Bakmi Nyonya

Pioneer Street Market, Reliance St. cor. Pioneer St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Bakmi Nyonya
4.5 Stars

2 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 2 Reviewers
Business Hours
Open: 9:00a - 9:00p


  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p

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Most Recent Reviews

Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Bakmi Nyonya is the reason why I want to visit Pioneer Street Market.  They specialize in Indonesian Food.  There aren't many restaurants that offer the aforementioned cuisine. 

I looked for their stall first.  Without any hesitation,  i got the Beef Rendang while he opted for Nasi Goreng (I paid php 310 for both,  good deal,  eh?)

History lesson for the Indonesian Cuisine Neophyte.

Nasi Goreng has been called the National Dish of Indonesia.  Nasi Goreng refers to fried rice in Indonesian.  The dish comprises of shallot, garlic, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, particularly egg, chicken and prawn.  Other versions is made with ikan asin (salted dried fish) which is also popular across Indonesia.

Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia.  It is traditionally prepared by the Minangkabau community during festive occasions such as traditional ceremonies.

Rendang is revered in Minangkabau culture as an embodiment of the philosophy of musyawarah, discussion and consultation with elders.  It has been claimed that the four main ingredients represent Minangkabau society as a whole.

The meat (dagiang) symbolises the Niniak Mamak, the traditional clan leaders such as the datuk, the nobles, royalty and revered elders.

The coconut milk (karambia) symbolises the Cadiak Pandai, intellectuals, teachers, poets and writers.

The chilli (lado) symbolises the Alim Ulama, clerics, ulama and religious leaders. The hotness of the chilli symbolises Sharia.

The spice mixture (pemasak) symbolises the rest of Minangkabau society.

That's history alright.  Who would've thought a dish had so much significance in a nation's history.  After reading the Wikipedia article,  i have a newfound respect for Beef Rendang.  And bad versions is considered blasphemy in my book.

Bakmi Nyonya's beef rendang tastes legit.  The beef is tender,  the coconut milk is cooked perfectly,  i know because I have eaten a helluva lot of coconut milk based dishes.  The consistency is thick (if it's the other way around,  it would taste iffy).  I would've prefer my Rendang really spicy but subtle level of heat is ideal for some.  They serve some spicy sambal sauce on the the side if you prefer more heat. 

He liked the Nasi Goreng.  He even said that he would get two orders on our next visit.  The beauty of this dish is it's simplicity.  Meat,  rice and spices.  A simple equation that gives out an awesome product. 

I will try other items on their menu on my next visit!

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars

Beef Rendang 160 pesos. Tender beef, mildly coconut-y sauce with white rice. If you want to add heat you can add the chili on the side. I really liked this one. Wish it had a little more sauce though. Liked their rectangular plate too. Serving really good for one person only. If you have a hearty appetite you'll need to order more than 1 dish. It's pretty cheap though so ordering 2 dishes won't hurt your wallet so much.

BOGO on their Tehbotol jasmine tea bottled drink at 60 pesos for 2, 40 if you want just 1. It went very well with my spicy beef, helped cool down my tongue.

According to the sellers they've been featured in 2 food magazines already for their bakmi char siew and beef rendang. They proudly showcase the magazine articles on their walls. They've also taken center stage in Shop Talk. I guess they have a solid reputation with all the media attention, my bad that it's the first I've heard of them. They say they make everything from scratch, including the noodles.

They have an Indonesian siomai that I have only heard of now. I wonder what they taste like. They have bakmi's with chicken, beef, pork and shrimp. They also have the mee goreng, nasi goreng, ayam goreng and pork sate rice. I was hoping they had gadogado.

I actually like Indonesian food and it's not well represented here in the metro, so thanks to Bakmi we can go here to satisfy our South East Asian cravings. Food is cheap, nothing over 200. They've only been open in Pioneer since December. They came from Teacher's Village and they've been doing the night food markets around the metro.

More like a 4.5 for me for food and affordability. Will I come back? Yes!

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