September 12, 2018

Thai Select: A Trusted Seal For Authentic Thai Dining Experience

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  • With over 13, 000 Thai restaurants around the world, the Philippine restaurant scene is keeping up rapidly in serving people the extraordinary and aromatic flavors of Thai cuisine. With the competition of serving the best and authentic Thai dishes, the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand has introduced their newest programThai Select Award.

    Aside from being known for their extraordinary warmth and hospitality, Thailand is also recognized for their cuisine of strong aromatic flavors and spicy edge. As the Thai cuisine is renowned around the world, distinguishing authenticity is now just a seal away.

    Thai Select is a seal of approval granted to Thai restaurants overseas and processed Thai food products that meet strict criteria of quality and authenticity. The seal of approval is a program to increase the recognition of quality Thai foods and to encourage business owners to raise their bars higher in serving quality authentic Thai food in the country.

    With the popularity of Thai cuisine around the world, the Thai Select seal will ensure you that the restaurants granted with the seal are a high standard. Below, we the listed down the 5 Thai restaurants in the Philippines that are now awarded the Thai Select seal:


    Pad Thai with Prawns (Php 425)

    At AzuThai Restaurant in Makati, you’ll see how the restaurant aims to elevate Thai Cuisine while still sticking to tradition. The restaurant has won the MBKRS Best Thai Restaurant 2014 and is listed in the Miele Guide 2011/2012.

    Also read: AzuThai in Makati: Home-style Thai Cuisine

    Mango Tree (Mango Tree is currently closed for renovations. They will reopen in October 2018.)

    Massaman Curry Lamb Shank (Php 850)

    Mango Tree is an international brand that offers authentic Thai cuisines with ingredients imported from Thailand. They offer exquisite Thai dishes in their restaurant that makes for a true and unforgettable Thai cuisine experience.

    Also read: Mango Tree in BGC: Authentic Thai Without the Flight

    Thai Original BBQ (BGC and Quezon City branch)

    Green Curry/IMAGE @thaibbq.manila on Instagram

    Thai BBQ Original is a casual dining restaurant from Los Angeles that serves Thai cuisine. According to George Pua, President of No Limits Food, Inc., the founders of the restaurant Pat and Tammy Ngamari launched the restaurant in 1978 as they wanted to “introduce the flavors of the East to the growing population of foodies and gourmands in the U.S.”

    Also read: Discover unique Thai flavors at Thai BBQ Original in BGC

    Benjarong Manila

    Gaeng ka Ped Yang (Php 1,061)

    Awarded as one of the Hot New Global Restaurants for 2018, Benjarong offers authentic Thai food all year round. Combining the four flavors: salty, sweet, spicy and sour that produce rich aroma and scrumptious Thai dishes, the restaurant deserves its praise.

    Also read: A taste of Thai Cuisine through Benjarong Restaurant at Dusit Thani

    Discover authentic Thai food near you by looking for Thai restaurants bearing the exclusive ‘Thai Select’ stamp and let these sumptuous meals bring you closer to the culture of Thailand. For more information, visit Thai Select’s website at and follow their Facebook page for more updates at ThailandSelect.

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