ROSE BOWL: Baguio’s Home-Grown BEST Chinese Food since 1945

ROSE BOWL Steakhouse and Restaurant is the de facto Chinese food of choice when you are in Baguio. It was known as Rice Bowl from 1945 to 1968 and renamed Rose Bowl on March 7, 1969 by Artemio and Lourdes Nang. To ensure the original high quality of the food they serve, they decided not to … Continue reading ROSE BOWL: Baguio’s Home-Grown BEST Chinese Food since 1945

LE MONET Boutique Hotel and Breakfast Buffet – The Best in Baguio?!

Update June 24, 2016: LE MONET: Your Home in Camp John Hay, Baguio! (Revisited)  When we ask foodies for a recommendation on where to eat and stay in Baguio, LE MONET is often recommended not only for its boutique hotel’s affordable luxury features but also for the Breakfast Buffet created by Chef Robby Goco for … Continue reading LE MONET Boutique Hotel and Breakfast Buffet – The Best in Baguio?!

BAGUIO is not Complete Without CHOCO-LATE de BATIROL?

CHOCOLATE de Batirol is a Filipino Cafe specializing in hot, thick, bittersweet tsokolate drink made from local cacao beans.  This is a popular merienda hangout when you are in Camp John Hay, Baguio City. Awesome Baguio Series Part 2: THE CHEF’S HOME in Baguio – A Must Eat! OH MY GULAY @ Vocas Artspace, Session Road, … Continue reading BAGUIO is not Complete Without CHOCO-LATE de BATIROL?

LE CHEF AT THE MANOR @ Camp John Hay, Baguio

LE CHEF AT THE MANOR by Chef Billy King is regarded as the BEST fine-dining restaurant in Baguio. People would go up to Baguio just to taste Chef Billy King’s food with the classic Baguio log cabin ambiance. It’s lovely to dine here during the Yuletide season with the cold Baguio breeze caressing customers while Christmas … Continue reading LE CHEF AT THE MANOR @ Camp John Hay, Baguio

O’ MAI KHAN Mongolian Barbecue & Hot Pot

Sometimes we miss hanging out at the Mongolian Buffet that was popular years ago along Milelong in Makati when we were growing up. No resto came close to it ever since, not unless you drive up to Baguio and eat in O’ MAI KHAN… Awesome Baguio Series Part 2: THE CHEF’S HOME in Baguio OH MY … Continue reading O’ MAI KHAN Mongolian Barbecue & Hot Pot

FOREST HOUSE Bistro Cafe (A First Timer’s Guide)

If you ask anyone from Baguio, Forest House is always included in the list of must eat places.  I must admit, it is our first time in Forest House in Baguio.  Now I understand why people rave about this place and why their attempt to expand to Manila did not prosper. I’m sure there are still … Continue reading FOREST HOUSE Bistro Cafe (A First Timer’s Guide)

THE CHEF’S HOME in Baguio – A Must Eat!

June 2, 2016 Update: CHEF’S HOME: The Chef is Back Home in Baguio! (Revisited 2016) I first heard about Chef’s Home as a hole-in-the-wall carinderia along Outlook Drive but we missed it on our first trip to Baguio.  Foodies’ in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines, can’t stop raving about this Malaysian chef who … Continue reading THE CHEF’S HOME in Baguio – A Must Eat!

BAGUIO: Awesome Baguio Experience Series

Here’s the summary of the Awesome Baguio Experience 10-part Blog Series… 1. Baguio’s Panagbenga PANAGBENGA is a local Kankana-ey term in Cordillera, which means “a season for blossoming; a time for blooming“, coined by Ike Picpican, curator of the Saint Louis University Museum in 1997. It is a month-long celebration in February/March during the business-lean months to attract tourists to … Continue reading BAGUIO: Awesome Baguio Experience Series

HOTEL ELIZABETH and BLISS CAFE in Baguio

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

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