Restaurant Review: Soi - Our First Attempt at a Thai Restaurant

Published on March 17, 2011



I remember trying Thai Iced Tea and Thai Curry Soup but I don’t think Boyet and I have been to a Thai restaurant until a few weeks ago. Soi is a newly-opened Thai restaurant in Robinson’s Place Manila. Knowing that Boyet has very low tolerance for spicy food, I was surprised that he agreed when I suggested that we try Soi.

As soon as we’re seated, the waiter served us with peanuts and chips. I wasn’t sure if it was fried potato chips. I am just sure that it was awesome, very tasty for something free. It was a nice way to warm-up our palates.

DSC_0093Complimentary Appetizers

Craving again for something to warm his stomach, Boyet studied the different kinds of soup in the menu. He already had an idea that the Gaeng Som is somewhat similar to our local sinigang. But there was no description in the menu so he sought help from the waiter. It turns out that his assumption was right. The soup has a very generous serving of fish and perfectly-cooked vegetables. The taste was just as exciting as its vibrant colors.

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We got a serving of their Crabmeat Fried Rice. I initially thought that it would not be enough for the two of us but I was wrong. With something like this, there is actually no need for a viand.

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After a few tries of the Gaeng Som, Boyet gave up and begged if I could finish the dish. I knew he couldn’t handle the heat! It was a good thing though that we got chicken wings. I got a piece but noticed that it wasn’t well-cooked. I don’t want to get sick because of salmonella so I tried to get the waiter’s attention. The supervisor came to our table and apologized. He went back after a few minutes with the chicken wings which we devoured right away. The chili sauce went well with this simple dish. But of course, Boyet skipped the dip. :p

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It was a nice decision for me to get the Pomelo Shake and for Boyet to have the Watermelon shake for it helped a lot in cleansing our palates.

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My first try of a Thai restaurant was a nice experience. I just don’t think I can say the same with my food buddy. :)

Soi Fine Thai Cusine
Level 1 (near Cabalen)
Robinsons Place Manila

Soi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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11 comments

  1. yes, Thai soup can ber really very spicy =)

    I enjoy visiting them and my favorite Thai dish is Chicken Pandan.

    hope you can visit my entry here http://www.mrspinkihan.com/lunch-at-sevilles/

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  2. the soup is a good choice. i love Thai cuisine and i'm a suki to every Thai resto nearby.

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  3. crabmeat fried rice is probably enough for me, :) that soup looks great...thai food is delicious but not too spicy for me, hehehe, and yes, those shakes really looks delish! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...wishing you a great weekend! :)

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  4. i love thai soup, spicy yet very yummy! that chicken looks crunchy!

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  5. Me want to try the Crabmeat Fried Rice.

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  6. I love chicken wings!

    here's mine http://www.lyzalane.info/2011/03/ftf-chowking-madness.html

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  7. That looks sumptuous!

    Spice Up Your Life, have a safe and happy weekend.

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  8. Thai food is one of my faves. I love the red curry ones with beef and vegetables. See you again, mine is up.

    http://www.haziepooh.com/2011/03/food-trip-friday-103.html

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  9. i think that crabmeat fried rice is to die for, yum yum :)

    Have a great foodtripping hop, here’s my entry for this week’s FTF. Have a fab week!
    Food and Passion
    I Love Darly!

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