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I may not earn financially from HeaRty’s Haven but I do feel rewarded from the comments you readers leave here, as well as the emails I’ve been receiving from you 🙂
Last week, I received an email from Ba Noi’s general manager as they stumbled upon my post. They invited me to go back and try their other dishes. Actually, without even receiving that email, I know that I’d definitely go back to Ba Noi’s because of their delicious food. It really felt good that the establishment found my post through internet and was appreciative of my feedback. This is just one of the reasons why I love blogging!
For a change, I went on a lunch time. I thought that since it was a saturday, I wouldn’t have a hard time looking for parking. I was right! Whew!
So here are the dishes I ordered (you may wanna check out their other specialty dishes from my earlier post):
- Fresh Spring Rolls (Php 165)
Last time we visited, we had fried spring rolls. This time around, we ordered fresh spring rolls. It was different definitely. The fresh spring rolls was a bit healthier considering that it wasn’t fried. It was served with peanut sauce compared to fish sauce. The fresh spring rolls is best eaten with the hands, you just have to get one and dip into the sauce. I liked this and I believe a lot of people order this more than the fried version. I, however, prefer Ba Noi’s fried spring rolls! It was super delish!
- Fresh Sugarcane Juice (Php 90)
I cannot get enough of Sugarcane! This was still my order. Since we didn’t get their promo, I finally got a bigger serving of sugarcane juice! Whee! It was really, really good!
- Sauteed Meat & Vegetables in Crispy Egg Noodles (Php 210)
I tried out their beef noodle soup the last time so I wanted to try out their fried noodles for a change. When the dish was served to us, it was eyecandy. I was taking pictures of it for a short while trying to get the best angle of it. I immediately asked my friend to take out all the liver in the dish as I dislike eating those. Other than the liver, this dish was good. Sauce was just right, there were enough meat & vegetables in it too. I don’t feel much difference of this crispy noodles with the Chinese version though.
- Grilled Lemongrass Beef Fillets (Php 295)
All I can say with Ba Noi’s grilled lemongrass beef is WOW! Just seeing the dish was already mouth-watering then having a bite of it just made it a whole lot better! The beef was tender, full of flavor and the way it was presented was cool too! The way to divulge a taste of this wonderful dish is to wrap the beef with lettuce and dip it into the sauce. A must-order!
- Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Php 95)
My friend Christina ordered cold Vietnamese coffee for her drink. It was served with condensed milk on the side. I then remembered that Ba Noi’s do have a mini-tutorial on how to enjoy their dishes. I find it odd that they don’t display it on their tables. I had to ask for it. I urge you to do the same. It was definitely a joy looking at the instructions. You get to learn a thing or two as well.
It was so nice seeing both visual and written instructions on the tutorial. You can be sure that you are making the most out of your visit in Ba Noi’s. If you still encounter difficulty, fret not! Because Ba Noi’s servers are always ready to serve you. Like for the case of my friend, it was actually one of the servers who helped her pour the coffee mixture into her glass.
In spite of the location of Ba Noi’s Vietnamese restaurant, there were still a lot of customers during the time when we were there. Imagine, at 1:45PM, the restaurant was filled with customers still! That proves how successful their place is. I still hope they’ll expand and open some branches inside the malls. I wouldn’t mind going back there again.
Ba Noi’s – The Fresh Flavors of Vietnam
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