Tra Vinh

NS Amoranto Sr. St., Retiro, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Tra Vinh
4.1
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Category:
Vietnamese

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
6

Join me as i delve into the unfamiliar streets of Banawe and watch me sink my teeth into some awesome Vietnamese Grub at Tra Vinh!

You got that right,  another foodie meet-up...baby!!!

The unassuming restaurant dishes out one of the best tasting Vietnamese grub in Metro.  I ain't exaggerating,  it is really one of the best, my tastebuds says so.

Entrée

| Goi Cuom Tom Thit.  Fresh Spring Rolls
| Cha Gio Tom.  Fried Prawn Spring Roll
| Cha Gio Thit.  Fried Pork Spring Rolls

This is a trifecta of spring roll goodness.  I like 'em all.  The fresh spring rolls tastes like summer, the fresh veggies along with the cold vermicelli noodles.  It is a symphony of flavors.

| Goi Xoai Tom.  Prawn Pomelo Salad
| Goi Buoi Tom.  Prawn Mango Salad

You gotta hand it to the Vietnamese,  they know how to make mean salads.  I almosr ignored the shrimp as the i am tol busy munching on the mango mixed with freah veggies.  The dressing mixes well with the semi sweet x semi sour notes from the mango.

| Ban Xeo.  Vietnamese Pancake.  Crispy Vietnamese pancake combined with shrimp,  pork and veggies.  Served with first   lettuce,  mustard leaves,  herbs and Tra Vinh's special dressing.   Prepare to get your hands dirty as you have to eat with your hands for a more authentic feel. 

Step 1:  Get some pancake
Step 2:  Wrap em in lettuce x mustard
Step 3:  Drizzle with dressing
Step 4:  Eat and Repeat

Mains

| Ca Chien.  Fried Salt and Pepper Fish
| Tom Chien.  Vietnamese Salt nand Pepper Prawns
| Canh Chua Ca.  Special Vietnamese Fish Soup.
| Tra Vinh Dac Biet.  Special Tra Vinh Soup
| Pho Bac Biet.  Combination Beef Noodle Soup
| Hu Tieu Tra Vinh Dac Biet.  Tra Vinh  Special Noodle Soup
| Bun Bo Hue.  Spicy Combination Noodle Soup
| Mi Vit Tiem.  Braised Duck Noodle Soup
| Banh Canh Cua.  Crab and Seafood Noodle Soup
| Bun Thit Nuong.  BBQ Pork Noodle
| Com Tam Bi Suom Cha Trung.  Grilled Porkchops Rice

I didn't get to try everything as i was too fixated on the fish soup.  This is served shabu shabu style.  The broth is divine!  It is an explosion of flavors.  Want to make it even better?  Add some red chillies!

Unlike the popular Vietnamese joints,  Tra Vinh uses differ types of noodles for their fishes.  Michael (the owner) briefly explained that each broth needs to be paired with a specific type of noodle for a more enhanced flavor.  And i believe him,  i tried the Braised Duck Noodle Soup and i taste the difference. 

Sweets

Our generous host served some authentic Vietnamese halo-halo.

| Dried Longgan with Lotus Seed
| Sweet Vietnam Jelly
| Special Mixed Beans
| Jelly Longgan

We had a feast of excellent Vietnamese food.  My tastebuds went on a roller coster of Vietnamese Flavor Proportions. 

Tra Vinh is worth the traffic and travel.  Forget the popular Vietnamese restaurants,  Tra Vinh is a legit as it sounds.

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Antonio Lorenzo Q.
5.0 Stars

Hailing from the Aussie Outback, this Vietnamese resto along the Retiro area is definitely one worth trying. Those craving for that authentic Vietnamese experience will really enjoy the savory selections they offer. Whether it be their own take on pho, or their sumptuous spring rolls, or even their dry noodle sets, one's tastebuds are indeed on an adventure as if one is visiting the streets of Saigon or Hanoi. Personal favorites are their pho and spring rolls.

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Andrew C.
4.0 Stars

Pho Tai Noodle Soup.... Its worth the try...

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Sherly B.
4.0 Stars
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This is most legit Vietnamese restaurant here in Manila. It has the closest taste to what I had in Vietnam. I love their Chicken Pho because it's light and has enough flavor to it. I love me some Vietnamese Spring Rolls and theirs did not disappoint! I love how fresh their ingredients are, you can also see that they use quality ingredients. Their pomelo salad and salt and pepper prawns are also good! This restaurant should be hyped!

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Charmaine M.
4.0 Stars

Me and my officemate were craving for vietnamese food so she recommend a restaurant at banawe that can help our craving. I order a Pho (combination) (cost around 200 to 250) and a vietnamese ice coffee (95 pesos). I'm happy with the Pho which made me miss vietnam. The taste was similar to what I taste at vietnam clear soup but heart warming soup. They also have a side togue and basil that also can cleanse the palate. The vietnamese coffee is not what I expected, maybe it was not prepare as common vietnamese dripping coffee process. How I wish they also have Bah Mi. Overall when I crave for vietnamese food I'll go here.

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

Their fried spring roll was really tasty and the Pho's broth was refreshing, but got disappointed when the Pho did not come with a plate full off vegetables, which I was expecting, but overall the experience was great.

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Julie J.
3.0 Stars

Surprised to find a Vietnamese restaurant near our place... It's fairly new, 3 months accdg. to our server 128522 The place is simple, nothing fancy... First thing I noticed, the floors were really oily and slippery 128534
My sister almost slipped!

* iced Vietnamese Coffee @90 - pretty disappointed 128529 I could hardly taste the coffee. A far cry from Dicofi 2/5

* Prawn Pomelo Salad @240 - pretty good, huge shrimp and sweet pomelo 4/5

* Tra Vinh special noodle soup - large bowl @300 - for sharing, soup was tasty and the egg noodles was really good 128522 you can choose between pho/thin or thick egg noodles 4/5

* Fresh Prawn Spring Rolls @160 - this was bad 128529 the rice paper they used was so thick you can hardly chew the rolls.. Meh 2/5

Service was ok though, the server was friendly and helpful. I'd come back for the noodles I guess 128513

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