One Sunday, Kathi (Mucking Around Manila) invited us to celebrate the birthday of her partner in crime Jericho (Tasty Pixels Photography) in SILK ROAD organized by the ever hot and voluptuous, Chef Cecille. Now normally the Chinese Adonis and I don't go out with friends on Sundays as we vowed to spend it always with the little lords (hoping that they'll grow up to that tradition) but the masterminds manipulated their devoted grand parents to go somewhere that Sunday morning and left us by our lonesome. Plus, Kathi had generously invited my mareng Gail of Glog that I wanted to support my sexy friend in her second blogger invite. So yes, we agreed to join the mini Thai party and have a very sinful pig-out Sunday! Instant date morning for us!
SILK ROAD is located in the Net Quad building in Bonifacio Global City. If you have difficulty finding the restaurant, just look for these 4 metal figures dancing the whatever....
I have been to SILK ROAD twice in the past but it was usually for dinner.
It's great to finally see the exotic but beautiful interiors of SILK ROAD illuminated by the morning sun especially with the Thai touches here and there.
This golden buddha statue in SILK ROAD is as mysteriously beautiful in the daytime as well as in the night.
ROLL CALL at SILK ROAD!
Mareng Gail and hubby Jun!
Kathi, Chef Cecille, birthday boy Jericho, and his sister Justice.
Jericho and Chef Cecille's handsome British friend Ben. Yep! He's got the accent and all.
I could do an accent too by the way... Name it I could do it. I'm not sure if it's right though...
BWA HA HA HA HA!
My simple but pretty SILK ROAD plate setting.
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As much as I want to drink alcohol, I don't like the taste of it. So I just ordered some SILK ROAD Milk Tea.
To which Mareng Gail wore the purty orchid that went with it.
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Here's what we pigged out on in SILK ROAD...
SILK ROAD Thai Ravioli (P330.00).
This has got to be one of my top favorites in SILK ROAD because the minced sesame beef goes so well with the shiitake mushrooms and the salt/spicy dip. A must order in SILK ROAD!!!
SILK ROAD Satay Duo (P285.00) are four skewers of tender chicken and pork barbecue with special thai marinade.
This appetizer was even served atop a smoking covered box with coals inside!!!
These juicy SILK ROAD meat sticks are best eaten with the satay sauce and cucumber marinade. Ooh yeah!
SILK ROAD Mieng Kham (P195.00).
You get 6 servings of this Thai appetizer served in cute mini espresso cups.
Best way to eat it is just scoop it altogether in just one swift of your finger.
Then put everything in your mouth. If you're allergic to spicy food though you may want to pick out the red chili. But for me, it suited the fresh flavors of the betel leaves with the shrimp just fine!
SILK ROAD specialty... the son in law eggs (P195.00)!
I think I have already mentioned before that the story behind this appetizer in Thai cuisine was that it served as a warning to potential son in laws from the bride's mother that if he played hookey with anyone else, his round "treasures" will be cut.
Gruesome story I know. But I wonder if the Philippine version of it are "Toknenengs" or "Balut"?
"You fool with my daughter and I'd fry up your little wee jewels!"
Hence, the toknenengs. HA HA HA HA!
Anyway, you might forget that morbid story once you get a taste of these SILK ROAD hard boiled eggs deep fried and topped with fried shallots, tamarind sauce reduction, and a sliver of red bell pepper.
Like with the Mieng Kham, you eat this special SILK ROAD appetizer by wrapping it with the fresh betel leaves. Ooh wow! I really suggest you to do so because the slight bitter flavors of the betel leaves complement the tanginess of the toppings.
I love Thai Papaya Salad so it was a special treat that SILK ROAD had Angus Beef Salad (P380.00).
Imagine thin cuts of Angus beef on a bed of crunchy strips of green papaya, cucumbers, red bell peppers, then topped with peanuts, cilantro and pepper flakes. What made this salad more delicious for me was the Thai special dressing that had a menage a trois of sweet, salty, and sour bites to it.
