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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.

P3 at Everything Nice (CJH Mile Hi Center)

P3 at Everything Nice (CJH Mile Hi Center) 2006

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.

P3+1 at Veniz Grill

P3+1 at Veniz Grill 2012

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.

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15 responses to “How the Binge Began…”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, lesleycarter! Thank you so much for clicking Like for my first blog post ever. (“,) Have a nice weekend! By the way, you have a great blog going on with Bucket List Publications. Two thumbs up!

  2. Candy says :

    Happy new year, Xine! More food adventuers and more exciting resto reviews! 🙂

    • XiNE says :

      Aww, thanks for dropping by for the greeting, Candy! Let us clink our forks and spoons to that! A blessed and wonderful 2016 to you and your family as well! (“,)

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