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Pancake House: House of Hotcakes and A Smorgasbord of Other Yummy Stuff

If there’s one word I would use to describe what restaurants have to be these days, the word I’d pick would be “diverse”.  As per Wikipedia, diversification is a marketing strategy that allows for a business to increase sales volume. This would either be through new products and/or expanding to new markets.

Inasmuch as the biggest goal that the best food establishments should have would be to make other people happy through their offering of delicious dishes, they have to bring the bacon home to their families, too.  Having something for everyone in their target market is a great way to accomplish these (what should be the) top (two) objectives.

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) wall

The orange wall/perfect photo backdrop at Pancake House CJH Ayala Technohub. (Maam) April T., when will we get our photo taken here? Shout out to you and your lil’ fashionista. *giggles

Let’s be honest, we’re living in a third world country (and there’s nothing bad about being that.  Someone – Grandma Moses/Eleanor Roosevelt/ even Marilyn Monroe is joining the fray =b – did say, life is what we make it. *hihi ), so while we’re doing what we can to survive in this world, Baguio food scene entrepreneurs are also doing what they can to succeed in the industry.  (It might be a little too much to ask them to stick to one cuisine unless they’ve already got a brand that’s uber established.  Or if they do it like Amare; complimenti, Amare!  Come to think of it, I’ve never really seen Cantinetta packed and that isn’t only due to the price of the dishes they have.)

One of the restaurants in Baguio that has a smorgasbord of dishes for the residents of this city and its visitors is Pancake House.  Yes, pancakes are a given here but they’ll surprise you with what else there is on their menu.

dining at Pancake House (Petron)

Dining at Pancake House (Petron Gas Station, their first branch in the City of Pines). Whoa! Five years ago! Tempus fugit. Shout out to Paul! Shrimp-mango salad, one of P3’s favorites. As for the shakes, they were still in short glasses in 2008. See how they’ve grown taller in 2013.

dining at Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) crispy bacon and asparagus and mushroom tagliatelle and grilled maple chicken on fruity salad

Dining at (the then newly opened) Pancake House CJH branch. We had crispy bacon and asparagus and mushroom tagliatelle, and grilled maple chicken on fruity salad. For drinks, kiwi shake and soda =)

Now for the most recent dining experience at the house of pancakes and more …

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) grape apple shake and rootbeer float

Rootbeer float and grape-apple shake for refreshments.  (The kiwi shake looks the same, just switch out the colors to green. *hee)

Pancake House menu

There’s more to Pancake House than the pancakes. \m/ *click photo to enlarge

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) dining area

The view from our dining booth. =D

We start off our meal with warm bacon potato salad (“,)

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) warm bacon potato salad

Don’t let the smell of the salad dressing put you off.  It does smell like bagoong/fish paste but the salad is delish!  I could have only this and I’d be pleased as punch. (“,)

Hello again, crispy bacon on asparagus and mushroom tagliatelle.

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) crispy bacon on asparagus and mushroom tagliatelle

Note that this dish’s name is literal. There IS only ONE crispy strip of bacon on the pasta.  A good plate of pasta, nonetheless.  Ahh, creamy juicy pieces of shiitake mushroom. *contented sigh

One of the Brown Rice Dishes at Pancake House: Spicy chicken fillet with brown rice pilaf ^^,

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) spicy chicken fillet with brown rice pilaf

Would you believe this is MY order? ^^, It’s rare that Race goes for the pasta. In the background, small bottles of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.  For P195, you could be washing your main course with this. I’m happy with the texture of the rice that’s making me reminiscent of biryarni rice for the spiciness. The chicken comes with a garlic dip (They seem to have forgotten my lemon wedge. Anyhoo.), if it’s too bland for you. Me, I was good with the chicken and the rice. *nomnomnom

Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub) additional menus

And still Pancake House has more to offer. Key lime pancakes? Yes, way! As well as packed Pancake House favorites like beef tapa, spaghetti sauce, country sausage, etc. Now, that’s diversification!

X marks Pancake House for good food in Baguio.  Want pancakes? Even red velvet style ones? Not just … but also salads, pasta, brown rice dishes, hearty main courses, snacks; there’s something for everyone in this house! 

Race and Xine at Pancake House (CJH Ayala Technohub)

Having a satiating dinner at Pancake House.

Food (07/29/2013 visit): 4 treasure chests

Service (07/29/013 visit): 5 treasure chests Our attendant fawned over us throughout our meal. I was so touched too that they put my leftovers (I didn’t finish my brown rice meal. Got so full from the potato salad *burp) in a proper container. Yes, it was just a common microwavable container but it made me feel so taken care of.

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests for the Petron station small-ish branch; 4 treasure chests CJH Technohub

Price: 3 treasure chests

Pancake House

Petron Gas Station

BGH Rotonda, Kisad Road

Baguio City, Philippines

446 1285

Ayala Technohub

Camp John Hay

Baguio City, Philippines

661 1022

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10 responses to “Pancake House: House of Hotcakes and A Smorgasbord of Other Yummy Stuff”

  1. Cynths says :

    Thanks for sharing! I definitely have to go there.

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