I woke up the following morning freezing to death. My toe socks and fleece blanket were of no help to beat the biting cold breeze of Baguio. So I went out to go on a steep short walk to release some heat… to perspire 🙂 …. and these beautiful skies greeted me that one fine morning.
For some reason, these clouds and view reminded me of those ‘dream’ house & lots for sale in brochures. And so I tried to re-create it. 🙂
We headed off to Cafe by the Ruins to have lunch and have a taste of the famous Rizal’s Tsokolate-e.
They say it’s much cozier at night but I prefer to see it first in daylight so at least I could see what I am eating.
However, I was too hungry and forgot to take a decent photo of what we ate.
bread + Baguio Bagnet with Padas Bagoong
The bagnet was not as yummy as I thought it would be. The brown rice doesn’t appear to brown but more of purple. Though I liked the Padas Bagoong, I liked it so much until my lips turned a little swollen and itchy. 🙂
Other than bagnet we had the following:
- Sinigang na Malaga with Shrimps > simply put “Sinigang na Hipon”
- Pinikpikan > which appears to be native chicken
- Rizal Tsokolate-e > not as thick and rich as I’ve expected but fair enough
All in all, it wasn’t really a bad experience. It wasn’t since I get to eat without shelling out a single centavo. 🙂 But I’m looking forward to have one of those colorful salads and rich champorado…. and probably nail their best main course. Suggestions, anyone?
Our day in Baguio ended with satisfied stomachs and we could all definitely sleep on our way to Manila but still with a short side-trip to Our Lady of Manaoag Church in Pangasinan.
Excited, I can’t wait to get there. Not that I’m a devotee nor religious, I was just really looking forward to tupig.
And my senses didn’t fail me, I can smell burnt banana leaves everywhere with an assortment of Pangasinan native delicacies, fruits and of course religious articles.
And that concludes my overnight trip to Baguio-Pangasinan… and of the life of this little bird on our way to SCTEX. 😦
As I write this article, I am planning to go back to Baguio to get hold of those famous raisin bread of Baguio Country Club while I enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Yum!