Nha Em Vietnamese Cuisine in SM Aura: Bringing the Best of Vietnam to Manila
The restaurant scene in the Philippines is very particular in catering to both the foreign and local community. While most restaurants claim authenticity on its name, one cannot deny the fact that some have adjusted their dishes to the Filipino palate—but not Nha Em Vietnamese Cuisine in SM Aura, Taguig, City.
Nha Em, meaning “my home”, opened its doors over a year ago, capturing the hearts of both local and foreign community because of their authenticity—all thanks to a Vietnamese executive chef who overlooks the kitchen operations.
From the vibrant colors to the lanterns and music, Nha Em embodies a true Vietnamese experience
Nha Em’s owner is also an avid promoter of Vietnamese food in the Philippines. Their ingredients are sourced all the way from Vietnam to retain both modern and traditional versions of said cuisine.
Take a break from the usual Filipino lumpia with Nha Em’s Fresh Spring Rolls or Goi Cuon (Php 225/solo; Php 310/regular).
Goi Cuon (Php 225/solo; Php 310/regular)
A visit to this restaurant is not complete without trying their soup and noodle bowls, like Pho Ga or Chicken Noodle Soup (Php 335). You’ll love the richness of the broth, complementing well with the softness of the chicken. The Banh pho noodles used in the dish add to the filling factor of it.
Pho Ga (Php 335)
You also wouldn’t want to miss out on their Beef Noodle Soup or Pho Bo (Php 290/solo; Php 415/regular). This dish is served with tender meatballs and thinly sliced beef, while the broth is likewise as flavorful elevating the dish tenfold.
Pho Bo (Php 290/solo; Php 415/regular)
If you’re up for something spicy, try their Spicy Beef Noodles or Bun bo Hue (Php 415) served with Bun toi noodles. It’s a cornucopia of flavors that you won’t forget!
Bun bo Hue (Php 415)
You might also want to sample their Grilled Porkchop or Com Tam Suon Cha (Php 335). Porkchop has always been one of the most famous dishes in the Philippines, and Nha Em adds their own twist with meat pie, pickled veggies, egg, and their special sauce.
Com Tam Suon Cha (Php 335)
If you’re a fan of strong coffee, you’ll surely enjoy their Vietnamese Ice Coffee or Ca Phe Sua Nong (Php 115). It’s served with milk that you can opt to leave out if you don’t want it to be creamier. Either way, it’s the type of coffee that you’ll look for first thing in the morning!
Ca Phe Sua Nong (Php 115)
However, if you’re cutting back on your caffeine, you can also try their 2L Lemon (Php 115). The drink is very refreshing that’s ideal for the hotter days.
2L Lemon (Php 115)
You can also sample their delectable meals at Uptown Mall Bonifacio. Much like their branch at the Skypark, you can dine at the mall’s veranda for a quality time with your loved ones. It exudes an intimate vibe with the perfect backdrop to enjoy Nha Em’s heavenly dishes.
IMAGE Nha Em Vietnamese Cuisine
IMAGE Nha Em Vietnamese Cuisine
At Nha Em, when you say authentic, they really keep the standards authentic—everything is freshly made from scratch.
Visit Nha Em Vietnamese Cuisine at the 5th Floor of SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig City. They are open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, you may call them at 02-541-5436 or like their Facebook page at NhaEmPH.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s January 2019 issue.
Written by Denisse Tenorio and Feliz Grace Bueno.