9.311 Pu Nim Phad Pong Kari

9.311

12 (Mon) November 2018

Pu Nim Phad Pong Kari

3.0

at Benjarong

(Dusit Thani Manila)

-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).

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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.

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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.

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