Found a delicious way to utilize the standard 30 minutes left before the bus leaves Manila for Laoag. Coming from a family that started one of the leading names in carinderia-style eateries in Laoag, Lis is a great eating companion. She eats anything and everything. After depositing our maletas at Fariñas Trans, we jumped on a tricycle to traverse to the far end of UST. Yay, S.R Thai was on the same spot on P. Noval!
The little Thai restaurant was so trendy among UST students and foodistas in the 90s. Not sure if they still have the branch on Katipunan in Quezon City.
The prices of meals are amazingly friendly as ever. I ordered two servings of bagoong (fish paste) rice, tom yum soup and pad Thai to prepare us for the next 10 hours or so.
Making partially deconstructed meals is a wonderful idea. The diner can tame down the spiciness, or sweetness, so nothing is ever put to waste. The bagoong rice looked like it had more hibi (dried shrimps) and mangoes than before. I can’t describe to you how tired and hungry Lis and I were that night. Everything was so yummy.
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