Look No Further than Backyard Baguio
Blog anniv celebration with the Baguio food questers ‘core group’! Yey! (“,)
We were torn between food tripping at Everything Nice CJH Technohub (a name we know well, in their newest branch so we can relive how the binge began) and checking off an entirely new (reinvented) Baguio restaurant, Backyard Baguio. It was a tough decision with the day being rain free and all, but we decided we were curious enough to see how the old Brod Pitt has changed.
Still serving the best of Philippine cuisine (and a few scrumptious selections originating from other places), P3 was relieved to see that Brod Pitt as the Backyard has become a more family friendly dining place. (Considering the hour we got there, we were thinking the place was going to be packed with drinkers, though that could still be the scenario on a weekend. *hihi) The outside is the perfect spot for smokers, but in or out, pretty nice digs that encourages its patrons to hang out.
Notice the simple menu printed on three pieces of bond paper on a clipboard. This got me thinking that additions and changes can easily be made to the offering at this resto. (They’ve also got some homemade jams like strawberry banana, calamansi brandy – I know right?, mango guyabano; sausages, salad dressings and other munchies for sale near the entrance.) So far, I was liking the new design with everything in the establishment. I could see myself coming back just to chill and if there are changes in the menu then, you can be sure, I’ll give you a heads up about it, my foodie friends.
Karla going with the trend of having a bit of the sniffles, got herself a cup of hot tea. You know what that looks like, nothing special, so I didn’t take a photo of it anymore. *hee The cold version of the beverage, iced tea frappe, on the other hand amused me. In an antique-collectible-looking mason jar, our attendant gave each one a good shake before putting it on the table. My first sip of the tea was great, it’s one of the more delicious teas I’ve had. With the barrage of scrumptious eats that we had after that, however, the flavor suddenly died down. (But it did make us thirsty again – you know those kinds of drinks, that Beth and I had to get glasses of water at the end of the meal.)
Everything chewable that we ordered came out from the kitchen one after the other. Oh my, did our table get crowded! =b
First up, the salad. Like an interesting twist to kani, I got the distinct flavor of sesame in the dressing. Leaving some out to give the other dishes a taste (everything was on the table now), the dressing took on the greenish tinge of the watercress … crunchy and cooling, that’s something Beth, Karla and I would surely come back for.
This plate wasn’t sizzling when it got to us. It was okay though because the cheese baked with the mussels was still soft and creamy. I’m not a seafood monger as you all know but I liked this. I scooped out the tiny morsels and laid them on my plate of rice. Appetizer, you say? It worked well as a viand, too. =D
There’s more appetizer to go around in this party. This time it’s rich squash soup with a dollop of ground longganisa. Savory, this little bowl was with the comforting sweetness of the pureed squash and the salty greasy bits of longganisa.
With the serving dishes of starters cleared away, we focused our attention on our main courses.
The callos came in somewhat a small bowl but everyone got a few spoons of it on their rice. The sauce was a tad runny but it was good enough. Yum, garbazo; yum, slices of chorizo; yum, jelly like pieces of meat. (I didn’t notice any tripe/tuwalya in the mix, must’ve been cooked unrecognizable. =) )
The pasta waited till we ate every grain of rice off our plates. I believe angel hair is my favorite kind of pasta now. It’s so delicately pretty. ^^, It also allowed for getting the saltilicious flavors of the capers and the dried fish, and the sour juiciness of the tomatoes in the sauce in every mouthful.
Beth is an apple pie lover. Sadly, that other dessert wasn’t avaialble in our P3 reunion of a celebration so we went with the dainty turon. It was truly turon tasting with less of the sticky sugary glaze.
So ends the blog anniversary celebration with my foodie posse, Beth and Karla.
When Race came to pick me up, he didn’t eat yet so we all got a look and a whiff of the Backyard’s binagoongan pork belly. It smelled so good, Beth and Karla wanted so much to stay. *giggles I got a taste. =)) Race said, he now has a replacement for his Sinamak fave, the binagoongang ribs. (We miss you, Sinamak.)
