Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jatujak, SM The Block

We really loved the food at Jatujak, Mall of Asia. Missing and craving for spring rolls and bagoong rice we thought goin back this Thai resto, at a branch closer to us, which is located at The Block SM North Edsa.

The branch at The Block is smaller and had less patrons dining as compared to the one at Mall of Asia....when our orders arrived...we understood why!


Spring Rolls

Oh my...definitely NOT the spring rolls we loved at Jatujak MOA...definitely NOT what I am craving for. This one lacked the Thai umph and crisp that we so enjoyed then. Onlt the sauce tasted the same. I think it needsmore frying? More filling? More vemicelli? I don't know...but it was just NOT the one! We got sad...


Last time we dined there...we were eyeing on the MOO GROB...which had a picture redolent of a bagnet or lechon kawali on a bed of Atchara. On this visit we decide to have it....
...soooo SAD! LOOK AT THAT! Mere SHARDS of pork pieces...kinda like just having Lapid's Chicharon with laman...but I think the lapids chicharon has more substantial pieces. Although, they were really crispy like chicharon...for it's price of aroung Php 240.00 --it was definitely NOT WORTH IT.

BAGOONG RICE

We expected this to be our saving grace. HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH BAGOONG right? But ooooooooh nooooo...its NOT THE SAME. It lacked flavor for some reason and the bagoong pork pieces were mostly FAT.

So wrong...so wrong! We don;t understand. Perhaps it was due to the lack of patrons...hence quality of food deteriorates...or the other way around? Well, for whatever real reason of the difference, I think we will not find ourselves here another time....only at MALL OF ASIA! ;P

6 comments:

Manggy said...

Gosh, another shame :( I quite liked the one in Jatujak Megamall. And now I hear the owner is going to open a new restaurant of another name, Chariya's Thai Kitchen, in N. Garcia St. (Reposo) near Jupiter.

Jen Tan said...

hey Manggy! Really? I think I have read somethng about that Chariya's already..parang ok naman daw...eh d ba SOMS also has a branch at N. Garcia? dunno if that is still open though...never got the chance to visit that...only the carinderia in rockwell =)

mikky said...

ummm... we also had a bad experience at sm moa... sorry... :(

Jen Tan said...

talaga??? pati MOA bad na din? shucks...sad =(

dennison said...

In MOA, try Chiangmai in the sea side resto row. Chariya's started in 168 Mall. She's a cousin of Som's owner, and is a consultant to Jatujak's owner. Chariya's took over Som's space in Reposo.

Jen Tan said...

hello denison! Chiangmai at the seaside row? hmmm will make a mental note of the place! Thanks for the heads up and all the Thai resto triv bit....how do you know all these info ? hahaha are you by anychance one of the owner's? =)

Thanks for dropping by =)