If you are traveling to Vietnam, I really recommend that you go eat and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. The food there is super delicious. So when I kind of took a break from traveling, I kept on wishing and hoping to find an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the Philippines. Finally, I felt that my prayers were answered with the opening of Cu Chi Bar in Makati. Btw, I say authentic Vietnamese restaurant because the chef, Chef Tung “Ryan” Pham, is from Vietnam.
“My partners and I wanted to offer something healthy and cheap, and Vietnamese food is generally healthy but it doesn’t break the bank at all. People love [to eat in Vietnam] and there are a lot of night markets—it’s just chill, which is the vibe that we want to achieve here. That’s also why we have beer pong because we want everyone to have a good time,” said one of the owners, Mike M, to Spot PH.
The ambiance is an artistic rustic, with cool wall graffitis. On specific nights, they have DJs and you can play beer pong here as well.
Fresh Spring Rolls (P195)Fried Spring Rolls (P170/chicken or P180/pork)
When I think about Vietnamese food, Fresh Spring Rolls is the first thing that I think of. Cu Chi Bar’s Fresh Spring Rolls (shaved vegetables, heaps of fresh mint, light rice noodles, and shrimp) is really good and the peanut butter sauce that comes with it is like a match made in heaven!
If you’re like me who likes the crunch, the Fried Spring Rolls will be your best bet. It’s not that oily even if it is deep fried.
Banh Mi (P160)
What’s a Vietnamese Restaurant without Banh Mi, right? Let the sweet, sour and a bit of salty flavour play with your tastebuds with Cu Chi Bar’s Banh Mi.
Cu Chi Bar is open from 5pm to 2am. Perfect place to have a healthy and affordable dinner and drinks after work.
With the rainy day season saying hello once again, you definitely should try Cu Chi Bar’s Pho. This Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup is super filling with a generous amount of thinly sliced tender meat.
Bun Cha (P230)
I don’t remember having Bun Cha when I was in Vietnam but I recommend that you try this here in Cu Chi Bar Makati. One of Hanoi’s signature dishes made of grilled pork, fresh herbs, and cold rice noodles that you bundle and dip in the sauce.
BBQ Skewers (P180/pork, P170/chicken, P180/seafood)
These marinated BBQ Skewers are the bomb! Cu Chi Bar’s homemade spicy sauce completes the flavour for these but you can have it on its own too.
Cu Chi Bar Makati is a laidback venue where you can chill and enjoy great food and drinks with your friends. The staff and owners are very approachable and accommodating, so you won’t have any problems with the service here.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee (P130)
This is Cu Chi Bar’s traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee, if you like strong coffee with a kick of oriental spices then this one’s for you.
Cu Chi Bar Makati isn’t a bar if they don’t serve drinks right? Their refreshing cocktails are worth a try! With a capacity of 200 people, you can organize corporate events, birthdays, parties here. Catering is available upon request too!Look at those colors! So vibrant and refreshingly good!