Tra Vinh Authentic Vietnamese Noodles in Quezon City

Sometime late last year, hubby, some friends, and I went to have lunch at Tra Vinh Authentic Vietnamese Noodles in Banawe, Quezon City. I’ve always been curious about the place because our friend Didi constantly raves about it. Food from Tra Vinh appear on her IG on a regular basis. Tra Vinh is actually an Australia-based Vietnamese restaurant which found it way to Manila.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityTra Vinh is located along NS Amoranto. There’s a big yellow signage out front and parking for maybe 3-4 cars. The restaurant itself is pretty bright and spacious.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityWithout further ado, we went straight for the appetizers. This is the Prawn Sugarcane (P210). Seasoned prawn is wrapped around a sugarcane stick and then served with Tra Vinh Special Dressing on the side. Yum, kinda like a prawn version of kikiam but infinitely better. The special dressing is a vinaigrette which I suspect is made with Vietnamese fish sauce.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon City
Then we had Vietnamese Pancake (P250). A crisp pancake enrobes some shrimp, pork, and veggies. It’s served with mustard leaves, lettuce, and herbs plus of course the Tra Vinh Special Dressing. You slice a bit of pancake and then wrap it with the leaves then eat it all at the same time. You can ask them to wrap it for you if you’re unsure how to proceed. Surprisingly good! I didn’t want the leaves at first but it really makes a difference when you wrap and eat with the leaves.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityPrawn Pomelo Salad (P240) is great if you want something light as an appetizer. Finely chopped veggies with fresh steamed prawns, pomelo, peanuts, herbs, and spices make up this dish. The dressing? You guessed it — Tra Vinh Special Dressing! Yummy! This is my kind of salad because it’s NOT cloying or nakakaumay.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityI’ve always equated Vietnamese noodles with hot soup but they actually have dry noodle dishes like this BBQ Pork Noodle (P199 / P225 with Vegetarian Spring Roll). Of course we had the one with the Vegetarian Spring Roll toppings. Your choice of noodle is topped with marinated barbecue pork (a bit reminiscent of asado), roasted peanuts, and mixed vegetables. I love this dish… and yes, I was holding the Tra Vinh Special Dressing to pour on it.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityWe also had the incredibly crunchy Vietnamese Salt & Pepper Prawn (P599), which was quite possibly the priciest dish we had that day. So far everything has been in the P200+ range. Anyhow these tiger prawns are so crunchy you can actually eat the shell.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityWe had the Special Vietnamese Fish Soup (P999, serves 3 people) for our main course. It’s served with your choice of rice or noodles. I normally dislike fish soup but this one was not at all malansa (fishy). In fact the broth had an incredibly clean taste which I attribute to all the secret herbs and spices they boiled together. Very comforting… plus considering this is a whole fresh fish it’s cheap at P300+ per person.

Tra Vinh Banawe Quezon CityFor dessert we had the Vietnamese Coffee Jelly. It wasn’t on the menu yet at the time but I’m guessing it’s priced at P100, just like every other dessert listed. I liked it.

Tra Vinh Authentic Vietnamese Noodles is a nice cozy place which serves fresh, natural, and clean-tasting food. I love how you don’t feel bad or icky afterwards even if you happen to overindulge a bit. Prices are super reasonable too given the quality of the food. Will definitely be back with the kids when I don’t feel like cooking, lol!

Tra Vinh Authentic Vietnamese Noodles
Unit 3 109 NS Amoranto cor. Cordillera,
Bgy. Maharlika, Quezon City

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  • Reply Didi January 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I miss Tra Vinh tuloy!! 🙂
    Hahahaha… Last I was here was just before the new year! Hihi..

    • Reply animetric January 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Lol ikaw na ang ambassador ng Tra Vinh! 😀

  • Reply Badet Siazon January 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    The Vietnamese Salt & Pepper Prawn looks yummy and crunchy but pricey nga for 599, ilang pieces yun?

  • Reply Eve of Qarah Moments January 21, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I’m intrigued with Salt and Pepper Prawn. It’s too pricey. I hope the taste can justify it. I like the pancake because of the shrimp and veggies and the different style of eating. This place deserves a visit.

  • Reply May Palacpac January 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Ang layo! I want to try a Vietnamese resto with my kids and I already saw one in High Street. But I like this.. Do they have a branch in BGC?

  • Reply Janice January 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I love prawns and you featured 3 different prawn dishes here. It’s making me crave so much now. Haha! They look so good.

  • Reply Maan January 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Gaaah prawn overload! I’m looking at the screen wistfully because I used to love prawns but now I’m allergic to them huhu

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth January 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Oh those spread of food looks scrumptious!

  • Reply Alaine January 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Your photos of prawn pomelo salad and vegetarian spring rolls are inviting me to visit Tra Vinh next week!

  • Reply Ayi January 22, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I passed by this, but never took the time to check it out. With the pics you posted, I think I have to pay a visit soon 🙂

  • Reply Liz A January 23, 2017 at 12:46 am

    This looks like something my cousin and her husband would enjoy. They are into Vietnamese cuisine lately and I love how they make their own version of the dish.

  • Reply Lhourdes Mercadero January 23, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Would love to try the Salt and Pepper Prawn kaso ang mahal. favorite pa naman namin yan ng Lola ko.
    Pati yung Pomelo Salad gusto ko itry.

  • Reply Gilian January 23, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Love this. I used to watch Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam on Food Network and I just fell in love with Vietnamese food that time. The foods on your post looks really close to that on the show. 🙂 love them.:)

  • Reply TweenselMom January 23, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I’m looking forward to try the salt & pepper prawns! Good thing this is in QC!

  • Reply Maria Teresa Gregorio-Figuerres January 23, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I love Vietnamese food but we’ve gone to only a few Vietnamese restaurants in Metro Manila. I hope Tra Vinh opens a branch nearby so we can also try their Fish Soup and Prawn Sugarcane.

  • Reply Mommy Anna January 23, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Never tried Vietnamese food pa, it looks yummy especially the prawn sugarcane

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy January 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I miss Vietnamese food! I will have to drop by this place the next time we’re looking for a place to eat out. 🙂

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen January 24, 2017 at 4:59 am

    The food looks delicious at malapit lang din sa amin, QC area lang. Mayaya nga si husband dyan.

  • Reply Michelle January 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I haven’t tried a vietnamese resto yet. I got so curious with the Vietnamese Pancake. It looks tasty! Too bad ang layo ko sa QC.

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