Best Filipino Restaurant Meal We Had in Tagaytay (in the Pandemic Era)

The N Cafe in Tagaytay, as I call it. It’s like M Cafe version 2 in a post pandemic al fresco garden setting with farm-to-table freshness.

Imagine getting out of your home quarantine and enjoying a deliciously legit Filipino feast amidst the safety of the al fresco greens. Totally worth the drive all the way to Tagaytay.

This restaurant group is known for their malinamnam sauces, exciting food presentations and high quality of ingredients for each dish that comes out of their kitchen.

Can you guess which Tagaytay restaurant this is?


Appetizers

A Big Bowl of Salad (₱720).
A good healthy protein start to your meal! Farm & Market Fresh Daily. Featuring the freshest seasonal lettuce, vegetables, fruits, nuts & grains from in and around the Farmer’s Table. Served with Mango-Passion fruit Herb Vinaigrette and Dill Honey Ranch Dressing and topped with a Crispy Parmesan Tuile. You may even see one of our chef’s picking your salad in our garden! **Add 150 for grilled herb chicken**

A big bowl of deconstructed farm fresh salad. You can add toppings to your liking with their two signature salad dressings.

Garden Fresh Big Lumpiang Ubod (₱320).
Arugula, Roasted Sesame Peanuts, Muscuvado Sauce, Garlic Water

Lumpia with fresh ubod and vegetables in a thin wrap. Just add peanuts, garlic water and muscovado sauce to taste.

Boosting our immune system with the freshest vegetables is a must to start the meal.


Filipino Favorites

Bone Marrow Bulalo Soup (₱995).
Low & Slow Bone Broth, topped with a big piece of bone marrow, Baguio Beans, Corn, Potatoes, Napa Cabbage, served with fresh Calamansi, Patis & Sili Labuyo

One of the best bulalos you’ll ever try in Tagaytay—a generous serving of Batangas Bulalo with unlimited bone marrow soup served on a heated portable stove to keep the soup hot (para hindi magsebo).

Giant Pork Belly “Lechon Kawali” (400g)(₱695).
On a kale, tomato & onion salad, served with Mr. Tomas’ Sweet Pineapple Gravy & house pickles

One of the crunchiest lechon kawalis we’ve tried, with a good layer of meat and fat and served on a bed of healthy vegetables. Ang sarap nito!

Our Famous Laing (₱350).
Served in a coconut shell topped with fresh chilies & coconut cream

They know how to make a yummy gata with this laing that even Bicolanos would approve of. Sarap with hot plain rice.

Pork BBQ Skewers on a Grill (3 pcs) (₱450).
Housemade Atchara, Spiced Vinegar Dip

Simple 3-stick BBQ made special with a simple good marinade, quality pork and a nice BBQ grill presentation.

Market Pinakbet (₱375).
Kalabasa, Sitaw, Okra, Cherry Tomatoes, French Beans, mixed with pork cracklins’, house-made bagoong & aromatic basil for that extra kick

Ang sarap ng Pinakbet with market-fresh vegetables and just the right mix of pork cracklings and bagoong.

Beef Kare-Kare Sa Buntot (₱675).
Farm Vegetables, House-made Bagoong

You can taste the peanut kare-kare sauce perfectly paired with their sweet salty bagoong. Panalo!


Dessert

Brazo Cheesecake

We love anything brazo for its light sweetness and cheesecake base that satisfies our dessert cravings.

Leche Flan Turon Sundae (₱295)
Banana, Langka, fresh whipped cream, chocolate eh sauce, pineapple jam, candied walnut

As you bite into the lumpia crunch, you’ll taste the creamy leche flan. Make it extra special by coating it with tsokolate eh and eating it a la mode with ube ice cream. It hits all the right Filipino flavors in one dessert.

Calamansi Cheesecake

Sometimes you need something sour to contrast with the sweetness to end the heavy Filipino meal.

Mango Suman “Sushi” (₱295)
Rolled in Toasted Sesame Seeds, Served with Native Hot Amadeo Chocolate Eh!

End with suman, mango and tsokolate paired with a hot/cold Alfonso coffee as finale.


Final Thoughts

This is one of the best Filipino meals you’ll have after that long quarantine at home.

Filipino food never tasted this good. Also, everything was presented so well, with bountiful servings of farm fresh vegetables in every dish.

I know that Farmer’s Table is marketed like a healthy farm-to-table restaurant because of its Nurture Wellness partnership, but most people go there for their Filipino food favorites!

Congratulations to the Raintree Hospitality group and Chef Kalel for the Farmer’s Table concept!

Farmer’s Table Tagaytay
Serving only the goodness of the freshest farm-to-table ingredients in the middle of nature. Escape to the countryside! 🌿 @raintreerestaurants concept 💚
Nurture Wellness Village, 7310 Pulong Sagingan Maitim 2nd West, Tagaytay City, Philippines 
Mobile: +63 905 387-7993
Open Everyday from Breakfast to Dinner (message for exact operating hours) 
Facebook@farmerstabletagaytay
Instagram:@farmerstabletagaytay
Websitewww.raintreehospitality.net

Related Blog Post: Farmer’s Table Restaurant Experience @ Nurture Wellness, Tagaytay

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Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of Chef Kalel Chan.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. Make sure to take home their Filipino food specialties that we all love like their Dinuguan, Pork Binagoongan, Beef Tapa and Biko!

Dinuguan

Pork Binagoongan

Beef Tapa

Biko

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