Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tara Let's Eat: Baguio City Foodtrip

          Baguio City is one of the most famous out of town destinations outside Metro Manila for families and group of friends because of its cool climate and picturesque places. Aside from it's popular tourist attractions like horse back riding in Wright Park, boat sailing in Burnham Park and strawberry picking at the strawberry farm, Baguio is also home to different worth trying restaurants. Here are the list of the restaurants I've visited during my stay. 

1. Canto Bogchi Joint

          One of the restaurant found in Ketchup Food Community in front of the Wright Park. They offer the best lomo ribs in town. Their grilled barbeque pork ribs with homemade barbeque sauce is served with cascade salad, rice or mashed potato. Half slab cost Php 240.00 while full slab is Php 460.00. 

Lomo Ribs

          You may also try their Canto Burger with their homemade beef patty with cheese sauce and shoestring potatoes.

Canto Burger

Canto Bogchi Joint can be found in Ketchup Food Community, Romulo Drive, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City, Benguet. 

2. Happy Tummy

          Another restaurant inside the Ketchup Food Community is the Happy Tummy. The restaurant offers home cooked Thai comfort food that caters to the taste buds of the Filipinos. We ordered the following in their affordable menu list: Bagoong Rice - small service cost Php 120.00 while large serving cost Php 150.00, 4 pieces chicken pandan for Php 195.00 and 5 pieces fried spring rolls for Php 175.00.

Fried Spring Rolls, Bagoong Rice and Chicken Pandan

Happy Tummy restaurant can be found in Ketchup Food Community, Romulo Drive, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City, Benguet. 

3. Cafe Sabel

          Cafe Sabel is the restaurant inside the BenCab Museum named after the artist's famous muse  in his paintings. The cafe is overlooking the forest and the pond, it offers fresh and home cooked dishes. After the museum tour, we tried their blueberry cheesecake for Php 120.00 and their seasonal halo-halo for Php 150.00. 

Café Sabel Interiors

Café Sabel Halo-Halo

Cafe Sabel can be found in BenCab Museum, 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. 

4. Pamana Restaurant

          Pamana restaurant is a fine dining Filipino restaurant that served heirloom recipes handed down from generation to generation, a sister restaurant of Barrio Fiesta of the Ongpauco Family. We had a sumptuous lunch with their Seafood Aligue Paella with fish, shrimp, tahong in aligue sauce for Php 420.00. 

Seafood Aligue Paella

Pamana Restaurant can be found in Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet.  

5. Choco-late de Batirol

          A garden cafe restaurant that offers hot chocolate, the perfect drink in the cold Baguio weather. The tsokolate is made from local cacao beans and the drink is made using the traditional way of mixing it in a metal pot and a batirol. The traditional blend cost Php 70.00 while other flavors like strawberry, cinnamon and almond cost Php 90.00. Their tsokolate drink is best paried with their bibingka which cost Php 95.00. They also offers breakfast meals from Php 160.00 to Php 180.00. 

Bibingka, Choco-late Traditional Blend,
Cinnamon Swirl Cold Version and Longanizang Vigan

Choco-late Batirol can be found in Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet.

6. Cafe by the Ruins
          Baguio City's best loved restaurant is a cafe rose from the ruins of World War 2. It's Cordillera inspired menu offers locally grown and seasonal fresh from the market ingredients. 

Café by the Ruins Entrace

Hundred Island Sinigang

          They recently opened Cafe by the Ruins Dua in Session Road, their second store and only branch. The place offers elegance with it's beautiful interior design and artistry. The must order foods are their biscuit and bread ranging from Php 60.00 to Php 100.00, Mt. Data Tapa and Baguio Longganisa for Php 340.00 each which comes with tomatoes, egg, rice, drink and fruits. You may also try their Hundred Island Seafood Sinigang for lunch or dinner. 

Mt. Data Tapa

Baguio Longganisa

Cafe by Ruins can be found in 25 Shuntug Street, Baguio City, Benguet while Cafe by the Ruins Dua can be found in 225 Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet. 

7. Hill Station
          One of the best and highly recommended fine dining restaurant in Baguio City. The restaurant is inside Casa Vallejo, the oldest hotel in the city. The owner - Mitos Benitez-Yniquez, is a well-travelled culinary expert, the reason behind the dishes in Hill Station's menu are with influences of American, European and Asian cuisine. For lunch, we tried their Lechon Kawali with Laing sa Gata for Php 320.00 and Cambodian Coriander and Garlic Chicken for Php 360.00. For dessert, we tried they homemade ice cream palette with five scoop of different flavors - dark chocolate with cayenne, salted caramel, vanilla cinnamon, Benguet coffee with choco chips and mango rum served in a painter's palette for Php 110.00.

Hill Station

Lechon Kawali with Laing sa Gata

Cambodian Coriander and Garlic Chicken

Ice Cream Palette

Hill Station can be found in Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet.


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