We always pass by this restaurant with a weird name on our way home from Rockwell. But it was located inside a gated residential area in a street called Alger Street, and for a long time we never figured out how to get there.
And we finally did one Saturday night when we were near Rockwell and saw that it only takes a right turn from the main road to get to Alger Street.
Et viola, there’s Som’s Noodle House (Authentic Thai Food)!
I thought the name’s weird because every time I see “Noodle House” attached to a restaurant’s name I imagine lots of Chinese noodle dishes served with steaming broth. But then Som’s decided to be a bit tricky and added “Authentic Thai Foods” under its name.
So what’s it menu like? Well, they serve mostly Thai food – noodle and curry dishes lorded it over in the menu. But there are also noodle dishes in broth(!) – and they’re available in chicken, pork or duck meat.
But because I kept hearing “Pad Thai” from the other customers, we ordered for that too. We chose Seafood Pad Thai (P240.00) over pork, chicken or beef (P180.00). It was delicious with lots of seafood, bean sprouts and tofu!
And since I’m not into curry food, we skipped this other Thai specialty and opted instead for Chicken with Oyster Sauce and Garlic (P150.00). It tasted like adobo! What a very expensive adobo!
I observed that there’s a small grilling section outside Som’s and people were ordering grilled barbeque sticks, hotdog on sticks, etc. so I asked AJ to also get hotdog on sticks for us. Not exactly the right dish to combine with an authentic Thai food and classic Filipino dish but what the heck – it was good and we loved it!
And oh, let’s not forget the very popular Thai Tea (P50.00 per bottle) which is a sweet milk tea that is the staple drink of the Thais.
Although our Thai dinner ended up with us having only 1 authentic Thai dish and the rest are “fusion/sidewalk” dishes, we enjoyed the experience very much. We’ll definitely be back in this hole-in-the-wall resto as there are still a number Thai dishes waiting for us to be discovered. I just have to be really adventurous next time to get the most out of Thai’s cuisine.
Som’s Noodle Haus (Authentic Thai Food) | Alger Street (near Rockwell), Poblacion, Makati City.