Friday, August 28, 2015

Love at First Bite: House of Bawai

A few weeks ago, R and I decided to go to Tagaytay for a short weekend getaway. I was looking forward to do the Chicken All-You-Can of Max’s but on our way to Tagaytay, I felt car sick. So instead of munching on some fried goodies, R and I opted to visit House of Bawai. I have never been to House of Bawai but I heard that it’s better than Banoi’s, a Vietnamese restaurant I like.

Hello, House of Bawai.
The place was packed when we got there so we had to wait for a few minutes. I was actually worried since it was already 9PM then so I thought that they will just shoo us away. But I was signaled that they will just clear and we’ll be set for a warm and filling dinner.
We quickly chose Bahn Xeo (PHP280), Pho Bo (PHP365) and Banh Da Lon (PHP55). And while waiting, we tried to make the set up romantic by asking for more candles and the server obliged to our request for more candle table ornaments.

Soon, our appetizer arrived.
The crispy savory crepe was a great start. Drizzling the mushrooms, sprouts prawns and pork filled crepe with the sweet sauce made it even more delightful!

The Pho Bo was served next and R felt that it was a sad bowl of pho with its few beef strips. 
I like it though as the soup stock was quite flavorful. I love putting sprouts and leaves to make it even more refreshing. By the time around 1/3 was left, R found more beef strips which made him feel better with the initially not-so-value-for-money pho.

The pandan with yellow mung bean dessert was pretty good too. I loved the generous serving of coconut milk. For PHP55, this dessert isn’t bad at all.

I’ll definitely visit the White Plains branch soon.

Bawai’s is located at J. Hernandez Street, Purok 5, Bukal, Silang, Cavite. 

The House of Bawai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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