It’s a common fact for people who know me that I LOVE food. Travelling for me is mainly about trying out new food and adventure but FOOD outweighs everything! The most disappointing thing that could happen to me when travelling is going to a beautiful place that has bad food. This is one of the reasons why I don’t like joining tour groups when I go abroad because the budget for food is usually low and the food usually doesn’t taste good. BOO. ha ha.
Anyway when I went to Baguio with my family, I spent time researching on the local food joints in the area and tried to maximize the time we had there by going to as much restaurants we could! Here’s my day 2 and 3 in photos!
Brunch at Cafe by the Ruins!
I actually thought that Cafe by the Ruins was literally a cafe beside some sort of tourist spot containing ruins of some sort of historical landmark. I asked Martin, a Baguio local and our tour guide for the day where the ruins were and he told me that there are no ruins! HA HA. I researched further and found out that Cafe by the Ruins used to be the house of an American Civil governor until it was destroyed during the World War 2. However, the owners of Cafe by the ruins preserved some of the walls from the home of the American Civil governor. :)
Matching shoes with martin! :)
kamote bread with guava jam
Sorry, my family attacked the food before I even got to take a decent photo. teehee.
Lemon cream pasta with grilled chicken
I loved this the most. :)
Martin got this enormous fresh lumpia! I didn’t get to taste it cuz I was too full already.
Lemon grass drink with honey for Martin! The cafe offers free wifi so Martin and I stayed at the cafe for the rest of the day because I needed to catch up on my org work and of course catch up on all the chikas!
Blended Iced Coffee for me.
Dinner at Hillstation.
Crushed nuts and olive oil for the bread
Super cute pumpkin lantern!
We went to this quaint little bookstore conveniently connected to the restuarant called Mt Cloud Bookshop. It was so hipster and cute! I love exploring hole-in-the wall looking places like this bookstore. I don’t think i’m hipster though! ha ha ha. Seriously.
Super pretty walkway! Gah, I really hate my outfit here. I regret wearing it so much. :(
Moroccan Spiced Baby Back Ribs
Crispy Duck Flakes
Short Rib Ragu with Fettuccine
Sorry, but this tasted like noodles in a beef broth soup. I love noodle dishes but I was disappointed with this. :(
Indian Lamb Curry
Lechon Kawali with Laing sa Gata
My favorite dish of the bunch! Amidst all the fancy food, this was the one that I enjoyed the most! It’s a simple fried crispy belly (lecho kawali) dish but I liked it. :)
Artisan Ice Crem sampler! Some of the super unique flavors were Dark Chocolate with Cayenne, Benguet Coffee with Choco Chips, Vanilla Cinnamon, Mango Rum, and Dulce de Leche.
Death by Chocolate Cake.
This was AMAZING. It tasted like a molten lava cake with vanilla Ice Cream. The chocolate was a bit sweet but I like sweet. :)
Martin and I spend the rest of the night at the techno hub in Camp John Hay for coffee and hot chocolate!
Lunch at O’ MAI KHAN for lunch. Martin says that it’s the most famous mongolian rice place in Baguio.
With my beloved granny and lil bro. :)
With the prettiest tour guide ever! Yes, I’m wearing slippers. We were going home already and I wanted to feel comfortable in the car. teehee.
Baguio used to be my happy place because of all the childhood memories I have of the place. Going back as a teen made me fall in love with the place again because of the food, the quaint restaurants and cozy coffee shops! I especially loved going to the different coffee shops where I was able to just relax enjoy the cool weather, food, company. I definitely wanna go back and explore more of Baguio soon. :)
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