Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ba Noi (the fresh flavors of Vietnam)

I was recently invited by one of the owners of Ba Noi to visit and have lunch there. I brought a long a coworker of mine and one day last week, we decided to indulge in some Vietnamese food.

The first thing I noticed about Ba Noi was that eventhough it was not big, it was pretty spacious. The lights they had were very quaint and the chairs were all made of wood.

The owner serves us Beef Noodle Soup, Fried Spring Rolls, and dessert. Since my friend and I wanted to try other things, we ordered additional Vietnamese Fried Rice and Chicken Curry.

Beef Noodle (Pho Bo) Php260
This was refreshing. I don't know how they did it but the hot soup actually calmed me down and made me think of the beach. I think it might be the veggies that were added to it when you're about to consume the beef noodle but it was just oh so refreshing.

Fried Spring Roll (Cha Glo) Php195
One bite of their fried spring rolls and I completely forgot about the standard spring rolls. It was truly heaven in every bite. It was crispy yet soft and chewy. It was tasty and the shrimp was just all over.

Chicken Curry with Sweet Potato (Ca Ri Ga) Php250
I like that it wasn't overly spicy. In fact, it was sweet but with hints of spiciness which balanced everything. The sweet potato was a genius. It brought out the flavors of the chicken, the curry, and the combination was really good.

Warm Pandan Cake Filled with Mung Bean (Banh Da Lon) Php135
This was sticky and sweet. It was drizzled with coconut cream and toasted sesame seeds. It was pretty good and I'd definitely give it a go next time I visit.

Lastly, I want to recommend their Sugarcane Juice with Orange but I want to warn you that you need to have eaten first before tasting it. It compliments the food but when taken alone seems bland. We learned it the hard way. We tried the juice first and found it lacking. After having eaten the noodle and spring roll, the juice was suddenly invigorating and oh so yummy.

Ba Noi's 
Fresh Flavors of Vietnam
106 G/F Greenbelt Mansion
Perea St., Legaspi Village 
Makati City, Central Bus. Dist.


  1. Seriously, I haven't tried Vietnamese food. Hope I could visit Ba Noi soon. :)

  2. The fried spring rolls look delish.

    I find it odd that the sugarcane juice tasted bland when normally surgarcane juice is flavourful as it is (even without the lemon) especially when it comes straight out of the sugarcane.


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