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.
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.
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.
Now let’s get started with the food!
Spiced peanuts ~~~ sweet and salty crisps to nibble while waiting for your food
Nothing signifies Thailand better than with a glass of mango juice or coconut juice ~~ in this case ~~ hmm ~~ simply mango juice please~~
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.
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.
The dipping sauce goes very well with the chicken ~~ fresh ingredients always make the best sauces!
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.
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.
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!
7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street Central,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(Across Pancake House/Starbucks)