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Destination Chow: Pamana, Hawaiian BBQ and Tsokolateria

With Pinoy Hot Pot exiting the Barrio Fiesta building, Pamana, which is a restaurant that also serves a wide range of Filipino favorites takes the space over.  Pamana operates in tandem with Hawaiian BBQ. (As soon as diners get settled at their table, they’re also handed this menu … just in case you change your mind about eating an all Filipino meal.)

2015-02-23 Baguio Pamana-Hawaiian BBQ restaurants dining area

We’re the only splash of color in the b&w dining area.

Hawaiian BBQ

Which Race and I did on our first try of the newly opened restaurant(s). Seeming different and more attention grabbing, we leaned more towards the Hawaiian selection.  Also, the menu was less overwhelming than Pamana’s. Oh, how I broke a sweat trying to narrow down what to eat from the Filipino dishes. *hihi

2015-02-23 Baguio Pamana-Hawaiian BBQ original Hawaiian baby back ribs

Original Hawaiian baby back ribs … with a little cleaver to chop, chop, chop (cue Psycho shower scene theme *snickers) it with.

I was pretty happy with my choice of simple baked potato. Nicely cooked, all the potato quarters were, and drenched in a wonderful tasting sour cream sauce.

Race was happy with his baby back ribs as well. Everything a ribs man could want; tender meat, juicy tasty with a generous slather of sauce all over it. There’s a juicy pineapple slice to bite into, too.

2015-02-23 Baguio Pamana-Hawaiian BBQ  ultimate baked potato

Ultimate baked potato ^^,

Our drinks were just all right. Seeing toasted marshmallow as a shake piqued my curiosity. It turned out to be just a regular drink topped with sorry looking, seared-on-one-side toothpick of marshmallows (also looks like someone with two big front teeth took a bite out of each mallow =b). After a sip of the beverage, I would like to propose a name change: White rabbit shake sounds more appropriate. As for coffee freeze, no qualms there. Yes, it’s coffee with tons of cream and it’s extremely cold.

2015-02-23 Baguio Pamana-Hawaiian BBQ  toasted marshmallow and coffee freeze

Toasted marshmallow and coffee freeze

Hawaiian BBQ

Food: 4 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 2 treasure chests

2015-02-23 Baguio Pamana-Hawaiian BBQ  entrance display

I so wanted to impersonate Viago in What We Do in the Shadows here. “Looook, a ghost cup!”

Pamana

Having done away with the Pamana offering the first visit, we thought it right to have a Filipino themed lunch next.

2015-05-01 Baguio Pamana Restaurant  fresh ubod salad

Fresh ubod salad =)

Although we agonized over the menu again, we finally made our minds up and settled on a salad (which I loved … I really love rabong/bamboo shoot and eatables that have the same texture as rabong *heehaha) and two viands (both with coconut milk which was just a coincidence).

2015-05-01 Baguio Pamana Restaurant  a

A “pot” of rice, good for three. Re-he-heally. For an extremely hungry person, not a chance. =)))

Our ulam looked like a huge helping what with the mini “pot” of rice we had on our table. =D It was impressive that the way the tuna was cooked in the gising gising took on the consistency of pork. I enjoyed my tinuktok, reminiscent of Legazpi’s pinangat, better when I “snacked” on our leftovers at home. I guess we overdid it with a cream on cream lunchtime. *hee

2015-05-01 Baguio Pamana Restaurant  tinuktok  and tuna gising gising

Tinuktok and tuna gising gising

Pamana

Food: 3 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: (same space with Hawaiian BBQ so same rating)

Price: 2 treasure chests

2015-05-01 Baguio Pamana Restaurant dining at Pamana

Pamana dining.

Tsokolateria

Seeing that the space with marapait in front of Barrio Fiesta is now being utilized as an eating place in open air, we returned to the same location for the third time in four months (which is more than I can say for places with five or more stores =) ). (So there’s a total of four different food establishments there now. Whoa!)

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria al fresco dining area

Al fresco dining area of Tsokolateria. In case it rains, no worries, you can enjoy the chocolateria offering in Barrio Fiesta/Pamana (which ever one is less crowded at the time of your visit)

Thinking there would only be desserts at the choco depot, X+1 planned our day with another restaurant to visit for the heavy stuff … after dessert \m/

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria various dining set ups

From one gazebo to the next for alfresco dining.

But with pages and pages on the menu, we realized we didn’t have to eat someplace else for breakfast. We were covered: Panini, fruits, coffee and another “hot” panulak.

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria  Baguio brew tsoko barako

Baguio brew tsoko barakko

If we only looked closely and read the menu, we would have known that the chocolate batirol was good for two and would not have ordered Baguio brew coffee for Race.  Ouch, my pocket is still weeping over the P170 for that and it wasn’t served with “tsoko syrup on the side” (as I can see reviewing the menu now and it didn’t even have at least one refill). *sniff  It was just an okay cup, Race says. You bet yah, not even venti size or a froufrou cuppa “Jose” with a dollop of cream or some froth *double sniff (Must be why we’re developing an allergy to stuff labelled as ‘artisanal’. gee whiz)

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria tablea house blend tsokolate eh in a batirol

Tablea house blend tsokolate eh in a batirol

On the bright side of drinks, we liked our little cups of tsokolate eh (different from tsokolate ah based on thickness, our attendant said) ^^, This batirol of goodness was less gritty than the stuff they serve at Choco-Late de Batirol.

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria  panini pandesal

Oh my gulay panini pandesal (“,)

After all the sweetness, we had our chompers around something savory. Served with kamote fries and a cup of the broth from nilaga, our vegetable stuffed panini-s completed our first meal of the day.

And then we went back to the sweets in fondue with the vibrant slices of strawberry, mango, orange and banana that we gave a little swirl in, in chocolate sauce. (“,)

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria  Pinoy tsokolate ah fondue with fruits in season

Pinoy tsokolate ah fondue with fruits in season =D

Tsokolateria

Food: 4 treasure chests

Service: 4 treasure chests Thank you, sir(s) for your eagerness to take our photos. You made the camera whore in me happy enough to forget you forgot our tsoko syrups on the side of the coffee and the panini. =b

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests Although they might want to add some fly repellent plants in little pots on the table.  Not sure if it’s because it’s summer, but I felt like the Lord of the Flies then. Our choco meal was attracting the pests like kimchi. Brace yourself, dear foodie, for some arm exercise in the fly shooing.

Price: 2 treasure chests

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria  menu

*click to enlarge view of menu

X marks Pamana, Hawaiian BBQ and Tsokolateria for good food in Baguio.

2015-05-12 Baguio Tsokolateria  dining

(Very nice shot. Big thanks to our attendant!)

Pamana d/w Hawaiian BBQ

Tsokolateria

Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road 2

Baguio City, Philippines

442 6049

443 9354

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17 responses to “Destination Chow: Pamana, Hawaiian BBQ and Tsokolateria”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, katiejoyie! The star for this post is much appreciated! Thanks for dropping by! Happy Baguio food adventures! (“,)

  2. elakatrina says :

    Yay! Thanks, Ate Xine, for this. Been holding off on visiting Tsokolateria or the other joints there til I get to read what you have to say hihi! :F

    • XiNE says :

      Hey, hey, Ela! Thank you so much for the vote of confidence! *hihi I hope you’re doing great, just about ready for Univ Belt opening? I’m excited! Have a great time eatsploring Hawaiian BBQ/Pamana and Tsokolateria! (“,)

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