Recently, hubby and I got hooked on Thai dishes. Let me tell you about the two wonderfully similar, yet different curry versions that we have tried.
In time for your Valentine's Day or post Valentine's Day dinner with your loved ones, you can check out two restaurants which serve good, authentic Thai dishes - Banana Leaf at the Podium or Mango Tree Bistro at Trinoma Mall.
About the two curry dishes, both are actually good and quite affordable, but like with others there are certain pros and cons to it. If you prefer your curry to have less sauce, you should go for the one from Mango Tree Bistro, because as you can see, the one from Banana Leaf is quite saucy.
Here are the pros of the one from Banana Leaf
Taste, there's nothing to say except that it was good.
Size of serving, good for two to three people
Sweet basil taste was evident which gave it more body and flavor
Pros of the one from Mango Tree
Chicken fillet serving, easy to eat because there are no bones and skin.
Taste is really good
Not too much sauce
Served with optional cayenne pepper
Cons of Banana Leaf serving
Quite saucy that you have to be careful so that you don't drip sauce on your clothes.
Chicken is served with skin and bones.
Not too spicy and there's no cayenne pepper served with it.
Cons of Mango Tree Bistro
Serving is quite small, may be finished by one or two persons (depending on the appetite)
Little taste of basil
Even with the cons, I suggest that you try both versions. For a more romantic atmosphere though, visit Mango Tree Bistro and for a more family oriented dining, Banana Leaf is the place to go.
Update: 07 July 2017: Sorry for the missing photos. My images used to be hosted on Photobucket and Now I can't download them to transfer them to another site so I can show them again here.