For the longest time, AJ and I have been planning to try this Thai resto along Pablo Ocampo Road, which we pass by on my way to and from work.
Finally, last Saturday we chose to have our dinner at DekA (pronounced Dek-A) because I really miss Thai food, having been to Bangkok ages ago.
The place is kinda small but cozy.
They have benches (instead of chairs) adored with these Thai triangle pillows. And look at those buddhas printed in tarp! They’re pictures of the towering buddhas found at the Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
I love their Thai iced tea. Kinda sweet for my taste but this one has the right mix of tea and milk, not too bland nor with too strong tea flavor.
We ordered Pad Thai (stir fried rice noodles with prawns) which is so good(!) I think I could finish this whole serving myself. They’re also very generous with the shrimps and didn’t use organic ones. We’re very happy with this dish.
We also tried the Pad Bai Gra Prao (chicken meat with fresh chili and Thai basil leaves) and I don’t know if it’s just me but I find it too salty. The taste is just okey, nothing extraordinary.
Of course, a Thai dinner won’t be complete without the Moo Satay (marinated pork skewered on bamboo and served with peanut sauce and cucumber salad). The pork marinade (which I think is flavored with coconut cream) is something new and interesting.
I’d say my food choices for this meal weren’t “adventurous” enough to truly enjoy Thailand’s best dishes. But we’d love to go back to DekA anytime for their Pad Thai and Thai Iced Tea. The other dishes didn’t really impress us – but maybe a bowl of Tom Yum would, next time.
If you are craving for authentic Thai food that’s affordable and freshly cooked, go check out DekA located at 245 Pablo Ocampo Road, Corner Flor Deliz, Makati City, Philippines. It opens at 11am-2pm and 5pm-11pm. You may also want to check out their Facebook page here.
UPDATE! DekA has a new home! Come and visit it at 5887 Fermina St, Corner Enriquez St Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati. For reservation, you may call 500-5933.