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

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

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

9 Things I Miss from Past Travels to 9 Cities

My love for traveling long predates my humble blog. So I have a lot of memories of exciting places that I didn’t document with the diligence that I try to document my more recent travels. Since the pandemic has prompted restrictions on travel for most of the world, I’ve been missing the thrill of going to new places more than usual. I originally thought of … Continue reading 9 Things I Miss from Past Travels to 9 Cities

Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition

Enhanced community quarantine started March 16 in Luzon, forcing most restaurants to either temporarily shut down or open only for pick-up and delivery. Unfortunately, this meant a significant loss for not just established restaurants but small businesses as well. Many of them turned to social media and ramped up their posting to entice more customers. These are some of the treats we found through social … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Pasig quarantine edition