As a food writer, I have a rule about not eating in newly-opened restaurants. Countless bloggers compete with each other in trumpeting the arrival of a new eating place and rendering their verdicts. I, on the other hand, am more interested in how a place is doing three to six months after opening. Sustainability is key.
But rules are meant to be broken, and so it is that I find myself at AzuThai with my sister, Tricia, and her husband, Jude, barely three weeks after it’s opened. The restaurant is another place that attempts to satisfy the Filipinos’ never-ending love affair with Thai food. Run by the Gamboas of Milky Way, Cirkulo, and Tsukiji fame, it was only a matter of time before the family turned their attention to Asia’s most famous (perhaps after Chinese) cuisine.