If I ever moved to Thailand, I would eat Pad Thai every single day until I get tired of it. This is just one of the few dishes I’ve tried many times to recreate at home. Always an epic fail.
So imagine my excitement when I saw a new Thai resto along Maginhawa street. I had to make a u-turn to see if I was seeing it correctly. True enough, it’s a Thai restaurant.
Yum Thai Maginhawa has this hole-in-the-wallish feel. Sits about 10-12 people. If it weren’t airconditioned, I’d say I’m back in Ao Nang and having lunch at some house turned into a cafe in a small village.
Of course, we ordered Pad Thai along with Thai Iced tea, Basil Chicken and Pork Sate. Serving time was fast considering there were also 3 other customers.
I love the Pad Thai here. It’s so simple. There were only a few ingredients but it was brimming with flavor. Sour, sweet, and spicy the next. Why can’t I do that at home? It was the same for the Chicken Basil. Not too crazy about the Pork Sate though. Or we were just too full. And I thought it was overpriced. The Thai Iced Tea could use a little less sweetener.
Overall, we had a terrific meal. I’d definitely go back here and try the Tom Yum Kung (not available at that time) and curry.
The resto also carries Thai products like instant noodles, sweets, spices and dried fish on a stick.
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