La Trinidad Food Quest: Calle Dulce and Inglay Restaurant
Ohh, yeah, we’re going beyond Baguio borders to La Trinidad as there are noteworthy places to eat there, too. (Shout out to Ms. Fuwa Rinni! You can take us to Kai now *hihi)
Our first stop was Calle Dulce Bakeshop in Km 5. I came with Ms. Gracie of Events Next Door and Sir Don of The Wedding Company at the invitation of Maam Kat. (Thank you so much, Maam Kat, Ms. Gracie!)
Although we were just there for pastries (I missed the foodievent for the main course, dang!), Maam Kat made sure I got a taste of Inglay Restaurant’s etag (salt treated, sundried, and/or smoked meat) burger. It’s something I remember I already had a bite of in Panagbenga Session Road in Bloom a couple of years back and I was glad for the repeat since having the burger at the restaurant that the bakeshop shares a dining area with, I got a better burger. \m/
I believe this was bigger than the one Race had at Session and it’s stuffed with more veggies like fresh lettuce, slices of tomatoes and cucumbers. Those you can see in the photo, sticking out from the burger also went to the center. Oh, jaw breaking time, trying to get the whole length of it, top bun to lower bun and everything in the middle, in my mouth. =b Without even biting into it, I already got the smoky characteristic of the burger patty with bits of etag. No need for char grilled patties here.
I washed this exciting twist of a burger off with a glass of Sagada iced tea which while refreshing, tasted like watered down tea. Lemongrass-like, I think that’s the best way to describe it.
Just in time for dessert, our cakes were laid on the table. Since they were dressed with cream and topped with fruit a little time from coming out of the oven, the cream didn’t get to set yet. We were all over them in a flash, however and got to slicing as soon as the photo documentation was done.
Although the black forest cakebread was a bit dry, the cream in all its ooziness helped to make it moist. As it happens a lot with cherries, every juicy berry we ate with the cake and the cream, put the fruity flavor needed in the bite for a real black forest experience.
It was the same with the strawberry shortcake. The cream lent some of its moisture to make the bread dewy. What’s interesting about this though is that the strawberry jam taste went through and through the spongy bread. It made a good forkful eaten with a bit of fresh strawberry. =D
By the time this dessert came out, we were pretty full from our lunches and preceding sweet courses. In getting some of the pie, we felt that it was just as heavy as our meals. Aha, another dense dessert that my better half would like!
Coming Back to Inglay
Having made myself familiar with the Inglay Restaurant menu as I munched on the etag burger in the first visit, I noted an interesting dish that I thought my foodie loved ones and I should come back for: Sinigang na etag.
While we waited for the viand to be prepared, we sipped on the restaurant’s melon, mocha milk, and cucumber ice blended concoctions. The first two tasted just the way they should, melon fruity and coffee/chocolate-y respectively, while the cucumber was another fun interpretation to fruit shakes. I figured it would taste all watery but it really did taste like the fruit (or is it a vegetable? *heehaha). Watch out for those bits and pieces of the peeling. =)
When the pièce de résistance of our meal was delivered to our table, I was elated that it had chunks of etag in it. Here I was expecting tiny slivers of it just to add flavor to the stew. (I like this smoked meat a lot, you see and I was told not to eat it in huge portions. Knowing me, the ingredient snacker, I probably would’ve already treated this like a steak … if I wasn’t warned.) Wee, what a contrast the juicy salty smoky meat had against the tart broth. It was such a joy for Race, my brother and I to keep on chewing the etag because like gum (but better *tee hee), we could continuously eke out tasty briny juices from it. The veggies were cooked in the tamarind soup just right and with this dish paired with red mountain rice, it’s one of the best servings of sinigang I’ve ever had. \m/
Because I wanted to see what a Calle Dulce cake looked like when it wasn’t consumed before it even had time to set, I ordered a slice of cake to top our meal off. I forgot if this was another version of black forest or if it was a chocolate cake but I think I prefer cakes from this bakeshop dolled up in cream. The sugary frosting on this got too hard, it didn’t provide any relief from the spongy cake bread. If there were more cherries in between the layers, it would’ve been more sinfully delish but at a budget friendly price of less than P50 a slice, what right have I to complain. ^^,
X marks Inglay Restaurant and Calle Dulce for good food. Let’s eatsplore La Trinidad, too, my foodie friends! (“,)
Inglay Restaurant & Calle Dulce Bakeshop
Km 5, Baguio-La Trinidad-Bontoc Road
(Across from Benguet State University)
La Trinidad 2601
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