How the Binge Began…
It started with three people who got together in 2006 who found that they had the same passion for good food. While one had the skills for baking delectable treats under her belt and the other two just wanted to go out and explore what the world has to offer in terms of scrumptious eats, it was still a match made in heaven. P3, as we liked to refer to ourselves sometimes, was born.
From eating lunch at eateries near our workplace, we expanded our horizons by visiting other establishments in Baguio. This oftentimes was done after work hours and we’d find ourselves sitting in one fantastic place for hours till 9ish just enjoying the food, the company and the conversation.
You might be wondering now what a fantastic place to eat is for us. Here are our criteria. One, we took note of spots that had delicious food to offer. Two, we looked for establishments with a great ambiance and three, restaurants that gave good service. The price of the stuff on the menu wasn’t too much of an issue.
We saw eating out in fancy places as a way to treat ourselves. We work hard; we deserve some pampering every now and then, even if it’s just with a slice of ooey gooey chocolate cake. It’s our way of living life in excess…in a good way. (“,)
I always believed that if it’s something good, it’s worth paying for. Also, we planned our food trips so that we wouldn’t be stuck washing the dishes when the bill came. If we were ever low on funds, we’d just go back to the restaurants that are tried and true, price-wise.
Sitting on the swivel chairs of eateries by the street (like the old Mommy’s eatery on Otek Street), we used to wonder to ourselves while eating our meal in front of the huge menu, what the hell sinanglao was. We tried it, we loved it and we never looked back. The binge had begun.
Through the six years, though we moved to other jobs and our group’s ‘resident baker’ (ngyaha) left for Manila, we tried to stay in touch to continue our quest. I added a new member to our group of Baguio food explorers – my better half. If I wasn’t with P3, I was with him riding around at the back of his motorcycle, scouting for new establishments and new places to eat.
I took the quest of trying all the restaurants in Baguio upon myself. I made a list of places I saw, I heard of and read about and I’ve come a long way. (One establishment left till I’m done. Weeee! That is if no other new restaurants open for business.)
So this is how the binge began, how my quest for good food in Baguio started. I’m Xine. Let me guide you to the places in Baguio where you can satisfy your cravings of good food.
Tags: #1, adventure, affordable, ambiance, backstreet, Baguio, baguio best restaurants, Baguio City, Baguio City eatsploration, baguio eat, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio where to eat, bake, best, best kept secret, best restaurants in baguio, better, binge, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, budget, budget friendly, business, businesses, Camp John Hay Mile Hi Center, carinderia, carinderia Baguio, center, chest, chests, city, city center, City of Pines, comfort, comfort food, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, cook, cost, costs, craving, cravings, customer, customers, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, eat, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, establishment, establishments, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, fancy, fantastic, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, flavorful, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, funds, gastronomic, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, great, great time, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, hidden, hole in the wall, hotel, hunt, life, life in excess, list, location, lunch, mark, marks, memories, memory, menu, Mile Hi Center, Mile Hi Center Baguio, no.1, no1, open for business, origins, outskirts, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, passion, passion for food, photoblog Baguio, photos, pines, place, places, places to eat, price, quest, quests, rating, ratings, restaurant, restaurants, scrumptious, search, searching, secret, service, simple, snack, snacks, spot, staple, taste, tasty, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, x, X marks the spot, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (64)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (78)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (68)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (74)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (25)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (16)
- New in Town (128)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (18)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (49)
- Uncategorized (24)
- Updates & Supplements (82)
- ~*Intermission*~ (45)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)