Something old, something new at Thai Me Up
Thai Me Up is a popular Thai restaurant along Capistrano St., the first in Cagayan de Oro City. It was built in 2009 by two young couples from this city who wanted to open a resto with a garden setting. Much of the area revolves around the huge balete tree which has been transformed into the present garden. This restaurant is the first, the second is at Centrio Mall which I featured here before. While the mall branch has a modern Asian contemporary design, the original space is al fresco and homey.
For the first time visitor, next to the food, it is the interior that makes a statement. It has a high pyramidal ceiling with a beautiful multicolored chandelier. It used to be all Thai cuisine but when they offered Filipino dishes, under Fil Me Up, most of the big Thai decors were placed in the function room.
There are lots of interesting accessories and furniture inside the restaurant. Vintage and modern accents, different kind of chairs, textured tables or some tables with old Filipino comics under a glass top. There are old sewing machines that functions as tables, colored bottles and rectangular, three hued, box lamps above the dining tables.
A few steps from the main dining area is the garden where two traditional huts flank the huge balete tree. These thatched roofed have low lying tables and foam seats for a more intimate dining experience in a garden setting. Like the mall branch, the Thai Me Up main restaurant’s interior was designed by Efren dela Cruz.
Hi! I’m Stan Cabigas, a freelance architecture and travel photographer, writer and blogger from the Philippines. TenZeroFour is my primary Architecture Photography blog. Let me photograph your space, let’s collaborate.
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