Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Ba Noi's, Makati

Ba Noi's Vietnamese Cuisine - Makati

I can’t remember if I was able to mention this here in this blog, but I’m always on a constant quest to explore different cuisines. It just feels like I’m learning new things when I try something different. Yes, you may not be physically traveling, but your foodie soul does. This is why when we were selecting where to have our usual family eat out, I immediately blurted out Ba Noi, a popular restaurant serving Vietnamese cuisine along the busy street of Perea in Makati.

Ba Noi interior in Makati

I have tried Banoi before, but I still haven’t blogged about it prior to this, and since my family still hasn’t given it a try, I took it as a sign to really go for it. Well, I just know that they'll love, which they did.

Now, as for the interior of Ba Noi, there is nothing much spectacular to behold. In fact, I just noticed through the photo above that there were boxes of supplies disrupting the view.  This, however, did not prevent me from appreciating the light air of comfort.

Goi Cuon || P195 
Pork, shrimp and vermicelli rolled in rice paper served the famous peanut sauce
Goi Cuon - Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This fantastic appetizer is a huge favorite of mine. It got this balanced refreshing taste that perfectly set the foodie mood. Also, it came with this special peanut sauce that just added an exciting character to the dish.

Mi Xao Don || P230
Crispy egg noodles crowned with stir-fried pork, seafood and vegetables
Mi Xao Don - Vietnamese Noodles

This special noodle dish came with a neat-looking appearance. Plus, it gave us a little enjoyment when we poured on the sauce for the noodles.

The crispiness of the noodles fades out as you delay consuming it. Hence, depending on your preference, you have "control" over how soft or crunchy the noodles will be.

Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong || P230 
Fried spring rolls, grilled pork patties and nuoc chim sauce
Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong - Vietnamese Dish Noodles

This wonderful Vietnamese noodle dish is really a must-try! It got this boutiful amount of veggy and meat toppings that blended amazingly with the noodles and its special sauce. Overall, it got this sweet-sour goodness that you'll most likely love!

Ga Nuong ||  P250
Grilled chicken marinated in Ba Noi's secret lemongrass sauce
Ga Nuong - Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

This Lemongrass chicken seemed like your regular barbecue chicken but with a little twist with its taste. What you will be able to notice is its minty highlight and subtle sweetness. I didn't love this as much as the other dishes, but it was fine.

Thit Heo Kho Trung || P250
A classical sweet-savory dish with pork and egg simmered in coconut juice
Thit Heo Kho Trung - Vietnamese Adobo

Now, this adobo-looking dish of Ba Noi is something familiar but with something different to offer as to its sauce (i.e. presence of a herby and coconut-y taste)

The good thing about this dish is the generosity in the serving, making it sulit.

A Not-So-Popular Kid in Ba Noi's

There you go -- four happy tummies!

Ba Noi's - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: At least P300 each for a sharing type of dining experience for a group of at least 4

Overall, I was able to enjoy the flavors offered by Ba Noi's. Generally, the dishes we had tasted fresh, healthy and balanced (except for the lemongrass chicken which was a bit salty). The service may not be as notable, but it's a little above satisfactory. Still, I really enjoyed our dining experience here in Ba Noi's, and I will definitely return back some time in the future!

Ba Noi's
Location: 12B Tropical Palms, 103 Dela Rosa Corner Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Contact No.: (02) 8434770
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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