If you have ever been to Thailand, you have probably tried Pad Thai. From the busy night markets in Chiang Mai to the fancy rooftop dining spots in Bangkok, Pad Thai is on every Thai restaurant’s menu! So, when we learned that Cha Tuk Chak, an authentic Thai tea place in the Philippines, now serves our favorite Thai dish in Poblacion, we couldn’t help but go to try it out.
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They had me at their “in the mood for noods?” post on Instagram with the words “drunken noodles”. “Hmm. Interesting,” I thought. So we went and gave it a try to see if it would take us down memory lane (I actually stayed in Thailand for a few months and had a looot of Thai food!). You know the nostalgia you get when you get a whiff of a familiar smell? That’s what I got while waiting for my bowl of Pad Thai.
In case you’ve never heard of it, Pad Thai is a popular Thai dish made with with rice noodles, some meat of your choice, eggs, chilis, and tofu, tossed together with a special sauce, and topped with crushed peanuts. If you want, you can sprinkle some lime juice on it, as well.
That get you hungry yet? Watch us dig in!
In their humble spot at Pob Stacion Food Park, Cha Tuk Chak introduced three flavors: Classic Pad Thai, Spicy Drunken Noodles, and Thai Tea Curry.
Their Classic Pad Thai captures the taste of the Pad Thai I used to have in back in Thailand. Its sweet, savory, and tangy flavors are exactly what I have been looking for.
Their Drunken Noodles (nope, this does not have any alcohol in it *sigh*) is only a little spicier compared to the classic one. I was expecting it to be really spicy, but it wasn’t. That’s a good thing for those who can’t take spicy food, though.
Finally, their Thai Tea Curry is my personal favorite because it has a more distinct taste compared to the Classic Pad Thai and the Drunken Noodles. Its sauce has a gingery tinge that adds more to the exciting flavors that the green tea and the curry already have.
The verdict: it’s definitely worth trying! Although not everyone appreciates the taste of Thai food as it tends to be strong for some, this could easily become your next I-have-to-sober-up-before-I-go-home food after having a great night with your barkada on a Friday in Poblacion! All of their noodles are a little spicy, so it’ll definitely sober you up when needed. Plus points for being located at a no-frills area that adds to the “Thai Street Food” vibe!
Cha Tuk Chak
Pob Stacion Food Park, B. Valdez, Poblacion, Makati