Ever since I started cooking, I am no longer able to tolerate fastfood as much as I used to. That’s why when we eat out, we try to go to a place that doesn’t churn out meals faster than you can say, well… “fastfood”.
We’ve always been curious about the Thai restaurant, Jatujak. After our trip to Thailand, we finally decided to give the place a try. We feel we were better equipped at distinguishing what real Thai food should taste like after a few days stint at the Land of Smiles.
Here’s a list of the Jatujak stores I know of:
Jatujak SM Mall of Asia (MOA)
2nd Level unit 237 Entertainment Mall,
SM Mall of Asia
Jatujak SM Mega Mall
104 Upper Ground Bldg A,
SM Mega Mall
Jatujak SM North Edsa
421 Annex the Block,
SM City North Edsa
I read somewhere that Tamarind at SM Aura Premier is also operated by the same group as Jatujak. Some bloggers describe it as the level-up version of Jatujak.
Interiors, Food and Service
We’ve only been to their SM Mall of Asia and Mega Mall stores. Both Jatujak restaurants have very limited seating capacity. Of the two, Jatujak MOA has more seats.
Interiors are simple. There are little touches of Thailand everywhere. From the decorative wood carvings found on most Thai roofs converted to a wall ornament, to Thai beer cans perched near the kitchen. We’re kinda hoping that they were more than displays. Haha!
Our usual order consists of Pho Pia (fried) or Pho Pia Sod (fresh spring rolls), Tom Yum and Kao Kluk Gapi (bagoong rice). For beverage, I enjoy their Mint and Lemon Grass, and Thai Iced Tea. Our bill would usually cost around seven hundred-ish. Not bad at all. The day is yet to come when I come out of Jatujak not being full bellied and dissatisfied with the food.
Service is okay. The staff could be a little more customer service oriented. They are attentive though. :)
Ever since our trip to Thailand, we’ve been looking for a Thai place that serves authentic tasting Thai food without burning a hole in our pockets. Jatujak is such a place. We’ve visited Jatujak SM MOA and Mega Mall countless times and have always enjoyed our visit.
In Thailand, Jatujak is a huge weekend market. In Manila, Jatujak is our go-to place for an authentic and reasonably priced Thai food fix.