Ever since I’ve started intuitive eating, I’ve found myself craving for vegetables a lot. That craving hit me while we were in Nuvali one weekend, so we finally gave Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen a try. (Vietnamese people are practically obsessed with vegetables, which I find to be really cool!) My husband and I have always been curious about it and we’re glad we finally scratched the itch to try it.
Where is Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen?
Aside from the one we visited, there are also branches of the restaurant in White Plains, Quezon City; Silang, Cavite; and Uptown Parade, Taguig. If you’re visiting the one in Nuvali, it’s pretty easy to spot if you’re entering from the side of Robinson’s Supermarket. It’s the first restaurant on the right side, right across Coffee Bean.
What they offer
We went there around 5 in the afternoon, so we had merienda slash early dinner. After finalizing what we wanted, we learned that they actually had a merienda promo (from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., if I remember correctly) where you get two dishes for roughly Php295. So we went for that!
I ordered the Goi Cuon and Butom combo for my daughter because she likes noodles but we actually ended up switching orders because she’s not ready for the amount of vegetables — I know, we’re working on it! In the bowl are vermicelli noodles, beef strips, cucumber, carrots and lettuce. There’s a tangy, refreshing sauce on the side that you mix in with the noodles. It tastes like a refreshment on a hot summer day. The fresh spring rolls were nice, too, with the peanut butter dip.
If there’s one dish Vietnamese cuisine is known for, it’s pho. So, of course, we had to try Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen’s take on it. Despite it being a hot dish, it still felt refreshing. The soup tasted great. On the side was the Cha Gio. Think lumpiang shanghai but leveled up. Next to the cold noodles, this was my favorite among the bunch we ordered.
I’ve been dying to try Ban Mhi for the longest time. (I love sandwiches!) I’m glad my first one was a good experience. So I’m definitely looking forward to having more. It goes perfectly well with the Ca Phe Sua Da.
Our afternoon at Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen was truly a treat. We’re looking forward to going back and trying out more dishes. If you haven’t been to any of their branches, I suggest you pay one a visit soon. Aside from the fresh and filling selections, the servings are quite big, too.
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.