My husband's favorite has got to be SILK ROAD's Siamese Pork Ribs (P310.00) which he ate silently in his corner.
It's really no brainer why he loved it: succulent fall off the bone pork ribs which were so sweet and juicy to the bite. Delicious! I was lucky to get even just one piece!
SILK ROAD Black Pepper Soft Shell Crab (P465.00) was a delight in every bite (so cliche I know).
The crabs were fried to a wonderful crisp in flavorful batter then topped with sauteed bell peppers, onion, and carrots. A popular contender in our table too!
Another surprise for me in SILK ROAD was the buttery and spicy Thanglor Beef (P358.00).
I'm not overly fond of stews (except if my Mom cooks 'em) since the meat would tend to be tough and rubbery.
But in SILK ROAD, these chunks of beef were slow cooked for 6 hours and flavored with the exotic seasonings of curry.
Soooo perfect with rice!!!
Of course, you cannot NOT have a meal at SILK ROAD without Chef Cecille's much revered Pad Thai (P340.00) served in its trademark "egg net".
This never fails to make us drool ANY time of day!! SILK ROAD pad thai is bliss!
SILK ROAD Din Daeng (P310.00). Savory fillets of tender pork sauteed in special Thai sauces!
And just when I thought we cannot have enough food on the table, in comes SILK ROAD Thai Chicken Basil (P245.00)!
Still a winner among its other SILK ROAD mates with the well seasoned ground chicken, green beans, Thai chilis, fresh basil, and an egg topping!!!
Of course, the star of the day (besides the birthday boy and Chef Cecille... and us :P) was this awesome Tilapia coated generously with rock salt then slow grilled to awesomeness.
The fish was so fresh and flavorful. You would just know this would be a blockbuster in SILK ROAD very soon.
Give this delicious SILK ROAD tilapia a generous dip in the tart but savory green tamarind salsa and you're VERY good to go!
If you thought we ate all of those glorious SILK ROAD food as is, then you don't know us too well. We just GOTTA have rice!!! Thankfully we were served with SILK ROAD signature rice P330.00).
My favorite though would have to be the SILK ROAD Khao Pad Chicken Rice (P305.00) which is actually a meal in itself.
Even if I was already too full for comfort I got a serving or two of this very tasty rice which elicited the most alluring aroma for a plate carbs. This SILK ROAD dish was even served with a side of fish sauce and chilis to drizzle over the piping hot flavored rice for that extra savory bites. WOWWWWW! Craving for this NOW.
My plate!!! My SILK ROAD messy plate!
ERIC JAZ FOODIES in SILK ROAD for Jericho's birthday!
Chef Cecille sweetly organized her SILK ROAD servers to sing a birthday song to a surprised Jericho.
Happy Birthday Tasty Pixel Photography! He he he he!
The massacred Costa Brava cake!
So perfect with coffee!!!
Such a fun Sunday lunch with equally fun people!
Thank you so much Chef Cecille for having ERICJAZ FOODIES!!!! Besides the awesome and delicious food this Sunday, you got the Chinese Adonis smiling from ear to ear! Kiligations yan to the maximum homaygulay level!
BTW, would you believe that SILK ROAD is already serving its special Thai cuisine for a year already? In celebration of its 1st Anniversary, SILK ROAD is having an all you can eat buffet deal every Friday!!!!
Do check it out! It's a buffet of SILK ROAD specialties at a very great price!!! Wohooo!
Check these out:
SILK ROAD THAI BISTRO
Net Quad Corporate Center, Shop H
4th Avenue corner 31st St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
+63 923 421-8294 / 02-824-1678
BY THE WAY...
Of course, had fun with my ever Mareng Gail! We didn't talk about it but our dresses matched that day! Ha ha ha ha ha! As our former boss would say... "Great Minds Think Alike!"