It’s nice to know there still are places in Baguio that have not succumbed to the temptation of over-commercialization and the greed of cutting down all the trees to give way to “development and progress”. There are three places that you should absolutely avoid in Baguio:1). the overcommercialized Session Road;2). the allegedly corrupt Camp John … Continue reading HOTEL ELIZABETH and BLISS CAFE in Baguio

Cirque Mother Africa Review (Read this First)

Cirque Mother Africa opened last night in Newport Performing Arts Theater and will only run for 5 days (April 19-22, 2012) in Manila. It is a two-hour show with a 20-minute intermission. Take note, it’s not a Cirque du Soleil show. I had the impression that it was because of the term Cirque. It’s more … Continue reading Cirque Mother Africa Review (Read this First)

Eleven Tables and Ace Water Spa

Eleven Tables, found near the food street of Kapitolyo in Pasig, has an interesting concept — it specializes in different fondue servings–from cheese, to savory, to sweet. 🙂 It is located in the Ace Water Spa building in Kapitolyo and is a good hangout after enjoying your swim in Ace Water Spa. A perfect getaway … Continue reading Eleven Tables and Ace Water Spa

Eve’s Garden Organic Lunch

Story has it that Eve (or Tita Eve, as most people would call her) migrated to Baguio and built an organic garden to nourish her cancer-stricken husband with organic food everyday. She opened her home for lunch (by reservation only) to share the delicious and healthy food with others. It was our final day in … Continue reading Eve’s Garden Organic Lunch

HARVEST Gastro Pub in BGC

Junjie Abella is best known for Chili Peppers, which is credited with starting the boom of the famed Magsaysay Strip in Naga City. Last year, he opened The Plantation Bar and Bistro along Carlos Palanca in Makati. Harvest Gastro Pub is the resto sequel (after you plant, you harvest), with more emphasis on good food. Take … Continue reading HARVEST Gastro Pub in BGC

Jekyll and Hyde Manila’s Standing Ovation!

I don’t get to see a lot of standing ovations in most of the shows in Manila. Usually, the Manila audience would give a standing ovation if Lea Salonga was in the cast, or if it’s an international production like Mamma Mia. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo’s new theatrical adaption of Jekyll and Hyde in Manila gets a standing … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde Manila’s Standing Ovation!

Cafe by the Ruins Breakfast!

I can still remember the story when Cafe by the Ruins was about to close down: They announced the last day of operations, and then a lot of Manileños decided to go up to Baguio and pay tribute to the restaurant. Ever since that time, they were touched by how much foodies love Cafe by … Continue reading Cafe by the Ruins Breakfast!

Kitchen’s Best @ BGC!

Good ambiance + signature comfort food + really good dessert = Kitchen’s Best. From being a hidden resto in Karrivin Plaza along Pasong Tamo, it has become one of the loveliest signature restaurants in BGC. Kitchen’s Best certainly knows that the way to the Filipino’s heart is not only through yummy main dishes but also … Continue reading Kitchen’s Best @ BGC!

HAPPY TUMMY & Wright Park

Happy Tummy is a Thai resto hidden just across the horseback riding area in Wright Park. The first time we went to Wright Park, we did not even notice that there was a good place to eat nearby. (Thanks to JP Alipio for the tip about Happy Tummy!) I loved this combined experience of horseback … Continue reading HAPPY TUMMY & Wright Park

HILL STATION & Mt. Cloud Bookshop, Baguio

[Update 03/06/13]: HILL STATION: One of the BEST Restaurants in Baguio! (Revisited) Hill Station Tapas Bar & Restaurant is one of the hottest restaurants in Baguio. It was voted as one of Asia’s finest restaurants in The Miele Guide 2011/2012. Mitos, the owner (and also the secret behind the success of Mario’s in Baguio), decided to set … Continue reading HILL STATION & Mt. Cloud Bookshop, Baguio