Thai Me Up
Cagayan de Oro City
Store Hours: 11am – 10pm
(Part 2 of my CDO adventure)
We were driving around CDO when we passed by this restaurant called “Thai Me Up” along Capistrano Street. It was hard not to notice because of the play of words, which I think is very witty, and its hot pink logo with a black elephant on it.
So again, I coerced (my habit!) my cousins to eat here for dinner. We weren’t planning on spending a lot since we were on ‘tipid mode’ that time. So we were kinda hesitant to push through with the plan when we got inside the restaurant. Mukhang mahal! Hahaha!
My cousins and I were this close to backing out when we got in. Hahaha! Hirap pag poorita mode. But I insisted on checking out the menu first. We did and we were surprised! The prices are unbelievably cheap for a restaurant that looks like this. 😀 We settled in their al fresco area.
The al fresco area had two huts and a few tables. It was surrounded with trees and plants for an authentic Thai experience. What’s best about it is that there aren’t any mosquitoes to bother us while we were eating! The huts had wall fans installed in them.
I’m really not a big fan of Asian cuisine. Thai food in particular is known for being spicy, so I didn’t really know if I was going to like it. But I can’t help giving it a try, especially when the restaurant looks this great. 😀
There is a wide range in the menu, although we weren’t very familiar with the terms. So we depended on the descriptions. 😀 What we ordered…
Surprisingly, it wasn’t spicy at all. Probably tweaked to suit the Filipino palate. This noodle dish had the works! Chunks of chicken, sliced button mushrooms, onions, cabbage, carrots. I’m not sure if the leafy ones were basil leaves though. Hehe. Sarap!
And the winner…. Spring Rolls! This is definitely a must-try if you ever go to CDO. It has its similarities with the local lumpiang shanghai, although this has more veggies in it than meat. And the cucumber wrap gives it a refreshing taste to counter the ‘umay’ brought by the cooking oil. The dipping sauce made up of vinegar and chilis was so good, we had to ask for another one. Hehe.
Thai Me Up played with the name of their drinks as well, just like our “Love Potion”. Refreshing!
And to cap off our meal…
We were up for anything that night, so we tried their spicy choco lava for dessert. I was kinda scared, though. 😀 As soon as it arrived, we dug in. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate with a hint of “ano-yon-lasang-arabo” aftertaste. Not spicy. I was looking for the “anghang” factor in it. Overall, it was an interesting dessert.
We would’ve tried other desserts but were full already. The dessert bar looks promising. I want to try the Durian Cheesecake and the Mango Mambo. 😀
Lavatory: Not sure if they have one, didn’t ask