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Health 100: A Lesson in Healthy Eating

My, my, was this a busy (and accomplished) Sunday! (“,)

With the motorcycle out of commission, Race and I got to ‘explore’ the city in our walk where at the same time; I also did recon on some food establishments.  Starting the walk on Upper Session Road, we looked into the exact location of Under the Tree Book Café.  It’s right above Andok’s and you can get to it from the staircase behind the building (by Baden Powell Hotel parking lot).  I was so excited to get a taste of their ‘rising-to-fame’ cream puff, but I guess the book café takes breaks on Sundays.  Anyhoo, I got to kill two birds with one stone when I confirmed that Bam Benny IS still open and they ARE back in their old location, Baden Powell Hotel.  So it’s game on for everyone who likes pizza and pasta.

X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods Recon 2013

Result of today’s recon. (“,)

On the same stretch of sidewalk (going down to Session Road, right in front of what used to be Jollibee Governor Pack. OMG, when did they close that store? Ohh, JB memories. *reminiscent sigh), we stopped at Café de Marie’s booth.  It’s a frappe café brewing by the road (that’s their catch phrase *hihi) where we got a tall glass of creamy strawberry lemon.  Just what we needed to beat the thirst (still bummed that we came upon the book café closed) and the heat (*sad sigh over the drastic climate change in Baguio…and it’s January, for goodness’ sake.=S)  Armed with our pretty cotton-candy fondant tasting refreshment, we walked down Session.  (Yum, that faint hint of the lemon in the strawberry. ^^,)

Cafe de Marie's creamy strawberry lemon

Creamy strawberry lemon…it’s like liquefied cake. Mmm, fondant-y =D

Going up Mabini Street, it’s only then that I noticed that the ‘Greenhouse’ eatery actually has a name.  The sign above their door read “Kislap Value Food Store”.  I think I’ll stick to calling you guys, the ‘Greenhouse’, aight. =b

The Health Lessons Begin

It was a fantastic workout we had walking from Governor Pack Road to Magsaysay Avenue (even in the stinging heat *shyeew \m/) and you can bet that we worked ourselves up an appetite arriving at Health 100.  I was so relieved to see them open.  =D (We did visit them another time before but they were closed.)

Health 100 facade

Health 100 facade…with notices to take heed of =)

I reveled at the spread of healthy foodstuff they had to offer.  They had a variety of viands that one can order as a budget meal and they also had a lot of dishes a la carte.  (They also sell veggie meat, gluten free stuff and other healthy products. So you can also prepare healthy meals at home.  Aha, Health 100 is sooo a haven for vegetarians. \m/)

Health 100 menu, scene and viands

The scene, the menu, some of the day’s offerings and the seasonings (we all love so much. *hihi)

We chose the gado-gado salad and penne Bolognese from the menu and also got ginataang kalabasa and a stir fried tofu and eggplant viand.  The latter dishes came with a cup of brown rice as the budget meal.

Health 100 budget meal

The budget meal. I loved the stir fried tofu and eggplant. I wonder what made it look reddish? The ginataang kalabasa was good, too. ^^, That gets Race’s vote.

A few minutes later, our salad and pasta was brought out of the kitchen.

Health 100 penne bolognese

Penne bolognese.

The penne bolognese would have been rightly called pepper bolognese.  It had a ton of pepper on it – bell pepper and (almost) whole pepper corns, which I don’t care much for. =b I liked the way the basil got cooked into the (UFC ketchup-ish) sauce though.  (Cue Jamie Oliver talking about spinach cooking down in his 15 Minute Meals episode 3, season 1. “It’s literally just going ‘oohhhh’ as we talk.” =)

Health 100 soup

The soup that came with the budget meal. \m/

The last bowl of soup:  Cream of corn with bits and pieces of greens.  A bit runny but yummy.

Health 100 gado gado salad

The gado-gado salad. Another beautiful plate of greens! Don’t you just love (the look of) greens? *contented sigh. (“,)

According to the menu, the salad is a mix of potatoes, French beans, spouts with spicy peanut dressing.  I don’t think that shot glass on the plate with the salad was spicy peanut dressing. It was some sort of vinaigrette.  No matter, it was a good mix with the vegetables and with a few drops of soy sauce/chili oil/calamansi juice mix, it was a salad on steroids. *nomnomonom =D  I zoned in on this plate and didn’t say a word until it was finished.  (Eating my veggies with gusto. My grandma would be proud!)

At about this time, the store suddenly was filled with people.  (Churchgoers done with the service, I presume.) It was as good a time as any to pack up and leave (to give the other patrons a place to sit, too).  With every healthy dish we had for lunch at Health 100 Restoreant, Race and I were powered up …so much so, we got to walk the dogs.  (What? More walking? Yes! ^^, A first for everyone – an afternoon walk.)

Health 100 powered to walk the dogs

Doggie afternoon in the park. (“,)

X marks Health 100 for good (delicious and healthy) food in Baguio.  It’s a lesson in healthy eating (Race and) I learned well. 

Food: 4 treasure chests ***MSG free food! (food offerings are free of monosodium glutamate – as per menu/restaurant staff member.  Please ALWAYS CONFIRM with your attendant/server/waiter to be on the safe side. ^^,)

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests

Health 100 Restoreant

350 Magsaysay Avenue cor. Private Road

(beside the Zio’s Pizzeria Magsaysay building)

Baguio City, Philippines

424-2458

facebook.com/pages/Health-100-Restoreant/272451699437708?fref=ts

Health 100 location

Location of Health 100, click to enlarge photo

***Thank you so much for telling me about this restaurant, Sir Rico a.k.a. Señor Blues!  The name you gave it (Health 101) is catchier, though. *hihi (It went better with my title, too and then the photo of the facade with the sign sank in.) (“,)

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