There are so many things that Baguio people take for granted.
1- Vegetables – when I lived in Manila for a bit- the only gulay served in foodcourts and other eateries were achara, laing and if you’re lucky, pinakbet. In Baguio, for a lot of people, a meal is not complete without a gulay component to their meal. Our budget meals – the one served in schools and such typically come with a serving of meat and gulay
2- Awesome outdoor dining experience -anyone been to Ketchup and Volante at the Wright Park area? Super cool – quite literally too.
3- Bread – a friend of mine observed that Baguio’s got lots of independent bakers and bakeries. I always tease her for the bakeries found where she lives- it’s always just Mulawin Pandesal. haha.
I would never think of writing about Dane’s Bakery’s Cinnamon Twist if my friend from Manila had not brought it up. Someone actually gave her Cinnamon twists as pasalubong from Baguio.
Nooooot bad at all. For 2.50Php a piece, you get 72 pieces for 180 pesos- the cost of one Raisin Bread from the Country Club. It’s best eaten when warm/hot. Personally I like my cinnamon twists smothered with butter! :)You can never go wrong with this cheap thrill from Baguio. Think of it as our version of the iconic Krispy Kreme glazed donut!
Dane’s Bakery has a couple of branches all through out the city. There’s one at the public market and a big one with a sit-down dining area downtown – it’s the building behind the big , white , BPI building on Harrison Road. Can’t miss it. Has a huge “Dane’s” Sign :). In the afternoon, expect a long bee line for their hot pan de sal – that’s pretty good too. Best eaten fresh off the oven.