After coming from a delicious lunch at Antonio’s, I made reservations at Bawai Restaurant in Tagaytay on the eve of my birthday. It was such a treat since I love Vietnamese food! 

Set among the quieter neighborhood of Tagaytay, Bawai (meaning grandma in Vietnamese) serves close to authentic home cooked Vietnamese food. It is the brainchild of Yong and Virgilio Tatlonghari, who had initially envisioned their Tagaytay home as a place for rest, relaxation and retirement.

My husband and one of my bestfriends, Lina 

 For starters, we ordered:

Goi Cuon fresh garden rolls with caramelized pork, steamed shrimp and rice vermicelli, served with a rich peanut sauce.

Cha Gio crispy fried rolls filled with minced buttered chicken, pork, herbs and vegetables.

Chai Tom pounded shrimps on sugarcane skewers, served with a side of noodles and greens

For our Entrees: 

Bo Kho 12-spice slow-cooked beef stew with fried potatoes, carrots and lemongrass served with either a side of rice or flat noodles.

Com Suon Cha succulent double grilled pork belly flavoured with a caramel-lemongrass marinade, served with mushroom eggpie and greens.

Tom Rang Me Bawai’s House Special, Black Tiger prawns infused with a sweet tamarind paste, garnished with onions and sesame seeds.

We were also lucky to meet Virgilio Tatlonghari. He told us some tales about Vietnam. When he found out it was my birthday, he sent each one of us this lovely dessert.

Bahn Da Lon Pandan and yellow mung bean cake with coconut paste and sesame seeds.

Imagine my glee when I found out that they opened a branch in White Plains. 

 Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen 

79 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City. Call them at 885-1445 / 442-8874. 

For those who want to enjoy the weather in Tagaytay while having a hot bowl of pho. Here’s the map:

Bawai’s Vietnamese Kusina

Yong Tatlonghari, Bawai
Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite
Cell Nos. +63927 697 0445, +63 915- 403 5155


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