25 May 10
For my dad’s 65th and my kuya’s 31st birthdays, we trooped to our favorite places in Tagaytay– Bawai’s and next door Chateau Hestia, deep in the residential rows of Lagusan Drive.
Bawai’s is a Vietnamese restaurant, lutong-bahay style, and is owned by the Tatlonghari family. The word “Bawai” is actually grandmother in Vietnamese, and whenever we come here, we do feel like we’re just dining in a friend’s home!
They set up our table for 26 quite nicely..
After all the appetizers, I had this dry noodle bowl with beef slivers… really yummy, and only costs P195!
They also introduced rice dishes to the menu, here’s one with pork chops and omelet:
We took a stroll to Chateau Hestia next door…
…where they have a spanky new function room ready for use!
Nice high ceiling with lots of light coming in… beautiful modern garden kubo!
The cozy garden still enchants, and still makes me want to have my own garden someday…
It leads to the main restaurant on the ground floor…
Where they sell homemade limoncello (it’s good! and strong!) for around P800 a bottle I think..
…and dense freshly baked bread…
Happy birthday Papa and Kuy! Was a lovely weekend with you and our happy noisy family!