Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Manila Restaurant Review: Mango Tree

Located at Bonifacio High Street Central, Mango Tree is a classy Thai restaurant, headed by Chef Korsem, promises a great authentic Thai fine dining experience with their great service and freshest ingredients.

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The tall ceilings and interior design gives a very classy feel yet gives you the feel of a Thai restaurant. During dinner, it will be dimmer and have moving spotlights around the restaurant while chillax music is also being played.

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Stay classy ~~ Mango Tree ~~ One thing I liked about the restaurant is the good service and the amount of preparation they had before dinner service. I arrived quite early and noticed their group of waiters and waitresses gathering together – apparently for a briefing and pep talk before opening service. You can tell they pay good attention to the service and I must say – it’s one of the big plus points of my dining experience here.

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Now let’s get started with the food!

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Spiced peanuts ~~~ sweet and salty crisps to nibble while waiting for your food

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Nothing signifies Thailand better than with a glass of mango juice or coconut juice ~~ in this case ~~ hmm ~~ simply mango juice please~~

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We usually get Thai style fish cakes in Thai restaurants – but breaded prawn cakes are something different. I personally enjoyed the fresh taste of the prawn.

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This is their Thai style roasted chicken – which has a good char, packed with flavours, moist in some parts but a bit dry for me for some parts.

 

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The dipping sauce goes very well with the chicken ~~ fresh ingredients always make the best sauces!

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I’m always a fan of pineapple rice – so I ordered their version as well. Personally I should had told the waiter to give it a more spicy kick to it ~~ I felt the freshness of the pineapple and other herbs but it could do with added ommph – which I will make sure to tell the waiters next time.

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Next is one of their signatures ~~ Stir fried mud crabs with yellow curry spices. A beautiful yet delicious dish! You can have the option to have them remove the meat from the shell for you for easy eating but I requested for the shell for picture taking. Once again –I felt it should be hotter as it lacked heat ~ something that one should notify the waiter as well.

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Considering me and my brother had a big breakfast and lunch, two of us managed to finish all the food. I liked the ambience and the good service throughout my dining experience and wished I had more space for their Mango sticky rice dessert – which is always a winner in Thai cuisine. Just remember to tell the waiters your heat preference for your food for that extra kick!

MANGO TREE:
7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street Central,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(Across Pancake House/Starbucks)

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