Love at first sip.
There’s just something so special about Thai milk tea that captured our hearts. As we take our first sip, we taste that bitter note that clings to that sweet and creamy flavor of the concoction of brewed black tea, mixed with spices, condensed milk and orange blossom water. Its distinct orange color makes us so curious to try it – and try and try, we’ll never tire of it.
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As much as we want to fly to Bangkok anytime we want, reality hits us right in the guts. No need to fret, we’ve got you covered! We did all the dirty work so that you don’t have to and found some of the best places in Manila to get Thai milk teas, that are as authentic as it gets.
Do save up for that trip to Bangkok, but in the meantime, enjoy the best of what Manila has to offer.
Basil – various branches
Basil serves authentic Thai cuisine in a garden-inspired restaurant guided by Tom McGue and Chef Al Brown. Must try dishes include their Pad Thai, Chicken Green Curry, and Tom Yum soup.
Crying Tiger Street Kitchen – Guanzon
Cha Tuk Chak – Quezon City
Cha Tuk Chak specializes in Thai tea, desserts, and many more. From Kapitolyo, they moved to a new branch in E. Rodriguez, Quezon City.
Bubba Lab – Marikina
Bubba Lab is a chemistry-inspired milk tea place where they serve their drinks in Erienmeyer flasks and beakers. Customers are called ‘labmates’.
Mango Tree – multiple branches
Mango Tree is an international restaurant chain from Thailand headed by Chef Siwat Korsem, who has over 27 years of experience in cooking Thai food. Along with your pad thai and sticky rice with mangoes, you need to order their Thai iced tea.
Black Canyon Coffee – multiple branches
Black Canyon is the largest coffee house franchise in Thailand. They specialize in Thai fusion food and beverages.
Cafe Janealo – Intramuros
After walking around Intramuros, Cafe Janealo is the place you would want to visit for their delicious pastries and beverages. One of their bestsellers is their Thai iced tea.
Nav Modern Thai – multiple branches
Nominated as Best Thai Restaurant by Philippine Tatler, Nav Modern Thai serves their own modern take on Thai food. They have warm Thai milk tea topped with ice cream and served with cookies.
Khun Thai Tea – Ortigas
Khun Thai Tea is a humble Thai stall in Megamall that serves authentic and affordable Thai milk tea and coffee.
No reservations accepted
5/F SM Megamall, Bldg A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Songkran – Salcedo Village
Songkran is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that serves bang for your buck dishes. This is a favorite spot for those looking for a quick Thai food fix in between office hours. Don’t forget to order some Thai milk tea for refreshments!
SOMS Noodle House – Poblacion
SOMS is one of the food pioneers in the now hip Poblacion neighborhood. Everything is affordable from their fish cakes, pad thai, tom yum, and thai iced tea!
Tamarind – Taguig
Tamarind, the more upscale version of Jatujak, will surprise you with their delectable and authentic Thai comfort dishes. Their Thai milk tea is as good as it looks!
Reservations are accepted
5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Jatujak – multiple branches
Jatujak is a Thai restaurant named after Chatuchak (or Jatujak) weekend market, the largest market in Bangkok, Thailand. Most of their dishes are tweaked to suit the Filipino taste buds.
Krung Thai – Marikina
Krung Thai is a hole in the wall Thai restaurant in Marikina that serves our Thai cuisine favorites. Do try the Thai iced tea!
No reservations accepted
G/F Marikina Public Market, W. Paz . cor M. Cruz, Santa Elena, Marikina
Golden Hat – Open Kitchen Food Park
Golden Hat is a newly opened Thai restaurant at the Open Kitchen Food Park. Best sellers include their tom yum, milk tea, bagoong fried rice, and other rice toppings.
Siam Thai BBQ – Kapitolyo
Siam Thai BBQ is a new buffet restaurant and sports bar that offers unlimited Thai dishes, hot pot and grilled meats. Buffet prices start at P599 per person, which come with unlimited rice, soup, ice cream and softdrinks. Affordable lunch sets are also served.
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