S.R. Thai Cuisine is one restaurant near UST campus that I make it a point to dine in whenever I have the opportunity or when our itchy feet take us to the vicinity. The food are simple, authentic Thai dishes (owners are Thai immigrants) that are affordable to the budget-conscious students.
Nothing much has changed since we graduated in 1997. Except for the price on the menu, everything else is still the same. From the door, the dripping aircon, the fragile white tables and metal chairs, and the cashier/counter that looked very similar to my mom's vanity cabinet.
And because everything seems to be pretty much the same, I also stick to my order from 18 years ago.
That's Chicken in Basil Leaves. I order this each visit even if I try other fares in their menu. The tender chicken fillet smothered with basil sauce and leaves remind me so much of my college days. It's like traveling back in time through a simple meal.
S.R. Thai Cuisine boasts of other specialty dishes like Seafood Friend Rice (my husband's favorite) and Sizzling Beef. Actually, if you ask me, for the price of Php80 to Php110 all their dishes are recommendable.
S.R Thai Cuisine is located at 965 P. Noval St., Sampaloc, Manila.