Awesome Thai dishes right here!
Over the past couple of years, Thailand has become a popular travel destination for a lot of Filipinos, and it’s not hard to see why. Our Southeast Asian neighbor has a lot to offer– breathtaking temples, friendly people, a colorful nightlife and, of course, delicious cuisine.
There’s no need to break out your passport or book a flight if you want to try Thai food though, because we have Mango Tree right here in Manila!
Unknown to many, Mango Tree is actually an international restaurant chain from Thailand headed by Chef Siwat Korsem, who has over 27 years of experience in cooking Thai food. That’s why it’s no surprise that Mango Tree has become one of Manila’s go-to spots for authentic Thai cuisine.
Mango Tree has branches in cities all over the world-- Bangkok, Dubai, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Doha and now Manila.
Encouraged by the performance of the smaller Mango Tree Bistros located in Makati and Quezon City, Mother Spice Food Corp., Mango Tree’s managing company, took the leap and opened a flagship branch in The Fort. Their vision is for Mango Tree BGC to be a more upscale, formal experience than its sister restaurants.
Located right along 7th Ave., Mango Tree is a large restaurant (one of the biggest in the Bonifacio Central area) with modern Thai-inspired interiors.
Thai food is complex. It uses a wide variety of herbs and spices to come up with flavors you won’t find just anywhere else. Mango Tree Cafe manages to bring together dishes and tastes from all four regions of Thailand.
Don’t let the tongue-twisting names stop you from sampling Mango Tree’s excellent Thai food–check out our quick guide to conquering Mango Tree’s menu.
Miang Kham (Crispy coconut, savoury herbs with green bitter leaves and chutney)
Yum Som O (Fresh pomelo salad with prawns and grated coconut)
Gai Satay (Chicken satay served with sweet vinegar and peanut dipping sauce)
Thai food is traditionally very spicy, but the heat has been toned down and adjusted for the Philippines. Inform your server beforehand if you want your food extra hot.
Poo Ob Woon Sen (Stir-fried fresh crab with glass noodles)
TIP: You can have your crab shelled and shredded before it's served for a more convenient eating experience.
Phad Thai Goong/Jay (Thai stir-fried rice noodles with prawns or tofu)
Did You Know: Phad Thai first became popular as part of a nationalism campaign in the 1940's by former Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram. It's now a Thai national dish.
Pla Krapong Neung Ma Now (Steamed sea bass with fresh garlic, chili and lime sauce)
Gai Yang (Char-grilled chicken marinated in Thai herbs and served with Isan chili dipping sauce)
Gaeng Phed Nua/Gai (Chicken or beef fillet in red curry)
Gaeng Phed Ped Yang (Roasted duck with fresh pineapple in red curry)
Mango Tree's curries are best eaten when they're hot and fresh, so don't give your order a chance to cool down. Make sure you dig in as soon as it arrives at your table!
Khao Niew Ma Muang (Ripe fresh mango served with sweetened sticky rice)
Tako Khao Phod (Coconut custard with sweet corn)
Mango Cheesecake (Cheese cake with fresh ripe mango)
So what are you waiting for? Get going on your Thai foodie adventure by making a reservation at Mango Tree Cafe through Booky to get up to P500 off + free dessert!
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G/F Bonifacio High St Central, 7th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig