Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Modern Thai Cuisine at People's Palace

Since 2005, Scottish restaurateur Colin Mackay and his partners offered their take on Thai cuisine, balancing authenticity and modernity with bold, fresh, and clean flavors. Timeless classics updated in a fusion of authentic flavors, served daily at People's Palace...

The medley of sweet, sour, salty, acidic, and spicy notes, the distinct signatures of Thai cuisine, come alive in the different dishes served at People's Palace, best represented by the restaurant's signature bestsellers.

The wide and spacious interiors, the high ceiling, and wide glass windows at People's Palace give it a cool, modern and contemporary vibe, just what you'd expect from a place serving modern Thai cuisine. Tradition becomes timeless at People's Palace, with classic Thai dishes reinterpreted with bold and fresh flavors.

Start your meal with their bestseller, the Prawn, Pomelo and Coconut Salad (P 390), with fresh, sweet and tart pomelo mixed with plump prawns, cucumber, shallots, herbs, and peanuts in a rich and creamy coconut dressing. The full palette of traditional Thai flavors are all represented, including that familiar and soothing layer of heat from the chili. The dish is deceptively simple, yet the flavors are anything but simple, with each complex layer coming through in every bite.

Phad Thai (P 390), a traditional rice noodle stir-fry with prawns, chicken, tofu, and bean sprouts, and a mandatory dish to fully experience the richness of Thai cuisine. The soft and chewy texture of the Thai rice noodles are punctuated by the minty notes of the fresh herbs and lime, the crisp fresh vegetables along with the briny sweetness of the prawns. And be adventurous with the chili flakes to complete the flavors. The iconic Thai dish is a true celebration of diverse flavors, and the flavors are further enhanced by the freshness of each ingredient.

For dessert, People's Palace offers its sweet Pavlova (P 340), an elegant layered dessert with fresh mango and passion fruit on soft and chewy meringue. Modern yet traditional, authentic yet refreshingly innovative, fresh flavors from premium ingredients. Definitely still one of the best Thai restaurants in the metro.

People's Palace is located at the Ground Floor, Garden Side, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati or call 729-2888 for inquiries and reservations.

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Check out my article on People's Palace in the October-November issue of Breakfast Magazine, now available at newsstands and outlets. 

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