maybe I just ate at the wrong place. Maybe this place will make me change my mind.

  4. Reading the comments, I’m glad to know I’m not the only Thai food-virgin here! However, your photos make me want to eat Thai food ASAP. They make me hungry!

  5. When I was in college, my classmates and I frequented an affordable Thai restaurant that served fried rice with bagoong, green mangoes and scrambled eggs. I love Thai food too!

  6. Gawd! Look at that iced tea. Looks so refreshing. When we were still in Riyadh, there’s a Thai restaurant that we always visit every Friday. My mom love the tom-yang soup.

  7. I also love eating Thai food but my family does not like it. The taste is just so unique and refreshing apart from other Asian cuisines. I have dined in at Just Thai only once and I was completed satisfied. 🙂

  8. We tried a Thai resto before, I think it was in Sta. Rosa. I didn’t like it that much because the food was a bit sweet. I saw another review on Just Thai several months back and she also enjoyed it as much as you seem to have. Maybe we should try their branch here soon. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I haven’t tried Thai cuisine yet because I don’t know if I’ll like them. But the dishes you showed looks so delicious, especially the seafood! And the dessert too! I’d look for that in Alabang, I just hope they also branch out to malls.

  10. I haven’t tried Thai cuisine yet, however the thought of Tamarind juice is just refreshing and the dessert does look a little heavy but definitely looks worthy to tickle the tastebuds.

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