Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ba Noi's

After hearing such glowing reviews from Our Awesome Planet, we just had to try Ba Noi's.

Vietnamese cuisine being one of my top favorite, I was really excited about this food trip.

Shrimp and Pomelo Salad, P175
I got to Ba Noi's a little late so my friend S went ahead and ordered this appetizer.  I wasn't really excited to taste it being that I've seen prettier looking shrimp and pomelo salads in other Vietnamese places, but I have to say this is one of the best I've ever tasted.

Fried Spring Rolls, P160
I wanted fresh Spring Rolls but they were out of stock.  This was a bit too oily for me.

Vietnamese Fried Rice, P65
Grilled lemongrass Chicken, P205
The skin was flavorful but the inside was a bit bland.  Not one of my favorite dish.

Stir Fried Honey Spiced Beef with fried basil, P310

The Beef dish was nice on it's own.  It tasted like a cross between Salpicao and Beef in Oyster Sauce.  What really made this dish pop was the dipping sauce of pepper and lime.

The pepper and lime dipping sauce gave this beef dish another layer of flavor.  Yum.

Deep Fried Catfish with Salad Greens, P210
What can I say?  It's fried fish.  I was thinking I ordered something like a catfish salad but alas, that is not so.  Not something I would order again.

Fresh Fruit served with Spiced Salt, P150
The spiced salt was too spicy.  Very different from the one I  was able to try in Vietnam.

Pandan Cake w/ Mung Bean, P135
This dessert was suggested by our server.  Not a perfect way to end one's meal.  This was too heavy.  But S liked it.

Before I went to visit Ba Noi's, I already heard some feedback about it- like a lot of items in the menu were out of stock. We found this to be disappointingly true since at one point we just had to ask our waitress what is in stock so we can hurry the process of ordering since every time we pick something she'd say it was not available.  The veggie dish we ordered had to be canceled because after waiting for some time and following it up, we were told it was also not in stock.

Ba Noi's. The fresh flavors of Vietnam
G/F Greenbelt Mansions
106 Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm


  1. Hi! Maybe you should try rating the restaurants according to food, service and presentation. Do you give this 3 stars?


  2. the catfish was whole for presentation purposes daw, making it difficult to eat. sayang.
    s, i'd give it a 1 since most of what we wanted were unavailable. maybe we should go back and try their pho, if it's available :)

  3. S, I don't believe in rating restos, you know, people should form their own opinion on whether or not they like the offerings of a certain restaurant. This blog is just a way to make kwento of our experiences and thoughts and not really to judge the establishments featured here.