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Slice of Manila’s Hidden Places. Food and Travel Secrets through Word-Of-Mouth. Shared with a Mommy Twist :)

Dek A Means #1

We’re on the hunt again…somebody recommended this place.  Almost didn’t see this because of the wrong address…the adventure begun…kids were hungry…I wanted to go to another restaurant with no frills and fast!  It was night time and wanted to let the kids sleep.  Alas!  We found it!

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Thai Chicken Noodle Soup (P120).

Normally, you’d order this kind of clear noodle soup in a Chinese restaurant.  Looks like it’s the same but once you taste it, it has a different taste!  It’s kinda on the sweet side.

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Tom Yum (Spicy Shrimp/Salmon Head Soup - P250/half order). Popular, classical Thai Spicy Lemon Grass Soup with Shrimp, Mushroom, Chili Paste and Lime Juice.

I knew that HB would love this.  The sourness and spiciness, he would love!  Generous pieces of small shrimps.  What bothers me is the mushroom, they used the button one while I was accustomed to have sliced oyster mushrooms :)

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Pad Thai (P180). Special Thai Style Noodles with Chicken, Prawns, Bean Sprouts, Spring Onion, Egg and Ground Peanuts.

Sweet noodles :)  Usually, the noodles would be the one that’s overflowing.  With Dek A’s take on Pad Thai, the bean sprouts were the ones overflowing.  I wish it was the noodles though.

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Kao Pad (P200). Chicken, Pork, Shrimp Special Thai Fried Rice.

Yes, the kids love this!  It was a sweet rice :)

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Gang Kiaw Wan (P200). A traditional Thai Chicken Green Curry using fresh green chili and cooked in coconut milk with aubergines, lime leaves, sweet basil leaves and vegetables.

HB loved this!  Too spicy for me but I liked it.  Tasty coco milk with lime leaves plus the basil herbs :)  I like the generous serving of the sauce!

Another hole-in-the-wall that I would like to visit once again.  I just hope they put some kind of blinds/ curtain to somehow cover the entire place because the surrounding gives me creeps although the barangay hall is just near.

Kids loved playing with the Thai-inspired cushion.   We were lucky to have the place to ourselves so we don’t disturb other dining customers as the place is not that big enough for 2 kids’ loud voices and horsing around.

Happy eating guys!

Dek A Authentic Thai Food
245 Pablo Ocampo Road (Vito Cruz Ext.) corner Flor Deliz, Makati City
(right across Caltex Gas Station in Vito Cruz Ext. corner Sampaloc St.)

Dek A Location

Operating Hours:
Closed on Monday
Tuesday to Friday: 11.00am to 2.00pm Lunch and 5.00pm to 10.00pm Dinner
Saturday and Sunday: 5.00pm to 10.00pm Dinner only.

Telephone Number: +632 500 5933

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