Birthday Lunch at Azuthai

Last month my friend Deb celebrated her birthday by treating us to lunch at Azuthai. What was supposed to be just a few hours of get together morphed into 12 hours of non-stop eating, drinking and laughing.

It was a holiday that day that’s why everyone was present. No one was rushing to pick up kids, there were no business calls  or anything that intruded in our day of fun. All we had to do was enjoy the excellent food in one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Manila. I’ve written about Azuthai before and eaten there a few times since and the quality of the food has been consistently good.

Here are our favorite dishes. One day I will try something new but for that meal it was all about Thai comfort food. 

Azuthai - Shrimp Cake with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce (Tod Man Goong) P325
Shrimp Cake with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce (Tod Man Goong) P325
Azuthai - Pomelo Salad (Yam Som O)  P295
Pomelo Salad (Yam Som O) P295
Azuthai - Fresh Thai Spring Rolls in Rice Paper with Special Sauce Poh Pia Paksot P195
Fresh Thai Spring Rolls in Rice Paper with Special Sauce (Poh Pia Paksot) P195
Azuthai - Spicy Papaya Salad (Som Tam) P275
Spicy Papaya Salad (Som Tam) P275
Azuthai -Thai Iced Coffee P95
Thai Iced Coffee P95
Azuthai - Pad Thai
Thai Style Fried Noodles with Shrimp & Tofu (Pad Thai) P325
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Pad Thai

 

This is how I like my veggies served.

Azuthai - Stir- Fried Kale with Crispy Pork (Pahk Kahna Moo Krop) P465
Stir- Fried Kale with Crispy Pork (Pahk Kahna Moo Krop) P465
Azuthai - Red Curry with Roast Duck, Tomatoes and Pineapple (Gaeng Pet Phad Yang) P395
Red Curry with Roast Duck, Tomatoes and Pineapple (Gaeng Pet Phad Yang) P395

 

I would really have been happy with a bowl of white rice and this Green Chicken Curry which was just a tad too spicy for me but I still loved it.

Azuthai - Green Chicken Curry with Eggplant and Basil (Gaeng Kew Wan Gai)  P345
Green Chicken Curry with Eggplant & Basil (Gaeng Kew Wan Gai) P345

 

I wasn’t fast enough to shoot all the dishes.

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 I was too full to eat a full dessert but I did try each one of these lovely white sweets. I usually go for dark brown desserts but if it’s white and made with coconut then I am all for it. 

Azuthai - Tapioca and Coconut Cream in Pandan Cups (Tako)P125
Tapioca and Coconut Cream in Pandan Cups (Tako)P125
Azuthai - Thai Style Halo-Halo (Ruamit) P125
Thai Style Halo-Halo (Ruamit) P125
Azuthai - Mango with Sticky Rice (Khao Niao Ma Muang) P165
Mango with Sticky Rice (Khao Niao Ma Muang) P165

 

Here’s the happy celebrant. Was she happy because of the food and company or because she finished another level of Candy Crush?

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You’re never too old to do a selfie. 

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We moved to Deb’s house for some Estrel’s caramel cake which is her favorite. 

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Egad, more food! A cheese and chorizo platter from Santi’s was what we nibbled on after lunch. 

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happy happy- Grand Old Parr

I don’t really drink scotch but here’s toast to you Deb! 

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My jaw dropped when a large pot of crab congee was served around 5 pm. I honestly couldn’t eat a single bite but I had to try it. Darn, it was so umami delicious. At 8 pm Deb said we were all going out for dinner. What??? I really wanted to just stay in her house to eat the crab congee but she wanted to continue her birthday celebration in another restaurant. To be continued…

happy happy- crab congee

Azuthai
Milkyway Building
900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road)
corner Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City 1200 Philippines
telephone:813-0671, 817-6252
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