The authentic home-style dishes take you on a culinary journey of real flavors from Southern Thailand, with the freshest ingredients for a comforting Thai dining experience.
Azuthai, part of the same family run group of restaurants behind the iconic Milky Way Cafe, Cirkulo Restaurant, and Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant, serves authentic home-style southern Thai cuisine. Inside the elegant and spacious interiors of Azuthai, one can find dozens of Thai artifacts, both large and small, and you're immediately transported to another place and another time. A tall Thai Iced Tea (P 95), a refreshing black tea sweetened with condensed milk starts your homestyle Thai experience at Azuthai
The familiar Khao Kapi (P 325), bagoong fried rice with sweet pork, dried shrimps, egg, green mango, long beans, and shallots, is a consistent bestseller at Azuthai, blending sweet, salty, sour, spicy, and savory notes in one dish. And the real fun begins when you mix all the ingredients to taste each individual component of the dish for the full range of sensory impressions. The complex layers of different flavors are perfectly balanced, delivering authenticity with a rustic and comforting home-style feel.
Gai Ho Bai Toey (P 325 for 5 pcs), the classic pandan chicken with thick and sweet soy sauce dip, is served next. As you delicately unwrapped the chicken, a sweet aroma is released. The aromatic pandan leaves add a subtle sweetness to the juicy fried chicken, complemented by a sharp soy dipping sauce. Paired with the bagoong fried rice, perfect.
The classic Pa Naeng Ma Naw (P 895), steamed whole boneless apahap ( Asian seabass or Barramundi) with lime, fish sauce, garlic, coriander, and chili, a lavish and traditional dish with a premium on freshness. The delicate and sweet notes of the fresh whole steamed seabass are punctuated by layers of acidity from the lime, the salty fish sauce, the minty notes from the fresh herbs, and just a hint of spice from the chili.
Tam Pla Duk Foo (P 325), crispy catfish salad with green mangoes, peanuts, mint, and a tart lime dressing, all mixed up and ready. A bestseller, the dish is another celebration of rich flavors and textures. The clean flavors come through with the fresh ingredients, delivering a full range of tasty notes typical of Thai cuisine, with the initial sweetness layered with sharp notes from the lime and fish sauce dressing finished by a soothing heat from the chili.
Pad Thai (P 325), the iconic and popular Thai style fried noodles, and another must try dish at Azuthai. Elegantly wrapped in an egg basket, delivering yet another complex blend of flavors with soft and chewy rice noodles, pork, shrimps, bean sprouts, peanuts and chili. Like all Thai dishes, the wide range of distinct flavors are seamless and balanced, with not one note overpowering another.
For dessert, cap your meal with Azuthai's Khao Neaw Ma Muang (P 165), sweet mangoes with sticky rice drizzled with rich coconut cream and sesame seeds.
Azuthai's ever smiling Chef Malichat, brings with her over ten years of culinary experience. A Bangkok native, Chef Mali draws inspiration from cherished family recipes handed down for generations, adding her own unique touch in every dish.
A traditional Thai feast, served everyday at Azuthai. Just leave everything to Chef Mali, and you'll feel right at home at Azuthai.
Azuthai is located at the Ground Floor, Milkyway Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road) corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City or call 813-0671 or 817-6252 for reservations and inquiries.
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You can also check out my article on Azuthai on the October-November issue of Breakfast Magazine, now available in newsstands and other outlets in the metro.