Bakmi Nyonya

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

Bakmi Nyonya
4.5
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  • 4 stars 2
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  • 12 Recommend
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Reopens Thu: 9:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+639258708899

Hours

  • 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

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Jonathan R.
4.0 Stars
2

Lunch @ Pioneer Street Market!

I ordered Beef Rendang. Well presented. The meat is tender and the taste is good! I just want it to be more spicy.

I super liked it!

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
5

Pioneer Street Market in Buayang Bato, Mandaluyong takes the cake when it comes to being the most well organized food hub in the metro. It actually boasts of two important things: a large and accommodating parking space, and a well ventilated venue that spells comfort. For me, this is the best place for one to enjoy one’s dining experience, being surrounded with a number of food stalls and restaurants in just one area. This food hub is definitely ahead of other food hubs such as Gastropark, Mercato, and Legazpi and Salcedo Markets.

Was there ever a time that you had Indonesian cuisine in the metro? No exaggeration, but I think that Bakmi Nyonya’s Indonesian food items are the best ones you can find around town. Make sure to check out Bakmi Nyonya in Pioneer Street Market if you are to visit the said food hub.

As my appetizer, I had Bakmi Nyonya’s cumi rica or baby squid. I think that the lemongrass, as well as the spices used in this one, complemented well with the squid, which instantly made it my favorite. I also had their batagor, which are Indonesian fried fish dumplings. It is delicious especially when you dip it in their sweet peanut sauce. I’m pretty sure that you’ll eat a lot of this here, and might even buy more for take home.

Bakmi Nyonya offers a variety of their staple noodle dish called “bakmi.” Since majority of Indonesians are Muslims, they do not eat pork. The non-Muslim Indonesians, however, can eat pork. At Bakmi Nyonya, they offer bakmi babi, or bakmi with pork toppings.

Anyway, I must say that I had a great time when I tried out Bakmi Nyonya’s beef brisket (sapi) and chicken bakmi. They’re heaven in a bowl. The meats are both tender, and the noodles are perfectly cooked. I enjoyed sipping the hot, flavorful soup right off the bowl, which made the whole dining experience relaxing and also unforgettable.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
5

Pioneer Market takes the cake with extra cream for having a well organized and balanced food hub. It also boasts two other important elements- ample parking and a comfortable environment with its cool air conditioning. Personally, this is the best place to experience an amassed group of restaurants or stalls in one area. It definitely tops Gastropark, Mercato, Legaspi and Salcedo Markets.

If you’re a first timer, Bakmi Nyonya is a must visit. This authentic Indonesian masterpiece is not only the best one around, it is also the most unique. When was the last time you had their cuisine aside from a visit to their country? Maybe you had a few in a mixed Asian restaurant?

Bakmi, their staple dish means meat noodles and they have a number of varieties here. Indonesians don’t eat pork but they have one to fit our culture. They call this Bakmi Babi. On this trip though I got to enjoy their beef brisket (Sapi) and chicken. The flavor is heaven. The meat are soft, the noodles on its perfect texture. The separate savory and hot soup all sums up an unforgettable encounter.

I also had the opportunity to gulp down their Baby Squid (Cumi Rica) as an appetizer. The lemon grass and a number of Indonesian spices makes this squishy sea creature one of your favorites. Lastly, the Batagor. You got to have this too and maybe take home some more. This Indonesian dimsum with delicious sweet peanut sauce will wow you every dip to every bite.

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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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