If you think that Thailand's menus are limited to Pad Thai ( yep, that famous fried noodle dish that taste like heaven, or to tom yum goong ( my favorite piquant prawn and lemongrass soup) -- two of the dozen basic dishes fostered by a former Thailand government keen to standardize the cuisine as a tourist lure. Then, you may be missing a brilliant redefinition of "modern" Thai cuisine.

The all new management of Muang Thai Malakas branch has re-bump its menu and restaurant interiors. The once Authentic Muang Thai traditional Thai cuisine restaurant with traditional wood carvings and Thai interiors marries the all new Modern Thai look and cuisine. Don't get them wrong, the heritage of the cuisine is respected, but there is a touch of modernity in the presentation.

Yes, you've read it right. The once much talk about Muang Thai Authentic Contemporary Cuisine has upgraded its menu and interior designs to that of a Modern Authentic Thai. Meaning from wood statues and traditional Thai decor it now sports a new playful elegant look.

Thailand is my favorite Asian country aside from our very own Philippines. We used to celebrate New Year in Thailand and my brother and I both love Thai cuisines. And experiencing both the traditional and modern dishes here in the Philippines via Muang Thai is just awesome. It saves us, Filipinos a lot of time and airfare when we crave authentic Thai food.

I still vividly recall when my brother and I had dine at a modern Thai restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.  We ended up wanting to go back for more to this so called modern Thai cuisines restaurant because they offer the same wonderful Thai dishes that we used to love and now with a twist.

Muang Thai Fried Rice: This house fried rice is the best for me. It had the perfect blend of meat and seafood. I savored this rice, because it wasn't oily at all. I had myself a second serving because we were not served with rice at our table. We only had the leftover rice of the bloggers on the table on our left side. We only had little portions because the other table almost finish it all up because it is simply delicious.

Stir Fried Broccoli with Beef: This is a must try!  You can't go wrong with this one! The beef was tender, the broccoli still had its crispness, and the sauce was ever so delicious. I can't help but fall in love with this dish.

Crispy Catfish Salad: Crispy flakes of catfish was awesome. It may not look appetizing but it is very delicious. The saltiness of the catfish with the sour & sweetness of the mangoes played well together.

Spicy Mixed Seafood Soup: Pretty much, this Tom Yum! It had the sourness, a nice kick from the peppers, and well cooked seafood Tom Yum should have. The authenticity was shown on this soup when I saw the fresh lime leaves used to make it sour.

Chicken in Pandan Leaves: I loved how tender and plump the chicken was. It had the right amount of saltiness and sweetness that went well with the fried rice.

Sticky Rice with Ripe Mango: This was the pièce de résistance of the entire meal. This not so overly sweet dessert was very vitalizing. The delectable balance of 3 different kinds of sweetness gave me the energy I needed to attend to my business after the event.

Muang Thai is a special restaurant. Location wise, it's not somewhere where most would visit, but I assure the ambiance and the food will make up for it.

Muang Thai is the place to be.  The flavors of the superbly sourced ingredients are intense yet perfectly balanced. The set menu offers the perfect way to experience this cuisine as well as offering surprising value.

The Pad Thai is a sight that always teases the senses, it elevates excitement and beckons an authentic Thai dining experience sadly we were not serve with one but I hope to try it at Muang Thai Restaurant next time I drop by.

SamgyupSalamat Under Korean Alley is getting bigger!

Did you know that?

Samgyupsalamat was coined from the word “Samgyupsal” which means “Pork belly” in Korea, and “Salamat”, which means “Thank you” in Filipino. Combining the two, it makes “Samgyupsalamat”.

It may sound like a word play but it simply means, “Thank you for eating Samgyupsal”.

From only a handful of customers at the beginning, SamgyupSalamat now prided itself with customers waiting in line.

“SamgyupSalamat /Zoomanity Group in UnliCity At Century CityMall were very dedicated in training its staff so we can give our customers an unforgettable experience So they'll come back for more," quips Sassy Punzalan , SamgyupSalamat Operations Manager

"We're very happy  that customers keeps on patronizing us.  We're very grateful that  customers continue to flock in all of our branches.  Some customers even wait in line till 2 in the morning.”added Ms.  Punzalan.

Samgyupsalamat Under Korean Alley can be found in four (4) locations just in a span of less than a year.  Its branches are located  in Metropolitan in Makati, Residence Inn Tagaytay, Century City Mall in Makati and At Alabang Town Center.

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For more information kindly contact 0999 6506344 or check

https://m.facebook.com/unlicityatcentury/ or https://m.facebook.com/samgyupbykoreanalley/

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women!

A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

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Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00). It’s available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.