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.
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. ^^,)
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.)
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/)
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.
A few minutes later, our salad and pasta was brought out of the kitchen.
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.” =)
The last bowl of soup: Cream of corn with bits and pieces of greens. A bit runny but yummy.
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.)
X marks Health 100 for good (delicious and healthy) food in Baguio. It’s a lesson in healthy eating (Race and) I learned well.
Health 100 Restoreant
350 Magsaysay Avenue cor. Private Road
(beside the Zio’s Pizzeria Magsaysay building)
Baguio City, Philippines
***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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