Want some piece of Thai cuisine without being too pricey? Jatujak Thai restaurant offers something new to our palates. In celebration of Mother’s day, I treated my mother for lunch. We went to The Block at SM North Edsa and surveyed the mall first before deciding where to eat. We chose between Martabak, Mexicali and Jatujak. We chose Jatujak because we were enticed by the interiors of the place, purple-yellow combination. We didn’t have trouble ordering despite the “alien names” of the food because they provided a description of the food and some pictures. Markings of the menu if it’s spicy, house-specialty and vegetarian is an added bonus. We ordered Shrimp Tom Yum for the soup, Bagoong Rice, Chicken Pandan and Thai Iced Tea. All of them are their house specialties. The Tom Yum soup is delicious! It has a nice blend of sour, sweet and spiciness. The spiciness is just right, you know it’s spicy but won’t leave you asking for a glass of water. This is perfect to consume while it’s hot. Thai food is not the same without Bagoong Rice, Jatujak’s version is served with shredded pieces of mango and sweet pork bits on the side. This is the best Bagoong Rice I’ve tasted so far. An order of Chicken Pandan has 4 pieces of chicken meat wrapped in pandan leaves with sweet/spicy sauce. The chicken is tender and the aroma of pandan makes me hungry even more. Thai Iced Tea is served in a tall glass, it is iced tea with milk served cold which makes a great complement to their spicy but delicious dishes.
Most of the servings of their food is to share, that’s why the prices are reasonable enough because they served delish Thai food! A meal for two (Tom Yum+Bagoong Rice+Chicken Pandan+2 Thai iced tea) costs Php 800 (aroung US$ 19).
Jatujak is located at 4th Flr. of The Block, SM North Edsa, near Inasal Chicken Bacolod. They have branches in SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.