Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baguio Escapade: Food Trips Day 1

Me and my friends went up north for early sembreak. The first time I got to go out of town without parents' supervision, completely on my own! And not just for overnight, but a couple of days of independence. Lol!
Nina and me

It was lunch time when we arrived at the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio. We couldn't think of anything else other than food. We're starving and we've heard great and affordable food spots from our friend, Chriza. Food is the first thing we're most excited about coming to Baguio. Second is seeing Chriza. Haha! She had been studying there for college and was already an expert for all things Baguio. She was our tour and food guide.

For lunch, we were craving for a hot Filipino soup and not some japan cup noodle soup. More like nilagang baka or bulalo. Reason for that was the intense cold from our long bus ride. So we went to Neng's Bulaluhan located near the 50's Diner at Gen. Luna Road. It was like a carinderia but the food was great (truly Filipino food lutong-bahay) and per order was just enough unlike other normal carinderia where you feel like you haven't eaten anything at all. We devoured everything in a blink. The place was also well-decorated and airy. We were so full and yet we only spent below Php350 for everything.

This is us with our satisfied tummies HAHA
Me and Emyca
After long walks, sight seeing and shopping, of course we got hungry again. That's given. So we went to Geney's Ramyeon House for merienda or snack. It's located along Gov. Pack Road. It's a small Korean chill out spot with cute interiors and mostly students lounging inside.

We tried the Ttukkochi or Skewered Rice Cakes as highly suggested by Chriza. It costs just Php10 per stick. I've never tried this before. It was chewy, unique and overly spicy. I'm usually a fan of spicy foods but I can't take this one. I can tolerate labuyo-spicy but not korean spicy. Haha! I'd like eating it if only the spiciness was more subtle. We all had one stick each and since we're still hungry, we then tried Filefish. This one's a lot different than the first one. It's crispy, fried and salty-sweet. It's like daing for me actually but sweeter. It's a nice counterpart for the spiciness in my tongue after Ttukkochi.

We didn't try the ramen here because Chriza said that there's a more delicious ramen in another place and that we'd try there next time. So we wasn't really here for the ramen despite that it's a ramyeon house.

Aside from all the good spots we've been visiting in Baguio, we just couldn't wait for meal time! Maybe it's because of the cold weather up there. It's like we're always excited for where we're gonna eat next. Haha! So for dinner, we tried the infamous Good Taste along Legarda road. This is a huge restaurant with two floors given that they have tons of customers everyday. Blame it on their affordable, delicious, big servings of food! We ordered their famous buttered chicken, chopseuy, and fried rice. It may seem like it's not much but trust me, each order was plenty. You'll see pictures later in this post. I also can't believe that we only spent around Php70 each on everything. We even had take homes since we couldn't eat it anymore.

Nina found this one funny. You wouldn't probably get it at first so just look closely. 

Watch out for our other Baguio Escapade posts soon!



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