Soi: Eat Thai. Love Thai. Yummy Pad Thai

My hubby and I craved for ramen after we bought grocery goodies in Hypermarket in SM Mall of Asia. However, as we walked on the Ground Floor just outside Hypermarket, my eyes suddenly beamed with excitement upon seeing this Thai Restaurant called Soi. This is in time with my upcoming trip to Thailand this January. I tried Thai food in Singapore but missed out on the famous Pad Thai. I will try this in Soi and see why travelers visiting Thailand are craving to taste this dish.

yummy Pad Thai!

yummy Pad Thai!

Upon entering the restaurant, we chose the table at the far end to avoid people who flocked in the middle. The interior of Soi Restaurant is not as extravagant as of the like of Thai palaces. However, it is adorned with patches of violet paintings which is associated with royalty and is peppered with Thai display items on shelves and on walls.

the informative flyer that tells about Thailand

the informative flyer that tells about Thailand

Like the other resto in the metro, what is so endearing to me are the chandeliers. It livened up more the good ambiance of this restaurant.

the chandeliers

the chandeliers

We were given the menu and was delighted to see a rare violet cover. After we ordered our desired food, we read the flyer on the table that tells about the tradition, culture, and places in Thailand. This helped me to know more about this country.


I was enticed by Drew Arellano of Biyahe ni Drew when he went to Bangkok and featured Pad Thai, one of Thailand’s best cuisine. It is a stir-fried rice noodle dish made with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, beef or tofu, bean sprouts, scrambled egg, crunchy peanuts, and a lime. It is commonly served in most restaurants and on streets in Thailand.


Here in Soi, there are three varieties of Pad Thai: Shrimp-Php328.00, Chicken-Php298.00 and Tofu-Php268.00

I chose their best seller which is shrimp (Php328.00). I am not a foodie that’s why I am not a good judge of food. However, I found out that this Pad Thai of Soi so deliciously flavorful. Even my hubby, who is a good cook found it so tasty too. The crunchy peanut and lime added a flavor to this dish.


My hubby ordered Beef Noodles Soup (Php328.00). The beef was tender and so it is easy to chew. The taste was delicious too. We both like it. 

the tender Beef Noodles Soup

the tender Beef Noodles Soup

Soi offers appetizer, Soi Curry, Fried Noodle, Soi Grill, Hot Soup, Noodle Soup, Rice dishes, and Salad. They have a platter size menu that serves four to five persons where the price starts at Php438.00.


Soi, by the way, is a Thai word meaning a side street branching off a major street.

the satisfied customers

the satisfied customers

Now that I tasted a delicious Pad Thai in the Philippines, let us see if it will beat the one I will eat in Thailand. Soi has a peaceful ambiance, good food, and friendly service. I will definitely recommend this to my family and friends.


SM Mall of Asia
Ground Floor, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Tel. No. (02) 8835-9573

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