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Silk Road Thai Bistro

Kathi Raneses of Mucking Around Manila invited me to a bloggers Thai dinner at Chef Cecille Chang’s SILK ROAD in BGC two Thursdays ago. I don’t normally attend events, especially at night because 1.) The kids are home & I feel guilty leaving them 2.) I don’t know my way around, plus I have poor eyesight. I cannot be trusted to drive at night 3.) I get shy & intimidated around certified bloggers, lels! Alam niyo naman, nagpapanggap lang ako. Baka ma-buko!

But I really wanted to meet Kathi. Besides, Kathi asked me to bring Kap along. It like, changed everything. So, YAY! m/ And hey, we’re talking about THE Silk Road, baby! Who says No to that?!

 

SILK ROAD THAI BISTRO
Net Quad Corporate Center, Shop H
4th Avenue corner 31st St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Mobile: +63 923 421-8294
Email: silkroadglobalcity@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silkroadthaibistro
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 3.00pm | 5.30pm – 12.00mn

 

Silk Road offers contemporary Thai fusion cuisine. Thai food with a twist by the va-va-voom Chef Cecille Chang..

Parking is not a problem as it’s just directly across.

This stairway leads to a cozy function room upstairs if you want to host a special lunch or dinner, away from the madlang crowd.

Again, I’m loving these oriental lamps oh so much!!! <3

 

Tignan nyo. Ganyang ganyan din ang damit ko. Pink na pink lang. ;))
Feeling goddess din ako!

Here I am with the sexy, sultry, charming and very talented chef, Cecille Chang of the Thai at Silk fame (now closed) and Thai Bistro. Always reinventing herself, Chef Cecille after eight years and completing a 12-month intensive culinary training all over Thailand including special sessions with the royal family’s private chef, is back as the “chef in stilettos” as she is fondly called in Manila. Her newest brainchild, SILK ROAD -her latest and seventh restaurant, offers new, exciting, and even better Thai dishes than before.<3

Cecille is very hands on with her business. You will find her mingling with the guests whom she eventually becomes friends with (and adds them on her FACEBOOK account, haha!), attending to every aspect of her classy restaurant to the point of even serving us herself.

She is one humble & super adorable lady who is also a delightful chatterbox as she regaled us with stories after funny stories! I tried really hard not to guffaw with my mouth full but I just couldn’t. That’s how surprisingly funny & down to earth she is.

On the dot at 7pm, Kap & I were at Silk Road. Hungry & ready to rumble. The beauteous & very charming owner Cecille Chang greeted us with her warm smile & inviting presence. After exchanging pleasantries with new blogger friends, we settled down & were immediately given a round of drinks of our choice. And food after glorious food followed. I tell ya, Kap was smiling ear to ear! :))

Thank you my Honey for coming with me. I know you had a long tiring day but you still accompanied me to boost my confidence, knowing I didn’t actually know anybody there. :)

Lovely ladies of Food Reviews Manila, The Mommist, and Ericjaz Foodies with their special +1s a.k.a. drivers, lels! ;))

And thank you so very much Kathi, for including me in your list of invitees. Kap & I enjoyed ourselves immensely with good company & great food! <3
As we boarded our car on the way home, Kap said.. Saan daw ang kasunod?
Aba. Nawili naman ng husto ang mama! @_@

My Thai Iced Tea & Kap’s Thai Milk Tea (135 php) as suggested by Chef Cecile herself.
I preferred the tangy, refreshing iced tea, while Kap enjoyed the sweet milk tea that went well with some of the spicy food.

The Appetizers:

Prawn Cakes 295 php
With sweet chili sauce and caramelized tamarind puree. Kap LOVED this!