As Race and I were walking out of the yard, I noticed a ‘saying’ posted in the dining area, “Where the food is great and the company even better.” It got me thinking about the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy who said: “… if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard …”
For good food you can enjoy with great company, look no further than Backyard Baguio. (In other words, X marks Backyard Baguio for good food in Baguio.)
92 Upper General Luna Road
Baguio City, Philippines
Tags: #1, adventure, ambiance, ampalaya polvoron, amusing beverage, angel hair pasta, antique mason jar, appetizer baguio, appetizer viand, apple pie a la mode Baguio, back yard Baguio, back yard restaurant Baguio, backyard, backyard Baguio, Backyard Baguio menu, backyard Baguio restaurant, Backyard General Luna Road, Backyard Restaurant, Backyard Restaurant General Luna corner Leonard Wood Road Baguio, Backyard Restaurant old Brod Pitt Baguio, Backyard resto Baguio, Baguio, Baguio Backyard Restaurant, Baguio Backyard resto, baguio best restaurants, Baguio City, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food quester core group, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, Baguio hangout, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio where to eat, bake, baked mussels, ball's mason jar, banana fritters, barrage of scrumptious eats, best, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binagoongan baguio, binagoongan pork belly, binge, blog, blog anniversary celebration with P3, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, Brod Pitt Baguio, business, businesses, buy mason jar Baguio, calamansi brandy jam, capers dried fish tomatoes, center, changes to menu, cheesy morsel, chest, chests, chewable, chillin and bingin, chorizo garbanzo trip, city, City of Pines, classic callos, come back, comfort, comfort food, comforting soup, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, cook, core group, cost, costs, cozy dining, cozy dining baguio, cozy place, Cozy place in baguio, cozy place to eat in baguio, cozy restaurant baguio, craving, cravings, crowded table, crunchy salad Baguio, curious, customer, customers, dainty turon baguio, delectable, delicate pasta, delicious, delicious mouthful, delicious teas, delight, delights, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, dorothy gale, drinkers on a weekend, drinks that make you thirsty, eat, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, encourages patrons to hang out, establishment, establishments, everything nice CJH Technohub, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, family friendly dining place, fancy, fantastic, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, flavorful, flavorful pasta, flowers in the backyard, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food tripping, food trips, foodie, foodie posse, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, framed quote, funds, garapon mug Baguio, garapon mug Baguio where to buy, gastronomic, General Luna Road Baguio, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, great, great time, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, hangout baguio, heads up, hint of sesame, homemade jams Baguio, hot tea, hotel, hunt, iced tea frappe, Japanese sesame dressing, Japanese watercress salad, kalabasa't longganisa soup, Karla, life, list, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, look no further, look no further than your own backyard, lunch, malungay polvoron, mango guyabano jam, mark, marks, mason jar, memories, memory, menu, name we know well, new binagoongan fave, new restaurant Baguio Backyard, newest branch, no.1, no1, old has changed, P3, P3 food trip, P3 hangout baguio, P3 reunion, pampering, passion, passion for food, perfect hang out, Philippine cuisine Baguio, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, pines, place, places, places to eat, polvoron, pretty nice digs, price, putanesca dried fish, putanesca with tuyo Baguio, quest, quests, Race, rain free day, rating, ratings, reinvented Brod Pitt Baguio, replacement dish, restaurant, restaurants, runny soup, sausages Baguio, savory soup, scrumptious, scrumptious eats, search, searching, service, shrimp paste, simple, sizzling tahong Baguio, smokers area, snack, snacks, sniffles, soft opening menu, soft opening menu Backyard Baguio, spot, squash with longganisa soup Baguio, staple, sticky sugary glaze, strawberry banana, taste, tasty, the spot, thoroughly enjoyed dishes, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, torn, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, tuwalya tripe Baguio, tuyonesca Baguio, twist to kani salad, Upper General Luna Road Baguio, veggie lovers Baguio, watercress salad, where the food is great and the company even better, where to buy mason jar in Baguio, where to eat, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, wizard of oz, won't look any further than my own backyard, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (64)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (78)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (68)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (74)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (25)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (16)
- New in Town (128)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (18)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (49)
- Uncategorized (24)
- Updates & Supplements (82)
- ~*Intermission*~ (45)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)