Red Basil Thai is a cute tiny restaurant located near Saint Scholastica’s academy. Although it is tiny, the restaurant is tastefully decorated and it has a very pleasant atmosphere.
The Bacolod food hunters went to have dinner at Red Basil Thai. As soon as we were seated, we immediately began to ask the waiter about the house speciality, what could he recommend and what was spicy and what was not. Martin and Joe wanted the spicy stuff: (BRING IT ON!) while Pat was like; (ARE YOU TWO INSANE?)
The waiter gamely stepped up to the task and recommended several dishes and a Thai milk tea.
We had the milk tea. It came in a tall glass and it was sweet. Martin remarked that it tasted like creamy caramel candy. Pat thought it was a bit too sweet.
While the food was cooking, Martin took the opportunity to snap a few more pictures of the place.
The food began to arrive. It looked and smelled great!
Even though we had requested the Chicken curry to be not spicy, Pat couldn’t handle it so Joe and Martin practically had the curry to themselves. It was really good on hot rice.
Martin liked the food so much he returned the next day to order MORE food!
The Green Mango Salad was totally excellent! It had generous portions of breaded fish on top of a bed of grated green mangos and crushed peanuts with just a sprinkling of chili. It came with a sweet vinegar dressing.
We also ordered the Pandan chicken and Thai spring rolls. Nothing remarkable about these, except that they came served with sweet chili sauce on the side.
Since we had the Green Curry before, we tried the Penang Red curry. It was HOT! It was very good, with crushed peanuts in the curry and it made Martin SWEAT so much and it stimulated his nose glands so much that he had a fit of sneezing. It was a bit embarassing because he had the waiter return several times to the table with fresh glasses of water! (And he had the waiter refill the paper napkins because he used up all the napkins to wipe up his sweat.)
For those who love their food HOT and SPICY, This is the curry to chose!
Red Basil Thai is a really nice place to take a small group out for dinner. The place is nice and cosy and you and your guests will feel at home. The serving staff is well mannered and very knowledgeable about the food. Expect to spend about 500+ for a dinner for two.
Red Basil Thai is open Tuesdays -Sundays 11am-2pm/6pm-10pm They accept take out orders and reservations.
Please call (034)476-8620