Son-in-Law Egg 195 php. A traditional Thai celebratory dish.
I loved how it was paired with the sambol leaf. It added an extra taste & texture to the already delicious eggs.
Yes, they are eaten two-gether! m/

There are a couple of different stories on the history of Son-In-Law Eggs, but the most common is that if a man wasn’t being a good husband, his mother in law would come over and make this dish of deep fried boiled eggs.  The dish insinuated that if he didn’t shape up, his um “egg shaped man parts” (is that family friendly enough?), would be substituted the next time she made it. ;))

Here’s a similar SonInLaw Eggs Recipe:

makes 12

Ingredients

1 Tbs canola oil
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 TBS tamarind soup base
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp crunchy peanut butter
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 TBS fish sauce
2 TBS water
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
vegetable oil for deep frying
1/4 a red onion thinly sliced in 1 inch pieces
chopped scallions

Instructions

Heat a pot of vegetable oil (about 2 inches) on high.

– In a sauce pan, heat TBS of canola oil on medium and add garlic, tamarind base, and sugar.

– When mixture begins to bubble add peanut butter, red pepper, fish sauce, and water.  

– Mix again then turn heat to low. Use tongs to carefully lower peeled boiled eggs into oil.  Fry until outside of eggs are crispy golden brown.  

– Drain in paper towel lined plate. Separate slices of red onion.  Use a slotted spoon or wire skimmer to lower onions into pot of oil.  Fry until brown and crispy

– Slice eggs in half, arrange on a plate yolk up.  Drizzle with tamarind sauce and top with fried onions and chopped scallions.

Soft Shell Crab Roll 360 php
Lettuce leaf, rice noodles and herbs in thin rice paper

Thai Spring Rolls 260 php
Crispy… with sweet chili sauce

The Mains:

Lamb Shank with Massaman Curry 720 php
Slowly cooked for 8 hours served with crispy noodles, sweet potato chips and shallots (120 php – price per 100g)

Thai Chicken Basil 295 php
Minced chicken, string beans, fried egg and basil

Black Peppered Noodles with Chicken/Pork Fillet 330 php

Which Cecille ate with gusto & aplomb! ;)) I was surprised that she ate carbs, actually.
You should see her in person. You’ll go WOW at her svelte figure.
And did you know??? She’s a licensed RESCUE diver!!! Which is what keeps her super fit & sexy, I’m guessing.

Kha 295 php
Fish fillet tossed in caramelized ginger chili sauce

Pad Thai 340 php
Rice noodles, pork, shrimps, egg and bean sprout

Crispy Tilapia with Tamarind Puree 375 php
(75 php/100 grams)

Siamese Pork Ribs 310 php
Grilled cinnamon caramel pork ribs. So tender & the meat pulled right off.

Siam Chicken Wrap 345 php
Minced chicken, crispy noodles, lettuce and chili a must have! I loved the spiciness of this dish! <3

Ang mga totoong bloggers! :P
Palakihan ng mga camera diba?  Na-shy naman ako bigla sa kanila hahaha!

The Desserts:

Takhoo Thai 190 php
Tapioca pearl pudding topped with coconut custard

Silk Nest 240 php
Crispy slivers of taro and sweet potato with coconut ice cream

We ate & drank the night merrily away. I was pretty surprised to see the staff packing up & we were the only people left when I finally got to my senses. We have obviously overstayed our welcome. ;P

 

 

To cap off the evening, Cecile opened a bottle of CASTILLO DE MOLINA, a popular red wine from Chile.

 

 

My “good friend” and Kathi’s “good friend”. ;))

Cutest couple of the night. <3

I can tell you over & over again til I’m blue in the face that I loved everything served to us that night, but pictures say a thousand words. Also, it’s best if you try it out yourself to find out that your initial visit really needed no prodding at all. The good reviews this restaurant has been getting from bloggers & non-bloggers alike also says a lot.

I can’t wait to take the kids to SILK ROAD at the very next opportunity & let them try a some of my favorites! <3 Thank you ever so much Kathi, and to our ever gracious hostess & overly generous Chef, Cecille Chang, for a most lovely & entertaining dinner! :)

Psssssst Jaz. Yung promise mo na visit namin ni Kap sa Eat Bulaga ha? ;)) #1 fan siya ni Jose Manalo hahaha!

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