Exploring Baguio: Cora's Restaurant

Cora's Restaurant is located at Mines View Park. It has a really good view of the mountain range from the window pane.

Bulalo. Well done and generous serving of bulalo. Very tender meat and very flavorful soup. Too bad there was not much vegetables and bone marrow.
Broccoli with Beef. This is a staple dish for Vince.

Melon shake
The place is very simple and straightforward. Cora's focuses on delivering quality food rather than fancy ambiance. Additional points for very accommodating servers.  

Exploring Baguio: Cafe by the Ruins

Cafe by the Ruins is a famous restaurant and is usually on the to-go list of every tourist going to Baguio. We figured out why when we saw the place..

The home-y feel of this cafe encapsulates the very laid-back life of the people in Baguio. The atmosphere is a very relax and contemplative place which is perfect if you simply want to get away from the hustle and bustles of the city life. If only this was closer to Manila..

Cafe by the Ruins obviously knows how to delicately dish all their plates. They are also try to incorporate a healthy lifestyle in their dishes.

Spicy Bangus : Marvin had this dish. He was enthralled by the fresh and sumptuous Bangus since there are no nearby fresh water source where this fish can be caught. 

Carbonara : This was somehow a let down for me. There is a heavy cream content to the taste which didn't bring out the actual taste of Carbonara. It didn't have that good balance with the amazingly cured home-mad bacon on top. It simply turned out that the bacon was overpowering the actual dish. 

Focaccia : This is one of my favorite types of bread. I ordered it right away when I saw it on the menu. The texture of the bread was outstanding. Too bad, the Baguio wind immediately cooled my freshly baked bread .

Pan Au Chocolat : Now, welcome the best treat of the night! The Pan Au Chocolat is to die for! If only I have more gastronomical terms to describe the impeccable taste of the chocolate-filled bread.. This is a must try for everyone who included Cafe by the Ruins in their itinerary. 

For more inquiries:

25 Chuntug St, Rizal Park, Baguio

(074) 442 4010

Exploring Baguio: Mario's Restaurant

Mario's Restaurant offers fine dining experience. It is located along Upper Session Rd.
Dinner Rolls
Ripe Mango Shake. Nothing special with this.
Gambas Al Ajillo. This dish is basically sauteed shrimp with garlic. The garlic is tasty but the entire dish oily. It appealed to my taste during the first bites.
Spaghetti Puttanesca. Generous amount of fresh tomatoes topping the pasta. 
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya. Huge serving. Perfect proportion of rice and toppings. It was too spicy for me, so I had to take off some cuts of pepper.

Toffee Sansrival. One of the best tasting cake ever. Must try!

Exploring Baguio: Steaks and Toppings

Going to Steaks and Toppings was completely out of the plan. We were walking along Session Road the afternoon we arrived in Baguio when we saw this restaurant, while driven with intense hunger from the 8-hour trip, we checked this out. It is located in Session Road, 2600 Baguio City, and it is a fast food chain that offer surprisingly low prices for steaks.

Milkshake : It disappointed me to find out that the milk used is probably just some powdered milk. Must be Nido or Bear Brand.

Porterhouse Steak : This looks like a hearty meal. However, I'm not sure how Marvin took the Steak and pancit combination. Haha!

Combo Meal of Pork Tenders and Pork Loins : The loins actually tastes great because it has a subtle sweetness to it (or was I just too hungry then),  while the tenders have the contrasting salt and pepper texture.

Exploring Baguio: Chalet Baguio Hotel

Planning is a crucial step to an amazing vacation. We have been choosing hotels to stay in since early November of 2012 just so we'd be secured with a place to stay in Baguio. We have chosen Chalet Baguio for reasons like the availability of rooms, the very affordable rates inspite of the peak season, and the vicinity of tourist spots we would love to visit. 

Chalet Baguio is located in Upper Military Cutoff Road, Baguio City Proper, Baguio. This is located near the Victory Liner Terminal and SM Baguio is walk-able from this hotel. However, this is a fairly new place that's why it is important that whenever you ride a taxi to be sure that you have an alternative pronounciation of Chalet as "tsa-let".

The lobby is quite quite small but looks very sophisticated and elegant for a hotel located in a province.

We were both amazed by the beautiful backdrop for the bed. This headboard looks most beautiful at night.

There wasn't much use for the TV when you are in a vacation, though it can serve well whenever you want to pass time.

You can easily ask the front desk for room service especially if you're staying there for more than a day. They would gladly clean and tidy up your room. They would also replace every used toiletries and towels you used the first day.

Dulcinea serves the complementary breakfast where you can choose from options like a Continental meal, several American meal combinations, and some Filipino favorites.

Continental Meal

These papaya slices taste good primarily because of the good climate it has grown in.

Filipino Meal- Egg and Tocino

Filipino Meal - Egg and Hotdogs

This was a let down though. I expected a good slice of Sansrival since this is a coffee and pastries shop, but to my dismay, it tasted less than I expected.

Overall, this is a good place to stay in if ever you're visiting Baguio. The hotel has an amazing staff who are accommodating even in the wee hours. The ambiance is just perfect after a long day going around Baguio and its tourist places. Lastly, reserving rooms are easy. We would recommend everyone to try this place out whenever you're in Baguio. (Oh! And don't forget to ask for a good view from your room.)

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