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Ba Noi's KapitolyoSaturday, December 28, 2013
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Trivia time! I read on Spot.ph that Bawai actually means maternal grandmother in Vietnamese, while Ba Noi means paternal grandmother. Their grandmothers' generation must be really great at cooking!
Dodjie Violago, Ba Noi's president, was in the restaurant that day, and he came up to our table and talked about their latest offering, the Vietnamese baguettes. He even gave us a few slices of their freshly baked baguettes! It was really good!
On the table:
|Goi Cuon (PhP 195)|
I never dipped it in peanut sauce because most of the time the sauce distracts the palate from the flavors of the food. Ian and Muffet said it was really great with the peanut sauce but I was just as happy without it. It was a warm, Sunday morning in your mouth. Something like that. I really enjoyed it and it was filling.
|Pho Hai San (PhP 260)|
|Tom Nuong (PhP 340)|
Since I love shrimp, I decided to order this. I totally forgot the name of this dish. Hahaha. I didn't bother taking down notes thinking I could find it somewhere in the Internet. But for some reason, I can't! So this was the closest thing I got. Hahaha. Sorry! Let's just call it the Grilled Spicy Head-On Prawns. Nevermind that it's spicy, it's prawns! It was supposed to be 4 pieces of prawns but I guess prawns were not available that day so they put 10 pieces of shrimp instead. Works for me! I AM NOT COMPLAINING. This one's soooo good. Like I loved it so much I didn't care that I could not feel my lips anymore because of the spiciness. Haha. Dip it in the mixture of lime juice and pepper for that extra tangy flavor. Huhu. I need this now.
|Bo Luc Lac (PhP 350)|
I'm glad my first try of eating Vietnamese cuisine was at Ba Noi's! It was definitely different from all the usual breakfast food we eat. They indeed delivered the fresh flavors of Vietnam! Food was superb. Customer service was great! Overall, two thumbs up! We really loved Dodjie's gesture of talking to guests and asking how the food and service were. They make the dining experience even more personalized. Ba Noi's has become one of our favorite food discoveries this 2013 and we always tell our other friends to try and dine there! Can't wait to come back!
Ba Noi's is located at 12 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
New branch: Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Contact No.: +63927 688 7717