12 (Mon) November 2018
Pu Nim Phad Pong Kari (WHAT)
at Benjarong (Dusit Thani Manila) (WHERE)
-San Lorenzo, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
Benjarong is a Thai restaurant. Located in the Dusit Thani Manila hotel.
Lamenting the dearth of Manila’s options for good Thai cuisine, I was hoping that we’d be happier at the flagship restaurant of Thailand’s flagship global hotel chain (see also 5.259 Kang Kiew Wan See Krong Neau Toon).
For me, the immediate draw was the Happy Hour promotion: all-u-can-drink from 1730 to 2100 for PHP 650 per person. No premium drinks, but 2 double G&Ts from the well would cover the cost of admission.
The food was good, if overly contrived. For example, the soft shell crab curry was fine in terms of texture and flavor, but plated too artsy-fartsy for what’s essentially a fun/casual dish. Still, the experience merits a repeat visit, especially during Happy Hour.
W is back from her post-op recuperation in Korea. The family is whole again.