Because we love trying out new things and were a little bit on the adventurous and experimental end with regards to the food we intake. We make it a point to try at least one new thing/ adventure/ restaurant (whether it’s fine dining/ hole in the wall/ budget meals) as long as it presents something new to our palette at the end of every week or once in two weeks at least.
We wanted to try something new this time around as usual and since we have already had a taste of the following cuisines: Mediterranean, Chinese, Filipino, American, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese. We decided to give Thai Cuisine a taste so that ended us up in Soi: A Thai Restaurant in Greenhills.
We didn’t really know what to expect since I wasn’t really a fan of Thai Cuisine but we were very willing and eager to taste their dishes and see what’s in store for us here.
Their simplistic interiors were adorned with the combined colors of velvet/ lavender and some shades of pearly white. Our wooden table even had a plant on top of it to give off that “nature” vibe.
Their waiters were simplistically dressed in black t-shirts and black slacks, for the women their hair were neatly scrounged up in a bun. Our attendants were very amicable and quick to attend to our needs and they even gave us some samplers to aid us in choosing our preferred drink throughout the course of the meal. I noticed that their manager was actually keeping tabs on her staff and was also consistently keeping a keen eye on the needs of their customers. She eagerly nudges her staff to pay more attention to the needs of their customers and to not keep the tables waiting. Great training I must say! 😀
For starters, we were served some free appetizers which came in the form of salted nuts and chips. Pat loves to munch on salted nuts and I especially loved their chips that I finished everything in a jiffy! The chips were really crunchy and tasty! 😀 Just the way I like it! 😀
As I pored through their Menu, the pitcher drinks (
I was so parched from the heat outside) immediately piqued my attention and since they were kind enough to give us some samples to guide me in my selection: I eventually chose the Lemongrass pitcher rather than the Pandan Juice and the Pandan Iced Tea since the lemongrass leaves quite a gingerly refreshing aftertaste in your mouth.
It is best to consume it chilled since for me it kind of loses it’s gingerly aftertaste once it’s not that cold anymore or without ice.
(Based from my experience). Next we had their Bagoong Rice (P198) which came along with some sliced green mangoes and some meat slices (which I presumed to be binagoongan meat). The sour taste from the green mango slices along with the saltiness of the binagoongan bits were the perfect pair! It was like a match made in heaven since they complemented the strong tastes of each viand.
We also had their Soy Grill Chicken Satay which amounted to 170 pesos. Pat loved this dish since he loved the taste of the Peanut butter with the chicken so he devoured mostly this viand. I loved the cucumber dipped in a little vinegar that came along with it. It neutralized the peanut butter flavor dip of the chicken.
We also had their Chicken Pandan (248) which we preferred to be cooked mildly hot since I have this ulcer which might act up once it is exacerbated by such spices. This was also a good pick, not only is it one of their best sellers it was finely steamed and the pandan leaves were really crisp and the aroma penetrated the dish to give off that appetizing smell and flavor.
Last but not the least I had one of my vegetable staples their Thai Kang Kong (148) which was garnered with some chili and was served with a sweet sauce. This capped off our meal for the night. It was definitely something worth noting and worth coming back to! 😀 Another new joint we conquered this time around it’s also a different cuisine. We’re definitely going Thai on that note next time around! 😀 Kabkoon ka! )
They can be located at:
Lower Level Food Court
Greenhills Theatre Mall
Greenhills Shopping Center
Tel. Nos. 695-3919