LOOK: Authentic Thai Restaurant Khao Khai Opens Its 7th and Biggest Branch in BGC

One of Manila’s most popular areas is Bonifacio Global City (BGC). It is a modernized city with dynamic districts that offer a unique blend of business, lifestyle, and entertainment. From towering skyscrapers and world-class shopping centers to trendy restaurants and exciting nightlife, BGC has something for everyone.

This Thai restaurant is no stranger as from Poblacion’s bustling streets to QC’s hip vibes, Khao Khai has now made its way to the heart of BGC, with its latest branch officially opening its doors last February 15. This strategic location puts Khao Khai at the center of a whole new crowd – from weekday office workers to adventurous foodies looking for the latest restaurant hotspots to the locals who flock to the area to unwind during weekends.

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But wait, there’s more! To celebrate the launch, Khao Khai has partnered with local streetwear brand Nobody to co-host an event and release a special line of collaboration merchandise featuring two distinct designs showcasing the iconic Khao Khai branding. This exciting partnership serves as a testament to Khao Khai’s commitment to celebrating and supporting local communities.

And what’s a celebration without good food, drinks, and music? To keep the spirit of the OG Khao Khai in Poblacion alive, the BGC launch was accompanied by the beats of local DJs, bed spacers and Ruiijikun, making for an unforgettable experience.

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Founded in 2019 by the foodie extraordinaire Daniel Mabanta, Khao Khai was born out of his love for travel and food. Inspired by his gastronomic adventures in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Mabanta dreamed of returning the authentic and rustic street food experience to Manila.

But here’s the catch – Khao Khai’s menu is not your typical Thai cuisine. While our typical faves like pad thai, bagoong rice, and tom yum are present, Mabanta’s focus is on the lesser-known Thai chicken dishes such as Gai Yang, a spiced grilled chicken that’s common in the Isan region of Thailand, and Gai Tod, a crispy deep-fried chicken that’s ubiquitous among street cart vendors. These dishes, along with Krapaos (basil stir fry), Thai iced tea, and their version of the famed mango sticky rice, are the must-try dishes at Khao Khai.


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With its newest branch in Crossroads BGC, Khao Khai has given us another reason to be excited about Thai cuisine. Drop by anytime from 11 am-1 am (Sunday-Thursday) and 11 am-2 am (Friday-Saturday) to experience the vibrant and authentic Thai street food culture right in the heart of the city. Don’t forget to snag a piece or two of the official Khao Khai x Nobody collaboration merch to show off your love for this amazing restaurant!

Keep up to date and follow Khao Khai on Instagram @khaokhaiph for more info and updates.

Get your taste buds ready for an explosion of authentic Thai flavors at Khao Khai’s newest and biggest branch yet in BGC today!