Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

It’s here – a long overdue birthday post! I turned 28 this year, and all I wanted was to eat good food and forget about work and school for a while. I was lucky to be able to do exactly that…mostly. Comprehensive exams were right around the corner, but I decided to take a break from studying to celebrate. We were choosing from a couple … Continue reading Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

For authentic, filling Mediterranean food, we keep coming back to Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House. It’s one of Baguio’s hidden gems, tucked away on Malvar Street – out of the way from the city center, but completely worth it. Their cheese paratha is simple comfort food. It’s flaky, savory flatbread stuffed with melted cheese. The outside is just slightly crispy. The paratha is normally an … Continue reading Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

We headed down Loakan Road early in the morning for post-breakfast coffee and snacks at M&N Viewdeck Cafe. It was a long but pleasant ride coming from the city center. There’s a sharp, awkward turn entering the parking area, so if you’re the one behind the wheel, drive carefully. Although it doesn’t look that big from the outside, there are actually three different levels from … Continue reading Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

If you happen to be walking around Burnham Park, getting some fresh air and sunshine or having a pandemic-safe meetup with friends, you might stumble across a light blue truck. There’s a good chance there will be a line at the window, too. When Yolk Korean Egg Sandwiches set up shop, you can bet it’s worth the wait. We saw the sandwiches on friends’ posts … Continue reading Getting Our Scrambled Egg Fix at the Yolk Food Truck

A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

On a Sunday when we were bound for BenCab museum, we wanted to have a late lunch date somewhere on the way – preferably somewhere we had never eaten before. The Quezon Hill area came to mind, and although we had dined at Calle Uno Food Hub before, it had been long enough that there were a handful of establishments that were new to us. … Continue reading A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

Valentine’s day in the time of Coronavirus doesn’t have to be a sad, sterile affair. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and support local businesses – with masks and face shields on, of course. As always, if you’re heading out to dine or shop, don’t forget to comply with contract tracing measures, and wash your hands often. Be considerate to … Continue reading A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

More Baguio Finds for Every Craving

As exciting as it is to see chain restaurants opening their doors in the City of Pines for the first time, nothing beats a uniquely Baguio meal. Here are just a few of the meals and desserts we’ve enjoyed over the past months that you (mostly) won’t find anywhere else. Remember to dine responsibly – mask up, put on a face shield for good measure, … Continue reading More Baguio Finds for Every Craving

Shop School and Office Supplies from Home with Papercart.ph

It’s that time of year again: Jose Mari Chan and Mariah Carey are making their presence known on every radio station and in every department store. Christmas is just around the corner, and for a lot of us, that means putting aside some time to shop for something special for our loved ones. And with gift buying comes gift wrapping. On that front, Papercart.ph has … Continue reading Shop School and Office Supplies from Home with Papercart.ph

My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul

Baguio has long been a haven for art lovers, including people who love crafts and crafting. The second run of Mandeko Kito (Ibaloi for “Let’s sell!”) hosted artisans from all over the Cordilleras and ran every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of November – perfect timing to get in some Christmas shopping before the holiday rush. I made a few rounds on a rainy Friday afternoon … Continue reading My Mandeko Kito 2 Haul

Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fried Rice by Macsbox

Despite having lived in Baguio for most of my life, including my broke college (and broke new employee) days, I never indulged in Macsbox fried rice – until recently. Established in 2002, Macsbox has been a long-time favorite of students and anyone on a budget in need of a filling meal. Strategically located in front of the Saint Louis University main gate, they sold enough … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fried Rice by Macsbox