It was cheap alright. That I can proudly say. But the quality of the food? Let’s say – for a cheap affordable restaurant – what do you expect? I’m not complaining that I wasn’t full – because I was so full – it’s just that the dishes that we had sort of had a similar taste.
Spring Rolls – I liked it, I especially liked the sauce! My Panget however is not a fan of Spring Rolls – but I guess he did enjoy them as he also ate most of the pieces.
Tom Yum Soup – I was expecting it to be fiery hot! But fortunately – it was just alright, two complaints though – it tasted more sweet than spicy, and the shrimp – well, they were overdone (the skin was kind of hard to pull away from the meat)
Pad Thai – This for me was the worst Pad Thai ever! It looked good but it tasted like ketcup and consisted of only – tofu, noodle, bean sprouts and eggs. That’s it – No meats and seafood – nada.
Red Curry Beef – I loved the taste of the curry – it was just right, although the server said that red curry was supposed to be the hottest of them all. The beef slices were really small – it was overpowered by the slices of Okra. I guess that was the extender. Did I already mention that I loved the curry sauce?
For these four dishes and a can of Coke Light – our total bill amounted to Php445.00 – not bad right? Yeah, I guess – since the servings were not small – they would probably feed 4 people, we even had to bring home a portion of the dishes.
Verdict? It wasn’t as authentic as I hoped it would be. I would probably give the Carinderia Style/Branch a try – just to see which is better.
A funny thing though – when I asked the server if the cook was Thai – he smiled and said that the cook was Pinoy, but the father of the owner is Thai!
SOM’S Noodle House Authentic Thai Cuisine
Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo)
corner Milagros Street