Thai Foon

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Sawadeeka from Thai Foon, the first modern Thai restaurant in Marikina.  Our team was invited by their management and it took us a month to find our way to this cool resto. I would describe our experience to be a little unfamiliar, however pleasant.  Thai cuisine has five major flavors and tastes: sweet, salty, sour, spicy and a little bitter. We experienced all that, in just one seating.  So without further ado, let us all present to you their food:

Pla Sam Rot or Deep-Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce (photo above) is fried crispy tilapia covered in sweet, sour and spicy tamarind sauce.  The fish is quite crisp on the outside but soft and moist on the inside.  The fishy oily taste was brilliantly covered by its sour green mango salad. Did not try it with rice, but I guess it can taste better without it.

Thai Iced Tea (photo above, right) is a very refreshing beverage. It is not too sweet and not too thick.  Just the right consistency. What a perfect way to start a good meal.

Thai Foon Pad Siew or Thai Flat Noodles in Thick Sauce (photo above, top left).  The noodles are soft and not that chewy. Taste is slightly sweet with a crunchy texture because of the bits of peanuts sprinkled on top of it.  Broccoli is a little soggy.

Spicy Seafood Fried Rice (photo above, bottom left) is a tasty, flavorful, steaming hot, and moist stir-fried rice mixed with real shrimps and vegetables. Be sure to try this when visiting them.  This is highly recommended.

Thai Foon  Pad Thai is another noodle dish mixed with lots and lots of fresh crunchy vegetables. The freshly squeezed lime fruit gave that clean tangy taste.  I like its taste better than the other noodle dish and it's not messy to eat.

Yam Pla Duk Fu or Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad (photo above, rightmost) seems to be an easy dish to prepare but tastes really good.  It looked more like a super crispy fish in a shape of a cookie with sour mango salad on top to balance the bland taste of the fish.

Pineapple Fried Rice (photo above, second from the right) is your typical fried rice but sweetened with caramelized pineapple chunks. If you are okay with your rice to be a little too sweet, then this is your rice.  Kids might like this more than the adults because of its sweet, salty taste and its soft fluffy rice with a little nutty crunch.

Tom Yum Goong or Hot and Sour Soup with Prawns (photo above, second from the left) is my number one dish at Thai Foon.  It has that really hot, spicy and sour taste that we all Marikeños would love. It is a festivity of seafood goodness put into one big bowl. It is not as salty as I thought it would be but can be easily fixed with a few dash of salt and maybe some crushed pepper. Not oily, too. Never leave Thai Foon without ordering this.

Coconut Delight is a fresh young coconut fruit topped with two scoops of macapuno ice cream.  It's new to their menu and will soon be introduced to their dear guests.  If you both love coconut and ice cream, this creamy frozen dessert is just enough to bring you here.

Our visit to Thai Foon will never be so pleasant without the warm welcome and accommodation of the entire staffs and its management. Our food were hot and well-prepared because of their courteous kitchen and dining staffs.  Visit them along Gil Fernando Avenue, Sta. Elena.  They are open from Mondays to Fridays, 10:30am to 2:30pm ; 5:00pm to 10:00pm and on Saturdays to Sundays, 10:00am to 3:00pm ; 5:00pm to 10:00pm.  Click here to see their map for their exact location.