I was recently craving for the spiciness of Thai cuisine so it is with the highest excitement when I was invited by OpenRice to try 8 Spices Thai Cuisine in their Tomas Morato, Quezon City branch. I asked my B if he would care to join me and boy was I glad he did. We both love spicy foods and I just know we’re in for a treat!
It was bright, wide space with modern interiors. Simple and neat.
8 Spices Thai Cuisine opened last 2008 at IL Terrazzo Mall in Tomas Morato, Quezon City but they moved to Scout Borromeo St. in the same vicinity to have a bigger diner space and lots of parking space. Why 8 Spices? 8 spices represent the major spices used in Thai cooking, as per the owner.
There were 13 menu lined up for us. It was a mix of drinks, appetizers, salads, soups, rice, main entree (of chicken, beef, fish, seafood), noodles, pulutan and desserts.
The Food on Our Table
It is generally a good cold drink. It’s not too sweet or creamy because of sugar and creamer nor too bitter because of black tea. All the ingredients blended well together and there was no off taste. A very refreshing drink especially after indulging in a spoonful of spicy eats.
Pomelo, shrimp, desiccated coconut flakes, coconut milk, chili flakes, onion and roasted peanuts are the major ingredients of this salad. Although I’m not a fan of salads, this would be an exception since I loved the play of texture and taste in my mouth. Only fresh ingredients were used and it is evident in its crisp taste.
This is the marinated chicken wrapped in pandan leaves or screwpine leaves. Pandan leaves infused the chicken with its sweet and fragrant aroma against its juicy taste even after it was deep fried. Tasty with or without the sweet-chili sauce.
Piping hot, spicy, sour and highly addictive soup! This is one of my favorites from this Thai lunch. Galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and chilis are some of the spices used to concoct this delicious mixed seafood soup.