Continuing my previous post. Next stop, here we go!
Restaurant No. 2: KETCHUP FOOD COMMUNITY / HAPPY TUMMY
Lunch for second day in Baguio is at KETCHUP, a food community that houses in variety of restaurants like Happy Tummy, Canto, Rancho Norte, Green Pepper and Rumah Sate. The area is strategically located at Romulo Drive, right across the horseback riding area of Wright Park. If ever you are in the area, this is a must dine-in place!
Decided to introduce Thai cuisine to my family, we opted to eat at Happy Tummy. We were very lucky to just wait around 10 minutes before we’re given our seats. However, same with OMG! Artists Cafe we came a bit early that the restaurant needs to replenish their ingredients again. We arrived around 11:30 PM and the restaurant was starting to get busy. Based on my observation, Canto and Happy Tummy are two of the most sought after restaurants in the area, with people in line already piling up.
Thai has always been one of my favorite Asian cuisines and I super love Happy Tummy’s version. My favorites are the Fried Tilapia (crispy as lechon!) and Pad Thai (forever a fan!). The Garlic Squid and Mixed Vegetables are also not to be taken for granted. My parents and Tito Darwin were very, very happy with the food and the ambiance (even if we have to wait for almost an hour before our food was served).
Romulo Drive, Pacdal, Baguio City | 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Restaurant No. 3: CHOCO-LATE DE BATIROL
For dinner, we went to Choco-late de Batirol, a garden restaurant located at Camp John Hay. We went there around 6:30 PM and the place was jam-packed with families! Good thing we were able to spot a table easily and went on to order afterwards.
We ordered Set Menu A for Php 800.00. This composed of Paksiw na Lechon, Red Egg with Tomato Salad, Palabok, 4 Plain Rice and 4 Iced Tea. We also had the famous Bibingka (Php 105.00), Chocolate Batirol Traditional Blend (Php 100.00/ cup) and Baguio Blend (Php 110.00/ cup).
Overall, the food serving of the Set Menu is small, good for 2 hungry people, prolly because it should be for merienda, not dinner. I love pairing the Bibingka with my hot Traditional Blend. The ambiance is great with someone singing at the background. This is definitely the best place to chill and drink hot chocolate while enjoying the cold Baguio breeze.
Choco-late de Batirol is famous for its hot, bittersweet, chocolate blends mixed using the Batirol, a small metal pot used for cooking chocolate drink.
CHOCO-LATE DE BATIROL (BAGUIO)
Gate 2, Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City (Near Baguio Country Club)
Operating Hours: Mon- Thurs 9-8 PM | Fri 9-9 PM | Sat- Sun 9-10 PM
One more post for another restaurant, coming up! That’s it for now.
<3 always, Irene