Dining @ Ban Be Ca Phe is definitely one of my memorable press trips I had in 2018. Aside from this was the last restaurant that I had to review for the year because I’ve been very busy also with work and and there were lots of activities everywhere, , this family dinner was special because that night, we also celebrated my son’s birthday.
Ban Be Ca Phe is located in upper Antipolo, (near the Pasalubong stores if you will be coming from Masinag Market). The cafe is in the left side contrary to the Waze’s directions that it is located on the right side. I was so excited because it was my first time to visit a Vietnamese Restaurant and taste Vietnamese food. As expected, I was not disappointed with the food; however, the challenge is for you to get a nice spot to park your car.
In this post, you will be able to tell why you should vsisit Ban Be Ca Phe if you haven’t visited the restaurant yet and try their food 🙂
The cafe can can accommodate 50-60 people. It has 3 areas where you can hang out.
- The Veranda (Outdoor/Smoking area)
This is perfect for barkadas or groups who like privacy (if there are many people inside) and you would like to breathe fresh air.
2. INSIDE DINING AREA
Upon.entering, there are usual tables and chairs that you can.use.
3. VIETNAMESE SEATING AREA
As much as we would like to experience dining in the traditonal Vietnamese seating area, we opted to stay in the traditional dining area because there were people who were sipping coffee and playing board games at that time.
The place inside is not too spacious, but there is a homey feeling that will make you feel comfortable and I think it’s one of the reasons why customers keep on coming back aside from the food.
Now, let’s talk about the main reason why you should try BAN BE C PHE. It is my pleasure to present to you their bestsellers.
Because I’m a coffee lover/addict, just as what I previously confessed in my past blog posts, I wouldn’t let it pass without trying their Vietnamese coffee.
This is one of their dry noodles made of white noodles, pork, Shanghai and beef rolls.
Because December was super cold, I prefer to have hot soup. It’s a good thing they have different soups that will suit the preferences of each individual. I liked the simplicity of the Pho Bo which is made of white noodles and beef while my hubby liked the sweet and spicy taste of the Lau. For the Lau, you can choose whether you will be having the egg noodles (P250 medium) and white noodles (P290 medium). Additional ingredients are available at additional cost like squid balls, veggies, shrimps and beef.
This is one of my favorites and I was amazed because it was my first time to eat Vietnamese spring rolls made of veggies, shrimp and fresh noodles, served with peanut sauce. I am a very picky eater and this dish has passed my standards. Well, it’s not just delicious, but healthy as well. THUMBS UP!
If I was impressed by the Goi Cuon, how would I describe what I felt when I have tried the Vietnamese Shanghai? I was super impressed! Actually, it’s hard to find an adjective to describe that feeling. I am not much into seafood and meat though I eat Shanghai rolls (but very seldom)– so when I discovered that this is not made of pork, but actually noodles and veggies, I was indeed very pleased because I could eat as many as I can. And if I haven’t known what it’s made of, I would have thought that it’s made of pork because there is no difference with the taste and the good thing is that this meal is healthy for the body.
Another thing that I liked is their Vietnamese Fried Rice– it is so flavorful that even without viand, I would be pleased already, but that would be very impossible for us to resist such tasty and healthy dishes. If you will be coming as a group, 1 order won’t be enough cos I’m sure you will be requesting for more.
And because we had 2 kids with us at that time, there was no question why the dish vanished in a matter of seconds, hehehe. My faher and I wasn’t able to try the Grilled Pork and he wasn’t even aware that we had tha on our table. Obviously, the kids enjoyed that 🙂 So, if you will be coming with your family and you have kids with you, you know what to order.
After we have enjoyed the Vietnamese food at Ban Be Ca Phe, it’s hard to leave without having photo session in their traditional Vietnamese seating area. After the pictorial, the kids played boardgames and bonded with each other.
I was very pleased with their food. Their dishes were done with a twist– suitable for the Filipino customers. I highly recommend this place to those who haven’t been here. This is a kid-friendly place as well as I didn’t expect the kids to enjoy the food, but they did. Aside from serving Vietnamese food, they also have Chicken sisig in their menu for those who are craving for Filipino dishes. Kudos to Ms. Redd and to the staff who made the restaurant a big click to those who would like to try Vietnamese food but in very affordable prices.
What are you waiting for? Ban Be Ca Phe is worth a visit!
BAN BE CA PHE
Banker’s Village 2, Sumulong Highway, Dela Paz, Antipolo City
0966 814 4492