Apparently Bai Yok (sculptured leaf) is a very popular name for Thai restaurants. I didn’t know that. At first I thought it was a Visayan restaurant until I saw the words Authentic Thai Cuisine under it.
Since I love Thai food, my officemate, Jed and I decided to go there for lunch and check out if they really serve authentic Thai cuisine.
They didn’t have any other customers aside from us when we got there around 12nn which was just fine because I really don’t like crowded places (unless I’m partying in a bar).
A few minutes after taking our order, the waitress gave us free appetizers which I found cool because it was as if I’m back in Phuket.
We ordered Pad Thai and Spring Rolls. I know. We should have ordered a lot more. But since we needed to be back at the office by 1pm, we decided to order just that. Also, we were being very… safe (in case the food’s not good).
The food wasn’t bad at all! Even the price. A budget of 200-300 php (5-7 USD) would be enough per person. It can actually even go lower if you just order a few items like we did. We were full after eating just those. The Pad Thai was good for 2 people (unless you’re really, really hungry).
We weren’t able to try the Tamarind and Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) shakes that they serve there. I would go back to try those and the Tom Yum.
I give it 3/5 spoons.
Food – 4 spoons
Ambience – 2 spoon
Price – 3 spoons
Service – 3 spoons
Bai Yok Authentic Thai Cuisine
185 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Castor
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(+63 2) 475-8828, (+63 2) 788-7707
Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 10:00pm