TOB Food Crawl 2018 Leg Two: A Journey through ElYu for Your Tastebuds

As we lounged around the wonderful Puerto De San Juan (accommodation sponsor), we can’t help but talk about how much of La Union’s foodscape grew; there are so many new places to eat, so much variety actually …especially along the city of San Fernando and San Juan town, the foodscape has grown considerably in the past few years continuously expanding to cater for the foodie instagrammable set.

And we at Eats in Baguio were lucky to have continued our second day for the 2nd leg of the The Other Bloggers Food crawl 2018, this time in the warm sandy region of La Union.

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The Food Project La Union

Everyone loves variety and this cool Instagram worthy food park packs a punch with all this delicious food stalls teaming with all the viands of food you might want to gorge yourself with.

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What The Pho

What the Pho serves famous Vietnamese dishes, remember Coffee Library? When we told you they had “phonomenal pho?” we were not kidding you, this is the same amazing recipe (What The Pho is Coffee Library’s baby) aside from the pho, they have a bunch of amazing dishes to die for… Oh yes, were not exaggerating, were salivating!

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Ribbed

Its friggin ribbed! Savory sarap! Ribs like you’ve never had before, a must have, like really, were cutting down the choices for you.

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Chick Inn

Witty as it sounds, chick inn is all about giving your good old chicken wings a twist of amazing flavors that won’t disappoint. Please try all the flavors, and pick your favorite. In our case we loved everything

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Layag Grille and Kilawen Bar

We were gluttons by the sea, besieged with all these irresistible grilled seafood recipes originating from Davao, and of course there is nothing like dining on a dock overlooking the beach. Another one of those places for your barkada or family, because of their large servings.

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Sugar Artisan 

What dessert dreams are made off, this is heaven for you who have a sweet tooth. We dare you to dive into a dessert buffet, yes a DESSERT BUFFET! they have delicious coffee, frappes and all these colorful confectionery setups delightfully in their quaint cool cottage along Urbiztondo.

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Valentino’s Cake Boutique

They have the best-selling yema cakes in La Union and Valentinos also creates a variety of desserts like the ever Instagrammable favorite French macaroons. they also do a lot of custom made cakes and cupcakes… And yes, may we again mention their amazing yema cakes? No wonder they are best sellers, absolutely delightful.

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Elyu’s Surfers Grill

Grill and chill is the name of the game, eat all you can grill with fresh fish, meat  etc. you name it, you eat it. They also have bands at night, and that’s the “”chill part”, this is what we would call the busogan, eat til you drop dead portion of the program, we implore you to come here on an empty stomach.

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Thank you Puerto De San Juan!

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For the 1st day of The Other Bloggers Food Crawl Day 2 in San Juan, La Union, read here.

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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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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

Baguio City

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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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