I can exactly remember the last time I tried to eat Vietnamese food, which was in the year 2014. The impression I had, I can honestly say, is still the same. Vietnamese food is a healthy cuisine in a way that young adults will surely appreciate. Cu Chi, a newly opened restaurant-bar located in the “nightlife” part of Makati, is surely one of the a-must visits when looking for an authentic Vietnamese food.
First served to us, bloggers, is Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawn (P195). Filled with crisp vegetables, a handful of rice vermicelli, and a peanut butter dipping, this appetizer is refreshing.
Xiên nướng which is also known as “skewers” may look like the ordinary BBQ we used to have but the authenticity is very much present in the dish. Is it the lemongrass or the sesame oil that makes the taste distinct? I’m not quite sure but here’s the thing I am certain of – Vietnamese caramel sauce. Yes, that is the secret that the meat is glistening! Here are the pork and chicken variation.
The Pho Bo (P220) is a beef noodle soup and is said the national dish of Vietnam. I was totally impressed in the tenderness of the meat and the subtle flavor of the soup. It was also my first time to try flat rice noodles. Put the bean sprouts and the lettuce to complete the Vietnamese noodles experience.
The Bo Sot Vang or known as Vietnamese Beef Stew is like our very own kaldereta but comes in a flavor of star anise. The beef stew may be served with rice for P250 or with bread for P230.
Cu Chi Mule (P250), as the color of the drink, suggests a ladies drink with a hint of watermelon flavor. Ladies in groups of 4 or more will receive a complimentary pitcher of this drink.
The Cu Chi Cucumber Mojito (P220) is a mild one. With tons of leaves on this drink, it got me thinking that it’s a herbal drink, lol.
The margarita (P180) has nothing special.
The chocolate martini (P220) is pleasing as dessert.
Come between 5pm and 10pm for Happy Hour and Buy 1 Take 1 on all of their signature cocktails! What a treat!
Located on the second floor of a building, it was a little hard for me to get into the place. Just as the saying would say, look up to find the answer. On my case, I did this literally to find the place where should I be going. ^_^. The place is not airconditioned so I just find it quite hard to get drunk here if the weather was hot. However, the murals and the vibe did achieve the Viet feels. The serving is reasonable on its price and the taste is as good as authentic (according to the people I was with). The waitstaff are also friendly and attended our needs right away.
They also have a function area at the rooftop area that can cover up to 150 pax.