5.042 Morning Glory with Crispy Pork

Cycle 5 – Item 42

16 (Sun) February 2014

Morning Glory with Crispy Pork


at People’s Palace

(Greenbelt 3)

-Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with Uncle CS

People’s Palace is a Thai restaurant.  The menu is pretty standard, from salads and soups to noodles and curries.  Extremely popular, especially among expats, current ranking on TripAdvisor: 3 of 892 restaurants in Makati.  Prices are mid-to-high end, most mains around 500 pesos.

Literally next door to Sala Bistro, where we ate yesterday.

As anticipated, I’m now eating dinner with my uncle on a regular basis, daily in fact.

2012 Taylor’s “Promised Land” Riesling, South Australia: not over-the-top sweet, good acidity, delicate fruit, excellent with Thai food.

The food was pretty good, though hardly good enough to be ranked the 3rd best in the entire city.  The only dish ordered at my insistence was the morning glory, which was sautéed with basil and bell peppers and tossed with deep-fried pork belly.  Too sweet, otherwise okay.   The only reason that it’s the featured dish for this post is that the photo turned out a bit better than the rest.  Benefit of the doubt, I’ll go back once more and try some other dishes.

Shrimp fritters (3.0)

(See also BOOZE)



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