TOB Food Crawl 2018 Leg One: A Journey through Baguio for Your Tastebuds

One can’t simply say no to food. Whether you’re dead tired, pre-occupied, stressed, or even just lazy, you always get time to think of what to eat.

Now on its second year, The Other Bloggers invited co-foodies to be on a gastronomic adventure for two days in Baguio City and San Juan, La Union. (Read our TOBFoodCrawl Year 1 blog here) This year, three of our friends from PayMaya joined The Other Bloggers Food Crawl 2018 with 13 partner-restaurants offering the best of the best dishes from their selection.

Tap your summer feels (event happened on April 28-29, 2018) with delectable dishes and food expedition around the city of Baguio with our food review and recommendation on Day 1:

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Photo by hellorelyn.com

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Photo by Ben Pagtulingan

Grindosetamp Cafe / GDT

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One of the newest cafes in town – Grindosetamp Café.

Who would’ve thought that while drinking coffee, you can enroll yourself in a mini coffee-workshop. This café encourages you to brew your own after a short coffee school experience of mixing different concoctions.

GDT also serves scrumptious dishes paired with local coffee brew; a perfect treat after a good stroll from The Mansion, Wright Park and Mines View Park.

GDT Café supports and promotes local beans.

 

 

 

EatsInBaguio recommendation: Red Sauce Spaghetti with Kiniing, Pizza Burger, Butterfly Pea Tea

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Grindosetamp cafe is located at:  #1 Villamor Street, Baguio City 2600.

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Blaqk Bite Street Bistro

Blaqk Bite Street Bistro is the home of the famous big black burger. This restaurant serves a wide array of burgers and pastas fused with a not-so-common pair of some ingredients like chocolate and sugar beet.

Blaqk Bite Street Bistro is the place to visit if you want to fill those tummies with oversized burgers.

EatsInBaguio recommendation: Charcoal Burger, Guilt-Free Ice Cream

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Blaqk Bite Street Bistro is located at: 163 Lower Bonifacio Street, 2nd floor Perez Building

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Cafe De Angelo – Chapis

This is the only restaurant that we featured twice in The Other Bloggers Food Crawl just because we love the cafe so much.

Cafe De Angelo is concentrated in its cozy home at Chapis Village and still boasts an array of mouthwatering dishes all made from organic produce. They also have one of the best coffee drinks around. If you want to get out of the busy streets of Baguio, Cafe De Angelo is really worth the trip.

If you want to keep on eating without sacrificing a bit of your diet routine, this is the best cafe for you. Most of their dishes are healthy and organic.

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Cafe De Angelo is located at: 54 Chapis Village, Marcos Highway, Baguio City

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Fork N’ Dagger / FND

Filipino cuisine served in humongous portions might be this restaurant’s best feature. Fork N’ Dagger can give you table-sized barkada meals, jumbo halo-halo to a plateful all-time favorite Filipino grills like isaw, adidas and barbecue.

This restaurant can conveniently cater single to group orders everyday from 10 AM to 10PM. FND has a wide variety of seafood, pork, chicken and vegetable dishes at affordable prices.

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Fork N’ Dagger is located at No. 2 Green Water Road, Baguio City (Nevada Square)

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What’s Up Duck / WUD

You guessed it right! Main dishes are of course from duck meat. They serve WUD own recipes that would surely enhance your appetite.

Most people put duck meat on the last of their list due to its gamy and putrid odor, but WUD proved it wrong. They specialize in this kind of meat so people wouldn’t be discouraged of its smell.

This restaurant also serves other dishes like pasta and salad.

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What’s Up Duck is located at: 18 Bakakeng Road, Baguio City

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Tradisyon at Azalea Residence Baguio

The last stop of The Other Bloggers Food Crawl for Day 1 is at Tradisyon Restaurant in Azalea Residences Baguio.

From the venue, setup and music, our expectations were raised as the staff welcome us in a long table assigned for our group served with selected Italian wine perfect for our Tuscany Night Buffet.

We were greeted with other diners to a complete Italian dinner experience. Just as we thought that we can’t put on more food to our tummies, we simply couldn’t resist the pizza, pasta, chops and of course – the steak!

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Poster by Tradisyon at Azalea Residence Baguio

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For the second day of The Other Bloggers Food Crawl Day 2 in San Juan, La Union, read here.

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DAY2: FINE DINING AT MARIO’S RESTAURANT – The KLite Food Crawl

DAY2: FINE DINING AT MARIO’S RESTAURANT – The KLite Food Crawl

DAY 2: Mario’s Restaurant

One of Baguio’s original restaurants since the early 1970’s has now built a name for itself as being one the most sophisticated restaurants in the city. Mario’s Restaurant served us with an array of Spanish inspired cuisines.

All photos are by Hijo De Foto Studios during the #KLiteFoodCrawl

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Starting off with:
Mario’s Famous Caesar Salad
This salad was served to us on a heaping platter, freshly tossed, right before our eyes. The vegetables were fresh and crunchy with slices of Parmesan cheese and bits of bacon which enhanced the Caesar dressing more than usual.
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Lengua Con Setas
This was the highlight of the whole experience. Lengua Con Setas is ox tongue with mushrooms and olives in wine sauce. The ox tongue was cooked to perfection, where it would just melt in your mouth, once you took a bite and the accompanied wine sauce was the perfect blend for it.
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Paella Valenciana
Paella Valenciana is not your regular Spanish casserole. This was stuffed with all types of seafood ranging from crabs, prawns, mussels and more! It was packed with flavor and definitely one of the most filling dishes in the menu.
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Strawberry Jubilee
Not only was this dessert delicious, but it was a feast for the eyes, as the waiter himself, prepares it in front of you. Warm caramelized strawberries drizzled on top of sweet vanilla ice cream turned out to be the perfect combination. Despite our full tummies, we definitely had room for more if this savory dessert.
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Your Baguio City experience will not be complete without Mario’s Restaurant serving you with their freshly made meals.
All photos are by Hijo De Foto Studios during the #KliteFoodCrawl
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