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27 posts categorized "[Travel] BAGUIO: Awesome Baguio Experience"

April 10, 2013

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 franchise but decided to put up a lone branch in Bauang, La Union operated by their son, Dr. Peter Paul R. Nang. 

Their food is Cantonese Chinese cuisine served in family-sharing portions.

Flavors of Baguio: Discover Baguio, One Bite at a Time!

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October 31, 2012

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) 

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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 Dinelli Gourmet.

LE MONET by Hotel Rembrandt was designed in honor of the great French painter Claude Monet who became famous for his colorful and realistic landscapes. It is one of the few hotels that still enjoy the luxury of being surrounded by stately Baguio pine trees. Located in Camp John Hay it was opened to the public in time for Baguio’s February 2012 Panagbenga Festival    

Check out the LE MONET Experience in Baguio:

Awesome Baguio Series Part 2:

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

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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)


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!

June 2, 2016 Update: CHEF'S HOME: The Chef is Back Home in Baguio! (Revisited 2016)

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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...

Read More: BAGUIO's Panagbenga Flower Festival

Awesome Baguio Series Part 2:

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

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