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

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

Late Lunch on a Foggy Afternoon at Arca’s Yard

Tucked away in the aptly-named Tiptop, Arca’s Yard offers a cafe experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s quite the journey getting there, especially compared to other, more convenient spots near the city center, but it’s well worth it once you arrive. If you’re looking for a quiet place where you can enjoy a meal and a hot drink surrounded by … Continue reading Late Lunch on a Foggy Afternoon at Arca’s Yard

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

Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

UP Diliman houses a huge variety of dining options, from family-friendly sit-down restaurants to little stalls that offer whatever street food you might be craving. Because their customers are mostly students, there are plenty of budget-friendly snacks and meals you can get on campus and nearby. This post will be the first in a series of blogs featuring my on-campus and near-campus favorites. Snack Shack … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Diliman edition

Al Fresco Indonesian Food at Indonyaki, Maginhawa

My classmates and I would often go hunting for food along Maginhawa Street after our evening classes, and Indonyaki has become one of our go-to places. From their humble beginnings as a tiny street-side stall, they now offer al fresco dining at a relatively large branch. Indonyaki serves good food in big servings, without breaking the bank. It’s perfect for groups, but if you’re dining … Continue reading Al Fresco Indonesian Food at Indonyaki, Maginhawa

Baguio’s Best Japanese Fare at Chaya

With the thriving Japanese community in Baguio, it’s no surprise that Japanese cuisine is easy to come by – and it receives a lot of love. While Japanese-style fast food can often satisfy your cravings, once in a while, it’s nice to spoil yourself and spring for the real thing. Chaya is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike, offering authentic Japanese food in … Continue reading Baguio’s Best Japanese Fare at Chaya