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Beggang, A Firestarter for A Foodie’s Appetite

Beggang.  What an appropriate name for a Baguio food establishment that has fired up Beth’s appetite and mine!  If you ask them, however, they might reply to you with Billy Joel’s song going ‘we didn’t start the fire, it was always burning…’ *hihi

Beggang Resto Grill facade

They didn’t start the fire… \m/

It was Karla who pointed this restaurant out to me.  She told me that they had many delicious dishes to offer; kare-kare, garlic tuna, caldereta, binagoongan, everything!  I remember this place well as the only piece of shade to run for when the rain started to pour when my elementary/high school friends and I were out skating.  (Well, there’s the gazebo in the middle of the skating rink before too, but it made more sense to run for the counter just in case the rain didn’t let up so we could return our skates in time. =b) Shout out to Jaey, Sigrid, Mary Jane, Darwin and all my skating buddies!  (“,) Eeiii, I remember skating in a line with you guys, so exciting!  \m/  It piqued my interest that one could get good food from this exact place today.

Beggang Resto Grill menu, scene, cakes and little bottles of seasoning

Beggang Resto Grill menu, scene, cakes cooling in the ref and little bottles of ‘dip’/sauce (focusing on the vinegar *hee) in the middle of the table. ^^,
UPDATE 01/06/2014: New Beggang menu here.

While my first plan to eat at Beggang was foiled by drinking too much tea =)), I didn’t have to wait long to pay this restaurant an actual visit.  Beth was my partner in crime (committing arson? =b) the next day.  As we walked into the restogrill, I was amazed at the space the establishment had.  (It didn’t look that immense before with shelves of roller skates and inline skates against every wall.)  Beth and I decided to go with Karla’s first recommendation, kare-kare.  Before the attendant came to take our order, however, I noticed ensaladang pipino.  (I could smell the vinegar it was going to be dressed with already…you know it, Beth could, too.  =D)  For drinks, we got more vinegar… err, fruit shakes.  *harhar

Beggang Resto Grill with our fruit (mango, strawberry) shakes

With our fruit (mango, strawberry) shakes =)

While waiting for our orders, our attendant directed our attention to the refrigerator full of desserts cooling inside.  We decided to play it safe, putting the cakes off until we ate the main course.  Meanwhile, we also had our eye on the little bottle of vinegar in the middle of our table.  ^^,  The cucumber salad came and Beggang started setting our appetites on fire.  For a simple dish put together, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Beggang Resto ensaladang pipino

Ensaladang pipino…come to us zingy vinegar! =D

A few minutes later, a bowl of kare-kare was brought to our table.  As big as the bowl already was, the kare-kare sauce still spilled over the brim because it was such a huge helping.  There were lots of veggies in it.  (Lots of banana heart strips I like so much, oh yeah!)  The meat was tender and flavorful.  Eating kare-kare without the shrimp paste, it was tasty sweet.  Together, weee!  (“,)

Beggang Resto Grill kare-kare

Overflowing kare-kare and (the ‘smoothest’) shrimp paste (I’ve ever had) (“,)

And so we had a nice and filling Beggang dinner.  X marks Beggang Resto Grill for good food in Baguio.  They’ve lit my appetite on fire (even further, whoa!).  The fire’s spread and I have no intention of putting it out.

Dining at Beggang Resto Grill

P2…missing 1 at Beggang Resto Grill =))

Food:  4 treasure chests And we’re coming back for the garlic tuna, caldereta, binagoongan, everything!  (The cakes, too. We began water retaining after the vinegar from the ensalada.)  Karla, get ready. *hihi

Service: 4 treasure chests Attentive staff, way to go, guys! Thanks for packing our leftover kare-kare with more shrimp paste, too! (“,)

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests  I’m still amazed at the serving proportion of the food (and the shrimp paste – we usually had to use this sparingly to ensure every spoonful of karekare had some.  At Beggang, no need, yey!).  We had so much left over, my furry companions and I had kare-kare for lunch the next day.

Beggang Resto Grill

Skating Rink, Burnham Park

Baguio City, Philippines

facebook.com/beggang.restogrill

***Beggang – embers

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18 responses to “Beggang, A Firestarter for A Foodie’s Appetite”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hiyee there, lesleycarter! Thank you so much! Want some peanut stew, too? They serve it good and huge here. Have a great day! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    sis! I miss skating na! But more than that, ginutom ako sa blog mo. Yummy! Definitely will try it, humahaba na ang listahan ko,thanks to you! mwah!

    • xinesdomain says :

      Helloooo, there! I know, miss ko na rin skating days…ang tanong kakayanin pa ba natin? =b Thank you very much, again! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, covered na pagakyat nyo – you know where to go na. Have a wonderful week! (“,)

  3. Sigrid says :

    Wow! Thank you Xine and I gotta say your blog is great! I hope to go and visit those restaurants when we go back home to Baguio.

  4. D says :

    Hello! Naks naman sa blog.. Hehe! Buti ka pa u have time for that Hehe! I’m happy naman at u remembered our happy days together, nakakamiss moments natin together! Kung pwede lang natin ibalik ulit. Pag uwi ko, kaw unang hahanapin ko ha para kumain sa labas!

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyee, D! Thank you, thank you! This blog occupies my free time, anong sabi nila about idle minds *hee. Mega reminisce about our skating days no? See you soon! Happy weekend! (“,)

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