Friday, November 15, 2013

Chatting at Jatujak

My Ate and I make it a point to try different cuisines. One afternoon, we chanced upon Jatujak (pronounced as "cha-tu-chak") and got to tick one item off our long list. It's a quiet, modern-meets-oriental place that serves Thai food.

We had the Pork Sate (₱180), an easy favorite. It's basically barbecue with this amazing sauce which was sweet and sour, with a kick of ginger, curry, and nuts. Next was the Shrimp Pad Thai (₱185). Flat, chewy noodles with stir-fried veggies, egg, shrimp, and ground peanuts. I was delightfully surprised by the fusion of flavors and was somehow reminded of our Pinoy lumpiang sariwa. Though we wish there were more shrimps in it.

Their Chicken Pandan (₱240), looks good but tastes like your average seasoned fried chicken. We weren't able to savor the pandan. For dessert, we got even more adventurous and ordered Iced Waterchestnuts with Coconut Milk (₱90). Ate Faye loves waterchestnuts but never had it as dessert. The nuts were covered in red sticky rice coating and the coconut milk was refreshing. You may ask for additional syrup to adjust the sweetness.

We got to catch up with our stories since we haven't seen each other in awhile. I must say, it's really nice trying new food with old company. So what's next on our list, sister dear?

Rating: 3.75/5


Jatujak - 4F The Block, SM North EDSA, Quezon City

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