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Tam-awan: Feed the Body, Feed the Soul

Baguio is a city that’s big on art.  For the number of people that live here who are blessed with a talent for the creative, there are also a handful of establishments that exhibit their inspired works, not only museum-like displays or galleries (that you surely have got in your mind now) but also, establishments that bring beautiful artwork and delicious food together.  Tam-awan is such a place.  When you visit this so called garden in the sky, you’ll be able to feed your body just as you could, your soul.

Tam-awan Village 2012

Welcome to Tam-awan Village! (“,)

Feed your soul with the magnificent creations that the Baguio artists have made.  (If a certain piece of art strikes you, you might even want to buy it.  Give our artist’s a hand. \m/)

Tam-awan Cafe 2011

Tam-awan Cafe perimeter =D

As for getting some sustenance while you’re in Tam-awan, feeding your body is not as hard as it seems (though there aren’t that many restaurants in the Pinsao/Long Long area – yet).  There are a variety of dishes served at the Tam-awan Café.

Tam-awan Cafe 2011

outside Tam-awan Cafe

Tam-awan Cafe 2012

outside Tam-awan Cafe … the other side =b  Picture-taking inside the cafe isn’t allowed – they’ve got artwork for sale there.  If you want one, you’ve got to buy it so you can take the beauty home with you. *hihi

In our most recent visit to the garden in the sky, (checking out the new artsy stuff the artists came up with.  Yeah!) Race and I decided to take our brunch at Tam-awan Café.  I wanted to try the dynamite appetizers, the pasta pomodoro, and the dayap iced tea.  It being the off season, it really wasn’t good timing.  There weren’t that many selections of dishes available.  Awww. =(

Anyway, it wasn’t the end of the world.  (There’s always next time, when we come back again to see the new art.)  We got what was available: the beef steak, the smoked meat and cans of soda.

The smoked meat was divine.  They even served it with a chili vinegar dip. \m/

Tam-awan Cafe smoked meat

Tam-awan Cafe smoked meat

The beef steak was good, too.  It doesn’t compare, however, to the best kind of beef steak I’ve had.  (Tita Bec’s, my best friend’s mom’s beef steak.  Her version was soupy and zingy… as Myrtle would say, ‘dagat’/sea.  Shout out to Myrtle and Tita Bec!)  (You guys already know how I like my salty stuff. As Katherine in Under the Tuscan Sun said: “Gratitude to the saints for saving us from droughts, mad dogs, and glandular disorders.” – or in my case, I’m thankful for not having kidney problems.  *hee)

Tam-awan Cafe beef steak

Tam-awan Cafe beef steak

We then said goodbye to our feline dining companion.  (It was okay that the Tam-awan cat was sitting with us. ^^, I’m always willing to share my food with the animals…after all, we’re supposed to be their stewards.) On, we went with sightseeing in Tam-awan.

Tam-awan Village 2012

(some) sights at Tam-awan Village =)

Feed your soul; feed your body at Tam-awan.  X marks Tam-awan Café for good food in Baguio.  (Take note, you have to time your visit right.  Peak season, guys, peak season! =D  Else, you’d have to settle for whatever’s available =b).

Food: 3 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

While you’re in the area, you might even want to make some room in your tummy for the soya coffee served at another artist haven; just across the street, at Arko ni Apo – Kape Diperensya…that is, if you’re lucky to come upon it open, too. *harhar

Kape Diperensya scene

Arko ni Apo facade, view from the top and welded sculptures (one found a new home, i think, in Bencab Museum)

Tam-awan Café

366-C Pinsao Proper

Baguio City, Philippines

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8 responses to “Tam-awan: Feed the Body, Feed the Soul”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, lesleycarter! So grateful for the support! Thank you! Have a nice day! (“,)

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