Crying Tiger: a taste of Southeast Asian in the busy streets of Poblacion
Crying Tiger is one of the restaurants in Poblacion, Makati, that I’d go back to. As you know, my love for Asian food is beyond measure. Here, I can get authentic flavors without breaking my bank. They have a flavorful taste of Asian dishes that are friendly on the budget without compromising its taste.
This is a house that’s been transformed into a restaurant. They have few seats allocated for customers inside but there’s also al fresco. They’re currently renovating and creating a room with air-conditioned for people’s convenience especially now that summer’s approaching.
Crying Tiger is a dish in Thailand. This steak is said to bring tears to your eyes once you get a taste of it. They probably wanted to give that same effect of their food to their customers.
Som Tam Thai Green Papaya Salad (Php165) – A refreshing shredded Papaya, Onions. Tomato, green beans, and more. The Salted Egg balanced the sweetness and sourness and every flavor in it.
Mee Goreng (Php240) Spicy Seafood Noodles – Just look at that generous amount of seafood and meat. I love all its flavors and the crispy tofu, too. It was savory, spicy and delicious.
Gai Tod – Thai Fried Chicken (Php82 per piece) – The potato rice flour gave that nice crunch to the Chicken. It was cooked perfectly, too, making the Chicken tender and juicy. This is perfect pair to Pad Thai, Mee Goreng or Rice.
Chicken Satay (Php175) – There’s a hint of gingery taste hence the color. It tasted great with its peanut sauce even the spicy salad on the side.
Pad Thai Woon Sen Thai Stir Fried Glass Noodles (Php240) – I am in-love with Pad Thai and this I find their Pad Thai real good! The glass noodle were new to me and I didn’t even miss the flat noodle that I used to.
Pad Krapow Gai Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Php240) – The chicken was tender and it was juicy, too, but I was not prepared with its spiciness. It was so spicy I needed a glass of water after having some.
Pak Bung Fai Daeng Thai Stir Fried Morning Glory (Php165)
MooPing Thai Pork BBQ (Php35 per stick) – It was well marinated. It was juicy and mouthful, too.
Panang Curry (Php414) – It has thick curry sauce. It was oily, spicy and creamy. Love this dish and this would make me go back here for more.
Khai Nuk Kinta Bangkok Quail Eggs (Php105) – Be careful as these little babies have high cholesterol level.
Khao Pad Goong Thai Shrimp Fried Rice (Php280) – goes perfectly well with their Fried Chicken and BBQ. There’s lots of shrimp in there, too.
Khao Niao Mamuang Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango (Php185) – It’s a nice ending to a gastronomic meal. This dessert never fails and Crying Tiger definitely has one of the best Coconut Sticky Rice in town.
Thai Iced Tea (Php100) – They also get their Thai Milk Tea mix in Thailand. It was sweet and the tea flavor is just right.
If you haven’t, I strongly suggest to try Crying Tiger and their scrumptious dishes. Everything I’ve tried was mostly spicy and savory which I like and is normal in Thailand cuisine. This will make you appreciate the food that Southeast Asia offers. Their dishes will take you or make you reminisce your travel in other countries in Asia, too.
Address: 4986 P. Guanzon Street, Poblacion, Makati City