Restaurant Review: 8 Spices Thai Cuisine

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8 Spices Thai Cuisine Dec 21, 2008

8 Spices Thai Cuisine
Rating: star star star star star 5 stars (out of 5)
Food Type: Thai
Location: 2nd Floor Il Terrazzo Building, Tomas Morato Ave., Corner Scout Madrinan, South Triangle, Quezon City
Tagline: The home of authentic Thai cuisine
Contact: (02)332-1896 / (02)332-1897 [tele-fax] / eightspices@yahoo.com

Elsie's Invite
I was invited by my friend Elsie to try out the restaurant she was managing, 8 Spices Thai Cuisine, along Tomas Morato Avenue (near Timog). She even bragged the chef is Thai and the food is to die for. Hmmm...can't get more authentic than that. So I looked for the place and came upon this chic and newly constructed Il Terrazo building...nice spacious commercial complex. I walked up the 2nd floor and there was Elsie. I'm glad she was there to order for me...I wouldn't know which food to pair with what.

Verdict
To begin with, plating was done with la artsy attention to details. It was teasing enough to get me salivating.

Taste? Thai food is usually very strong...as in in-your-face. I remember when I was at base camp after being voted out in Survivor Philippines, we had virtually an unlimited supply of Thai food (we were in Thailand). It was a great novelty until the 3rd day when we would start our breakfast with hot chili...it was already too much and I would have killed for pasta or adobo. How I wish 8 Spices was the caterer.

Why? 8 Spices Thai food wasn't overwhelming. It was flavorful but with subtlety...not unlike Italian cuisine. I mean, you can actually have it everyday (well, maybe for a week). There was something delicate to it...not unlike Japanese cuisine. Gets? Anyway, it's hard to talk about Thai food along the lines of Italian subtlety or Japanese flair for sensory pleasantries. Just go to 8 Spices and try it out for yourself. If Elsie is around, I'm sure she'll be happy to help you with the orders.

--- TheLoneRider

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