Category Archives: Foodtrip

Café by the Ruins, Baguio City

A splendid Baguio morning for me would be waking up very early, breathing the cool air outside, knowing that I’m far from Manila for a while, having a walk at Burnham Park or at some quiet place, and then getting breakfast at Café by the Ruins. It would be forgivable to forgo the waking up early part, but dear me, not the breakfast at Café by the Ruins. Continue reading Café by the Ruins, Baguio City

Bacolod Without the Masskara

Bacolod is best known for its Masskara Festival, a truly festive event that culminates with an extravagant street parade filled with colorful masks.

Bacolod Mask

Without Masskara Festival, however, Bacolod isn’t really seen as a tourist destination. Bacolod doesn’t have scenic beaches, typical of places like Bohol or Cebu.

We went to Bacolod prior to Masskara Festival, and as our plane descended on the island, I made a quick survey of the province so vastly covered with sugarcane plantation.

Right there and then, I wondered if we would even enjoy the place, sans the beaches that tourists usually look for in tropical paradise Philippines. Continue reading Bacolod Without the Masskara

Delectable Fern Salad and Kulawo at Ugu Bigyan’s Garden

Ugu Bigyan Potter’s Garden in Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon, is a two-part experience. The different forms of pottery displayed all over the place is a feast for the eyes, and the tasty meals are definitely a unique gastronomical delight.

Clam soup, fern salad, and the mouth-watering Kulawo, voted by our group as the best dish that day
Clam soup, fern (pako) salad, and the mouth-watering Kulawo, voted by our group as the best dish that day

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