How the Cookie Crumbles…
While some restaurants make the cut and have lived to serve Baguio residents and visitors, there are others that don’t. This is a list of the eating places in Baguio that have closed, are as good as closed and places that I’ve seen on lists of places to eat in the city but have a questionable existence.
- Jade Restaurant
- Pizza Riccio – replaced with another eatery (will come in for a closer look soon *hihi)
- Bam Benny – maybe they relocated somewhere, I would still have to find that out. They used to serve deep dish pizza here. Aw, and I didn’t even get to relish in their offer for Eat All You can Pizza and Pasta =( Bam Benny, come back!!! UPDATE 01/06/2013: It has been confirmed, Bam Benny is back! UPDATE 01/2014: They’re gone again. *sniff
- Kenny Roger’s Roasters
- Muang Thai Restaurant – this resto was maybe too early for its time. These days, there are a number of Thai restaurants and places that offer Thai cuisine and they’re thriving.
- The Flying Gecko – wah, I miss their tomato-ey spaghetti (Secondo: The spaghetti comes wiz-out meatballs. Customer: There are no meatballs with the spaghetti? Secondo: No, sometimes spaghetti likes to be alone.) *snickers =)) – replaced with Point and Grill
- Holz Hauz
- Honey in the Rock – Chinabank now
- Paliz’Zata – we still miss you. =( – replaced by Hebrews Bookstore and Cafe
- Gobi (eat all you can Mongolian) – we miss you, too.
- Tomay Farms (think Eve’s Garden style)
As good as closed:
- Concorde Hotel Restaurants – way past its glory days? Will they be able to get out of the shadows of the past? Only time will tell.
- Denise Café
- Kingswood Court
- Hanasusi Japanese Bar Shabushabu
- Kape Diperensya – I never ever saw this place open. And I so wanted to try their soya coffee. *sniff sniff
I found these restaurants from a list online about where to eat in Baguio but I haven’t really seen them. Hhhhmmm, do they really exist?
- Atenara House Restaurant – yooo-hoo, where are you, Atenara?
- Outback Steakhouse– this is not in Baguio City. (Cue the real Joe Black’s look when Death finally gave him his body – and his life back. Universal’s Meet Joe Black 1998)
Theme song for these restaurants: Yes! We Have No Bananas. (You should see Audrey Hepburn singing this song in the movie Sabrina, oh so cute. (“,))
excerpt of the lyrics:
“Yes! We have no bananas.
We have no bananas today!
We’ve string beans and onions, cabbages and scallions
And all kinds of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned tomato
A Long Island potato…”
…and apparently, no string beans or onions, cabbages or scallions, or pizza or soya coffee or pad Thai or watercress salad…
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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.)
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