BA NOI’s KAPITOLYO
12 East Capitol Dr.,
Telephone No.: 477-9761
24 January 2014, Friday
Arrived past 6:30pm, there’s still available tables on a Friday dinner. Checked the menu and found the 3 significant vietnamese foods that stuck to us until today. Pho Bo (Beef Noodles, Bun Cha (Grilled Pork, Fried Spring Roll, Vermicelli Rice), Gui Cuon (Fresh Spring Roll).
I asked the staff to served the PHO BO (BEEF NOODLES) as soon as it’s available. We wanted to savor the hot broth the way it was served in Hanoi. It was hot alright but after few minutes broth was getting cold. First sip was like, OK, this is better than my experience in Pho Hoa and Pho 24. My shoulders did not shrug and wish that I go back in Hanoi as soon as possible. This was OK for me. I asked for pepper to taste.
BUN CHA: a totally different from what we’ve experience in Hanoi where Bun Cha was served in a different bowls (rice vermicelli, grilled pork, fried spring rolls, their awesome sauce/soup, and lots of greens/veggies). Theirs was in a bowl filled with rice vermicelli, grilled pork (2pcs) that tasted burger patty, spring rolls (2pcs sliced into two) that’s on the sweet side, and cabbage instead of mints & different greens), and the sauce/soup was served in a saucer instead of small bowl in Hanoi. Experience was not the same but because it’s different from most of the restaurants that serving carbo and oily food, I commend this resto for trying their best to give us a healthy meal.
GOI CUON (Fresh Spring Rolls): this cannot stand on its own, bland, sticky wrapper, but the peanut sauce help this meal on my opinion.
My friend’s opinion: Pho Bo (Beef Noodles) Ba Noi’s, Bun Cha (Grilled Pork, Fried Spring Rolls) Pho Hoa
Fast Service, Attentive Staffs, FREE WiFi
TOTAL: 746.16 (less than $17.00) w/ 12% VAT + 10% Service Charge (Shared by 2, no take out, in short ubos! hehehe)
I’m waiting for a BUFFET RESTAURANT that offers VIETNAMESE FOOD (wishing…)