Nara Thai featured at Philippine Star

    At Nara Thai, each fragrant dish transports diners back to Thailand

    Thai Select: Thai Ambassador Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng and Royal Thai Embassy commercial counselor Khankhanit Anphuprapa award the Thai Select certificate to Nara Thai restaurant’s Sheila Bermudez-Romero. The Thai Select certificate is awarded to quality Thai restaurants around the world. Photo by Joey Mendoza
    Pad Thai Kai Krob

    ByLai S. Reyes (The Philippine Star) – February 14, 2019 – 12:00am

    If artisan chocolates don’t work on her anymore, maybe a delicious curry dish will. Make that stir-fried crab with yellow curry sauce from Nara.

    I know it isn’t an ideal Valentine’s Day date dish — because, yes, it’s messy to eat — but the restaurant staff takes the mess-work out of crab eating for you. Besides, the crabs are already cracked and disposable gloves are provided so you just have to savor the dish with gusto. Coated in silky layers of sweet and savory eggy curry, this crab dish will surely sweep her off her feet.

    Crispy fried grouper with garlic peppercorn and herbs

    At the entrance, ladies are drawn to the authentic carved Thai bell and a giant wooden boat filled with fresh orchids hanging on the wall. Inside, there are canopied couches and mirrors framed by hand-woven details — some of the elements that reflect Nara’s distinct feminine yet modern identity. The same aesthetics that attracted the entrepreneurial instincts of Sheila Bermudez-Romero of Roku Group Inc., the visionary and restaurateur who brought Nara Thai to Manila just a year ago.

    Located on the third level, Fashion Hall, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Nara exudes that feminine vibe