My parents, who have recently moved to the Kapitolyo area couldn’t be happier to call this area their new home. As you know Barangay Kapitolyo has become quite a foodie haven, as one-of-a-kind restaurants seem to thrive and prosper here. They have a good range of big restaurants and quaint hole-in-the-wall establishments to choose from, and they are very eager to try them as most are quite affordable and delicious. I always ask them where I should eat when I am in the area, and they always give me the best recommendations.
NAV Modern Thai Cuisine was one of them, and they chose this resto to celebrate my uncle’s birthday last December. It definitely did not disappoint, as it offered us a yummy selection of Thai dishes that were tweaked to our Filipino taste (more on the sweet side, as we like it). My Ketogenic Diet was once again challenged, but then it was the holidays so technically I was on a break. I ended up enjoying my fave Thai dishes, which I have to admit, I really missed! Here’s what we ordered at NAV.
Crispy Spring Rolls (P150) and Chicken Satay (P220).
The fried spring rolls were made of pork and had a sweet tamarind sauce. This was like a sweeter version of lumpia, but had that distinct Thai taste. The chicken satay was delicious–tender and a bit crispy on the outside, it naturally went well with the peanut sauce it came with.
Naked Chicken Pandan (P250) and Som Tam (P180).
I have to admit, I wasn’t used to ordering chicken pandan and not getting it wrapped in pandan leaves, but this was just as tasty. It was nice and crispy on the outside, and had a sweet glaze that was yum. And the som tam was refreshing and was perfect with the chicken pandan. It is made of spicy shredded papaya, shrimp and crushed peanuts, which was so good.
Sweet Crispy Pork (P250) and Bagoong Rice (P250).
Both cooked extra sweet, which is so Filipino (but so good, hay). This fried pork had a crispy breading and sweet soy sauce that was perfect with rice. I didn’t have rice this time though, but okay, I had to sample the bagoong rice so I had a little. Both were tasty and deliciously sweet. It was a good balance of flavor though–like, all dishes still had distinct Thai flavors.
Pad Thai (P280) and Green Curry (P250).
These are my favorite Thai dishes–you really cant go wrong with pad thai and any kind of Thai curry. They were so good, and reminded me of when I lived in Bangkok for a few months and ate nothing but these dishes. Must-order these!
We ordered this hot-pot style soup when it was suggested to us, and it really didn’t disappoint. Sorry, I cant recall what is it called and how much it was, but it was so flavorful and delish. We really enjoyed this, but warning: the last person served will get the spiciest and tastiest soup (that was me).
NAV Modern Thai Cuisine
United St., Kapitolyo, 1600 Pasig, Philippines
Telephone: +632 655-8395
Sunday to Thursday – 11.00am – 11.00pm
Friday – Saturday – 11.00am – 12mn
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