We were served Goi Cuon (P118, pictured above), or Fresh Spring Rolls, upon being seated. I liked that it was really very fresh and practically grease-free, filled with crisp vegetables, glass noodles, and steamed chicken tidbits. You dip it in the vinegar-based sauce that's served on the side. Just goes to show that healthy can be yummy.
We were advised to have the noodle soup with the condiments served on the side consisting of minced chili peppers, lime slices, bean sprouts, parsley, chopped white onions, and unknown green leaves (sorry I forgot to ask exactly what the big leaves were). They also suggested adding chili sauce and bean paste which were also on the table.
After the meal, we were all served freshly brewed Vietnamese Coffee (P68, pictured above). You can have it either hot or iced. I opted for hot coffee since I wanted something to help all the food go down.
You have to mix the hot coffee prior to drinking since there's condensed milk underneath. The taste is deep, rich, and creamy. Just a tad too sweet for me though, but then I have lower tolerance for sweetness compared to most people. It was very comforting to sip nonetheless. :)
The classy interiors will give you the impression that it's an expensive place but it's not. Prices are very very reasonable considering the above average serving sizes and the food quality.
Ayala Triangle Gardens,
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
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