THAI BBQ Manila // Best of Authentic Thai BBQ Specialties!


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Thai BBQ Manila is an American franchise in LA and Manila serving authentic Thai cuisine using high quality ingredients and serving the biggest portions among all Thai restos in the metro. They have been awarded the prestigious Thai SELECT recognition from February 2017 up until now.

Here are the best authentic Thai dishes at Thai BBQ for your next Thai craving.


About Thai BBQ

Officially, the Thai SELECT recognition is granted on per branch and 3-year bases. It’s also a requirement to have Thai chefs cooking the Thai food.

Thai BBQ Vertis North
Level 2 Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Quezon City
📞+632 8364-0068
📱+63 917 111-1990
Store Hours:
Mon to Thurs: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri to Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Thai BBQ Tiendesitas
Inside Rico’s Lechon, Level 1 Food Village Bldg. B Tiendesitas, Ortigas East, Pasig City
📞 +632 8234-9996
📱+63 917 895 0000
Store Hours:
Mon to Thurs: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri to Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm

FB: THAI BBQ Original Restaurant
IG: @thaibbq.manila

Congratulations to George Pua for championing the Thai BBQ brand alongside his other famed restaurants, Ogawa Japanese and Rico’s Lechon, that survived the pandemic lockdowns.

You can reserve this private room for added safety and privacy for your family while enjoying Thai food family sharing style.

About Thai SELECT
The Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, the Royal Thai Government has launched the “Thai SELECT” program to certify and promote authentic Thai cuisine around the world.

It is a seal of approval granted to Thai restaurants (both overseas and local Thai restaurants that serve authentic Thai food) and processed Thai food products. 

The objective is to create the recognition of quality Thai restaurants and processed Thai food products as well as to encourage Thai restaurateurs and food producers to raise their quality while maintaining authenticity. 

Thai BBQ Menu: Appetizers, Salads, Soups | New Menu | New Menu 2 | Thai BBQ House Specials | Best Seller Entrees | Vegetables, Noodles, Rice | Specialty Curry | Korean Street Food Festival | Specialty Korean | Thai Fruit Shakes & Juices | Beverages | Thai Desserts

(Note: the Thai BBQ Vertis Branch shares kitchen with Sam Stew and also serves its Korean BBQ specialties.)


Authentic Thai Dishes

TOM YUM GOONG (₱380)
Shrimp in Classic Hot & Sour Thai Soup with Mushrooms, Lemon Grass, Chilli Paste and Secret Recipes

Loved the sourness and chilliness of their Tom Yum, bringing back memories of Thai trips.

YUM PLA DOOK FOO (₱380)
Deep-fried Catfish served with Special Mango Salad

My favorite appetizer—a block of crunchy catfish which you top then mix with the special green mango salad, preparing your tummy for more. This was still good when we ate it at home.

BBQ SPARERIBS (HOUSE SPECIAL) (₱780)
Generously cut Tender Pork Ribs in our Original Thai Marinade. Served with a Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

This is their signature dish—two big ribs with tender meat that falls off the bones, marinated in Thai spices. You can add their sweet and sour BBQ sauce. Paired well with the BBQ rice. Busog sarap!

MASSAMAN BEEF CURRY (₱580)
Chunks of Tender Beef in Mild Red Curry Sauce

Most people rave about this thick red curry with beef, coconut cream and the right spice. Although there are others who say it’s too sweet for their taste. Best to eat this with plain rice. 🙂

HONEY DUCK (DINNER) (₱780)
Delicious steamed Duck served with a Honey Sauce

This is a special duck dish, full of flavor from the Thai spices, tender like the ribs and perfect with the honey sauce. Something different and good to share specially for celebrations.

BAGOONG FRIED RICE (₱420)
Fried Rice with Thai Shrimp Paste. A House Specialty 

The classic bagoong rice. Best to mix the green mango, egg, meat, onions and chilli. As they say, kanin pa lang ulam na.

PLA JIEN
Deep-fried Garoupa whole cooked with Spicy Oyster Mushroom Sauce with Chili, Ginger & Green Onions

Garoupa with a crunchy skin served with a Thai sauce combination of oyster mushroom sauce, chili, ginger, green onions and chilli. A fish dish completes the celebration specially for those who don’t eat meat and those who prefer a healthier option.

I would prefer though for the garoupa to be steamed using the same sauce and spices.

Thai Lemon Grass Iced Tea (₱140)
Thai Iced Milk Tea (₱140)

Their Thai Lemon grass tea was good for cleaning the palate from the sweetness and spices while the milk tea was what we enjoyed for dessert. 🙂

STICKY RICE MANGO (₱320)
Our Classic Thai popular Dessert

End with the classic Thai mango dessert with a sweet coconut cream. Yum!


Final Thoughts

Overall, Thai BBQ Manila is your go-to restaurant for Thai BBQ specialities—BBQ SPARERIBS (HOUSE SPECIAL), HONEY DUCK and MASSAMAN BEEF CURRY. The chili spices are tolerable and some of the dishes are on the sweet side and best paired with the rice. The serving portions are big unlike other Thai restaurants, good for family sharing for your next celebration! Budget about ₱800/head.

Congratulations to George Pua and the Thai BBQ team for thriving throughout the lockdowns and for serving authentic Thai BBQ specialities!

Thai BBQ Vertis North
Level 2 Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Quezon City
📞+632 8364-0068
📱+63 917 111-1990
Store Hours:
Mon to Thurs: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri to Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Thai BBQ Tiendesitas
Inside Rico’s Lechon, Level 1 Food Village Bldg. B Tiendesitas, Ortigas East, Pasig City
📞 +632 8234-9996
📱+63 917 895 0000
Store Hours:
Mon to Thurs: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri to Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm

FB: THAI BBQ Original Restaurant
IG: @thaibbq.manila

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Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is an official media partner of Thai SELECT in Manila. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. Another reason to go to Thai BBQ—they also serve their 8 Colors Samgyeopsal specialty!

8 Colors Samgyeopsal (₱1,890)
One round of 8 flavors of meat, served with unlimited rice, soup, barchan, salad, lettuce & sauces (max of 4 persons)

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