Month: April 2011

Baguio Street Food

When I was a kid, my parents told me that street food are dirty so we shouldn’t eat it. I actually didn’t believe them. I think I’ve tried a lot of street food when I was in kindergarten. The only thing I never tried was that grilled chunk of blood and the drinks. Jeff and I tried three of the most popular street food in Baguio. 1. Isaw! We found these near Burnham Park after we checked out some ukay-ukay. Yummeh! Price: Php5.00/stick 2. One Day Old Chick or ODOCS. Back in 2003, I remember walking from Teacher’s Camp to Burnham Park with my bestfriend Apple and eating ODOCS near the park. So Jeff and I scoured Burnham to find these but we find none. I was so brokenhearted! But the next day, to my surprise, we found this in the market! Yes they still exist! Price: Php25.00/3pcs 3. Mangoes with bagoong. We also found this at Burnham Park while we were killing time on our second day. Guess it’s apple mango.  Price: Php30.00/pc This …

50’s Diner

After finding our way out in Wright Park at around 11.30AM (or maybe sometime 12nn), Jeff asked me where to eat lunch. It was my assignment to look for restaurants haha! I told him we should eat at 50’s Diner. I read it’s an American themed restaurant that serves, of course, American food. By the way, my fianc√© is American born. Yup, he holds an American passport while I still have the green, not the maroon, Filipino passport. It sucks right? Hahaha. So we hailed a cab and asked the driver to take us to 50’s Diner. To our surprise, the driver asked which branch are we talking about. I don’t remember reading that there are two branches, and Jeff doesn’t remember that there are two. So he just told the driver to take us to the nearest one. 50’s Diner located at Upper General Luna Road. I wonder where’s the other one.  Are they the Three Stooges? Apparently, minus one? Not sure. Srsly, if I ever take that citizenship exam in the US, I’ll certainly …

Strawberry Taho

A friend told me that the best strawberry taho (soft tofu) in Baguio is in Strawberry Farm. I scrapped the trip to the farm a few days back because according to my friend Kitt, who was in Baguio a week before, there were very few strawberries these days. Strawberries are seasonal so there are a lot of it from December until February. Also, the Strawberry Farm is far from the city proper so traveling that far and not getting strawberries would be very frustrating. After breakfast, we went to Mines View Park and Good Shepherd Convent. Our next stop was The Mansion and Wright Park. To my surprise, we found a man selling strawberry taho in Wright Park! Yay! I am not sure about the measurement, but maybe it’s 6oz. The strawberry syrup was too sweet and there were bits of strawberry in it. It’s more expensive than the normal taho that we know.  Price: Php15.00/cup Either my fiance wants more taho or he wants manong’s job. Haha. This was originally posted on www.nom-mage.com. Author …

Cafe by the Ruins

Before Jeff and I went to Baguio, I researched for good restaurants to visit. Yep, not tourist destinations, but places to eat. Hahaha! We arrived in Baguio at around 4AM, settled in at the hotel by 5AM and decided to sleep til around 7AM. When the clock rang, I dragged Jeff out of bed because I was so hungry and we went to Cafe by the Ruins. The place, according to its website, was once a garden theater which was turned into a home by the first civil governor of Benguet, Phelps Whitmarsh. It was destroyed in World War II. They turned it into a beautiful restaurant which has a lot of plants and local decors.    Photo 1. They serve a special dish everyday. Photo 2. Chinese bamboos beside our table. After we were seated, they served us complimentary fruits in sweet syrup. The coffee that comes with the meal we ordered was served promptly.  Muscovado sugar was also served along with the coffee. The place looks good together with the very cool Baguio …

Krazy Garlik

It has always been our barkada’s tradition to eat out everytime someone is celebrating her birthday. It’s Camela’s turn today. Her birthday is on the first of April but we were all too busy and just found time today. We first thought of eating at Pepper Lunch, and then California Pizza Kitchen but both are packed with people. So we settled for the restaurant beside CPK which is Krazy Garlik. We were asked to wait for a table. We got a table pretty fast knowing that it was a Friday night. There were six of us; Camille, Randie, Kitt, Anne, Jeff and me. They weren’t hungry. Jeff and I were starving. Haha. We ordered two pastas, pizza and six bottomless iced tea. Krazy Garlic. 2nd floor Greenbelt 5. Garlic stuffed toys! I know they’re selling these but I forgot to check the price. Penne Arrabiata. This is kinda spicy but it tastes good. It’s good for 2-3 servings and it’s one of the cheapest in the menu. Price: Php325.00 Fettucine Oriente. Ahhh this is my …

Pepper Lunch

Today marks our 187th day. Or 6th month. Nope, we don’t celebrate monthsaries. Since we became a couple, the 24th was never a weekend. Until today. I let Jeff plan the day. I’m running out of ninja tricks so it’s time to check my ninja book. (Just kidding, there’s no such thing). Anyway, I went to Victory Liner in Cubao to get our tickets to Baguio this coming weekend. Woot! We met in SM Megamall where I bought him his engagement watch, a G Shock. Hahaha. Then off we went to Alabang Town Center. He suggested we eat at Pepper Lunch. Hers and his.  I ordered something new from their menu, the Yakiniku. Actually, it tastes like beef teriyaki. Or is this beef teriyaki? Serving is too much that two people can eat it, or at least two people who eats like me. I also ordered an extra egg for my meal. Price: Php310.00 I think extra fried rice costs Php48.00.  Jeff ordered Chicken Teriyaki.  Price: Php215.00 (not really sure as I can’t read the prices on their menu) …