Bawaii Vietnamese Kitchen | Have a Taste of Vietnam in Manila

The last time I traveled outside the country was 2015 and that was five years ago. I kinda missed the feeling but you know, some of my goals changed from time to time. One of the Asian countries that I'm interested to visit is Vietnam since I heard good stuff about them like cheap accommodations, interesting tours, and of course, a wide variety of food choices. Good thing I don't need to travel far yet because there's one Vietnamese restaurant is here in the Philippines, the Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen.

Located in SM North EDSA, North Towers, Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen offers Vietnamese classics like banh mi, goi cuon, pho, and a lot more. Don't feel intimated about the restaurant's interior design just because it's like an upscale version of Vietnamese resto. For me, I found the place cozy, inviting, and perfect for people who like a quiet place for intimate lunch out with family and friends.

For the food, we had the following:

Banh Mi (P260)
They said that banh mi is an influenced of French to Vietnam. This sandwich is made up of classic crispy baguette, pork, vegetables, and pork pate. The entire serving could make your tummy full.

Bo Kho (P520)
This is like our own version of caldereta. Vietnamese Bo Kho has twelve-spiced slow-cooked beef stew with potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Com Suon Cha (P435)
I loved the tender pork glazed with caramel lemongrass marinade. This is a must-try here!

Pho Bo (P365)
You have to taste Vietnam by the Pho they have. This traditional beef noodle was so savory and I liked the earthy flavors it possessed on the soup.

Rolls Sampler (P420)
This entire serving is good for sharing which has the combination of fresh spring rolls, fried spring rolls, and pho bites. Amon all, the spring rolls stand out the most.

Complete your meal by ordering the nuoc da me or iced sweet tamarind drink. Unfortunately, they don't serve here a classic Vietnamese coffee, the one with an egg. For the price, I think it may be a bit steep since we all know that Vietnamese food is really cheap like $1 per meal in their country. So having one here in the Philippines, it won't be that inexpensive. But if you'll ask me how was the food? I must say, everything is a must-try if you want to experience different types of cuisines of our neighboring countries.

Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen
2nd Floor, North Towers, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Mon to Sun (10am-10pm)

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