Food Review: Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen
Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen is the newest addition to the posh dining scene of BGC. Located across Uptown Mall, you are invited to experience a darling assortment of Vietnamese dishes consumed in a cozy yet elegant atmosphere exemplary for co-worker gatherings and successful dates.
Bawai’s serves filling dishes simply plated yet packed with adored classic flavors.
Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted by gracious staff and the charms of an earthy color scheme. The menu features affordable Vietnamese style staples fine-tuned for an upscale clientele. The staff were quick to recommend appetizers such as Chao Tom, pure pounded shrimp on sugar cane skewers, and my favorite dish of the night, black tiger prawns with sweet tamarind paste, Tom Rang Me.
Chao Tom shrimp was classically spiced and proved to be the perfect introductory to dinner followed by the Tom Rang Me’s balance of sweet semi-sticky coated outer shell enveloping a soft prawn.
There are a variety of main courses to choose from such as the traditional beef noodle soup, Pho Bo. A clean broth subtly salted with traditional herbs and spices will satisfy all soup enthusiasts. A sufficient and standard portion is offered and found to be the popular choice in the lively restaurant on a Saturday night. A suggested alternative is the Bawais salad, healthy blend of ubod (fresh coconut sprouts) with shrimp and pork strips glazed with Bawai’s special dressing that adds a final dimension of acidity.
For any meat lover, the Bo Kho is a must-have. This slow-cooked beef stew with potatoes, carrots and onions is a hardy entrée that will captivate your taste buds with its harmony of twelve-spices. The meat pulls apart effortlessly while the gravy is dense and irresistible. Bawai’s has a wide selection of meat entrees from both land a sea as well as vegetarian options appealing to all foodies!
Whether you’re sneaking in for a quick snack/lunch break or indulging in a satisfying dinner, a classic Vietnamese hot coffee, Ca Phe Sua Nuong, will refresh your body and keep you up for hours to come. This perfect blend of potent caffeine, sugary syrup and crushed ice paired with a warm and rich Vietnamese Pandan Mung Bean cake will complete your foodie experience.
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For reservations please contact 0917 152 2924
Address: 36th St, Taguig, Metro Manila
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