Smile Elephant: Kapitolyo’s Best Thai Food Spot

Smile Elephant gives an authentic taste of Thailand’s dishes in the Kapitolyo area

Thai food is known for being sweet dessert-wise and spicy when it comes to most savory items. For me, there’s always a twinge of joy when it comes to Thailand’s cuisine. For nearly two decades now, it’s been one of my all-time favorite countries! It’s actually the first out-of-the-country trip I ever went on.

Smile Elephant has several branches; finding the Kapitolyo one was entirely by accident. A few hours early for a monthly open mic gig, my curiosity about the Thai restaurant down the road finally peaked.

Authentic Goodness

Aside from the staples like mango sticky rice and pad Thai, I decided to try a few other things on the menu. They also had Thai milk tea, which of course I ordered as well. Every single item made me feel like I was back in a streetside cafe back in Bangkok! It was a rather pleasant dinner throughout. The portions were just right and the flavors were well-balanced. Inside, it’s got just enough touches to give off Thailand without coming across as over-the-top or even gaudy. Amazingly enough, the exterior is quite non-descript.

In fact, it’s actually right next to a car wash! The added benefit of the humble restaurant is that their location means plenty of available parking spaces.

Very Delicious

I know a little Thai and appreciate Thai flavors because one of my sisters-in-law is Thai! The Thai word for delicious is “aroi”; the Thai word for very is “mak.” It’s safe to say that Smile Elephant is completely aroi mak for me! And while there are certainly top-tier sources for Thai food in other parts of Kapitolyo, this one is definitely worth the drive from wherever you are.

Smile Elephant in Kapitolyo is located at 45 West Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City. They also have a branch at 78 Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Santolan Pasig boundary Calumpang Marikina. For more information, visit their official Facebook page.

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