When I received a free P500 gift certificate from My Thai, I got excited and decided that my boyfriend and I should eat there for the first time last Friday night. We went to the Eastwood branch, and I found myself falling in love with the quaint but charming interiors, as I do every time I would pass by My Thai.
The restaurant was packed, so we stood there for a while, but no one attended to us. Even if your restaurant is full, there is no excuse to ignore your customers! So when we finally got a table, I was so excited to maximize the food we could order with the gift certificate.
So we opted for the following:
The Beef Curry's flavor was just okay. I think it lacks the richness and flavor that a curry usually has; but more than this, there are more vegetables than beef in the dish, which is upsetting (especially because I'm not too fond of vegetables).
Given that my boyfriend and I both love shrimp, I was really rooting for the Shrimp Pad Thai to be great. When the plate of noodles was served, there were only two small shrimps on top. Also, the noodles were a bit dry. I know a kiosk near our building whose Pad Thai dishes taste better than what we had, and cost less than P100.
When we asked for the bill, which came after about 3-5 minutes, the staff gave us some other table's bill, and they didn't even apologize or at least sound sorry. The waiter just got it from us and walked out. So we waited again for for a few more minutes for our "real" bill.
I am always fond of eating on a budget, but not like this. I thought I was just on a budget with the bill because I had the gift certificate. I really thought My Thai was a decent place to eat--decent meaning with good food and service, a place where you can relax and enjoy a nice meal. I didn't know I would also be shortchanged and given a budget on everything else. I hope they improve their services in the future.