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October 31, 2012

BAGUIO is not Complete Without CHOCO-LATE de BATIROL?

LE CHEF AT THE MANOR @ Camp John Hay, Baguio

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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 tunes play softly in the background. 

Awesome Baguio Experience Series II:

 

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October 30, 2012

O' MAI KHAN Mongolian Barbecue & Hot Pot

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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:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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

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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 Manileños who have not tried this Baguio favorite. 

Check out Forest House in Baguio:

Awesome Baguio Series Part 2:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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October 29, 2012

THE CHEF'S HOME in Baguio - A Must Eat!

December 2013 Update: They relocated back to their original location. 

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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 decided to be based in Baguio with his Filipina wife (from La Union) after leaving an executive chef post in a hotel resort in Phuket, Thailand.

Check out Chef's Home when you are in Baguio:

Awesome Baguio Series Part 2:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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April 23, 2012

BAGUIO: Awesome Baguio Experience Series

Here's the summary of the Awesome Baguio Experience 10-part Blog Series...

1. Baguio's Panagbenga

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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 the City of Baguio after the holidays and before the peak Summer Season.

It culminates with a Grand Flower Float Parade, held usually on the last Sunday of February.

The Flower festival symbolizes the rise of Baguio from the city's devastating earthquake disaster on July 16, 1990.

To kick off the BEST of Baguio series, here's my first-timer's take on the Panagbenga experience...

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Awesome Baguio Series Part 2:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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April 20, 2012

HOTEL ELIZABETH and BLISS CAFE in Baguio

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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 Hay operation; and
3). SM Baguio (to stop them from cutting trees to build parking lots).

We decided to stay in Hotel Elizabeth, which is located in a quiet side of Baguio where there are still plenty of trees and cool fresh air. That became our jump-off point in exploring the authentic old Baguio experience. :)

Awesome Baguio Experience Series:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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April 19, 2012

Eve's Garden Organic Lunch

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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 Baguio and we decided to have our lunch there. It was a last-minute late lunch reservation but I'm glad she accepted it. We were able to try Eve's Garden (which is like Sonya's Garden but in Baguio, and more focused on healthy, organic food), but we did not have the pleasure of meeting Tita Eve herself.

Here is our Eve's Garden experience...

Awesome Baguio Experience Series:

BAGUIO: Your Awesome Journey to Baguio Food Trip (Infographic)

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