The highlight of our weekend trip to Baguio was not the flower float parade, and not even the fight scene over at Good Taste, but a little food tripping we did after the parade. Marlon, our dear friend from PMA was hospitable enough to tour us around for a little walkathon and a food trip.
First stop was Forest House Bistro and Cafe along Loakan Rd.
Dining at the Forest House was a genuinely happy experience. The food was all great and although we feel like we’re a little loud for an ambience like that, I still appreciated the whole feel of the restaurant. Total damage for these dishes was approximately Php2100. Not bad for the happy tummy we all had when we left. Not bad at all.
Next stop for dessert: Chocolate de Batirol in Camp John Hay. We ordered the Barkada Set for 4 which includes 4 traditional hot chocolate, bibingka, and suman (Php500).
The ambience got me. The hot tsokolate got me. The suman got me. The bibingka sort of did not. But all in all, Chocolate de Batirol is still worth a try.
We walked around John Hay and then decided to go back to the town to see the floats parked at the Athletic Bowl, and to eat binatog for merienda. Of course we had to eat binatog. After walking around, we bought some pasalubong and decided to call it a day before our trip back to Manila at 8pm.
Last stop for our food trip for dinner was at the Cafe by the Ruins. I have heard a lot of good things about Cafe by the Ruins, and was finally able to try it for the first time last year. Because it was only a quick walk from our hotel, we decided to culminate our weekend food trip there.
Total damage at the Cafe by the Ruins was around Php1300. The ambience was once again very nice, and there was a duo playing some good sax which added to the overall homey, shashaaaal feel of the place.
And we ended our Panagbenga 2014 experience with a very happy tummy.
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