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Masa MexItalian: I “Knead” You

Need this too? =)

2016-01-31 Baguio Masa Mexitalian X with pistachio pizza

(Long time no post, eh? This is the Revenge of the Fifth. *guffaw guffaw)

As one who snacks on ingredients, first thing that called to me when Masa Restaurant first got on my radar, January of this year, was their interesting pizza toppings. Grated pistachios? Whoa! (Masa menu here.)

Before anything else, though, a sip of their beverages.

2016-02-17 Baguio Masa Mexitalian dalandan and mango fresh fruit iced tea

Mango and dalandan fresh fruit iced teas.

Made by Chef Geo, these fresh fruit iced teas were flavorful and amusingly fizzy glasses. These reminded me of ginger ale, but on the more mango and more dalandan side. Man, the latter was super refreshing. Like a cross breed between flavored iced tea and soda. =))

2016-03-11 Baguio Masa Mexitalian proteinata pizza, manzo pizza, pistachio pizza and half half of spicy salame and artichoke pizza

Top: Proteinata pizza and manzo pizza. Bottom: Pistachio pizza, and half half of spicy salame and artichoke pizza. (“,)

Let’s talk about their Italian stuff first because it took some time till the Mexican options were deemed worthy by the chef to be on the menu.

Italian Dishes

In a word, the Masa pizzas are fantastic. Long version; first visit got me raving about the pistachio pizza green with pesto, topped with sun dried tomatoes and lots of bacon pieces. Curiosity got Xine again when we finished our meal then so we took home the manzo pizza. Beefy bits all around, scallion shreds that sort of got stuck in my teeth like floss =b …  I loved that pizza nonetheless.

2016-04-29 Baguio Masa Mexitalian X with salame and artichoke pizza

Happy with pizza =D

Meeting with Jo on another day, we got half a proteinata pizza and half pistachio (so Jo can have a taste). So fun how all those toppings (sausage, smoked bacon, potatoes) and egg cracked on the dough worked together. It sort of reminded me of a kare (Korean curry) meal I used to eat at one of my studentshouses way back, it did taste better with a sunny side up in it. (Hellos to Bo-ram and Bo-ram Umma!) The magic that a little protein contributes. \m/

2016-03-11 Baguio Masa Mexitalian prawn feta pasta and meatball pasta

Prawn feta pasta and meatball pasta. ^^,

Salame, one of their newest, looks like Yellow Cab‘s NY Classic pepperoni topped pizza. This quickly became a fave for X+1 with the tangy overload of salami slices. The other half, a more vegan selection, the pizza with artichoke. I can’t say I’ve eaten artichoke before but this was a welcome taste. While biting into the banana-blossom-like-but-mushier veggie, I  thanked the heavens I didn’t have to dig through the (cactus like?) leaves/outer covering to get to the heart. (“,)

2016-01-31 Baguio Masa Mexitalian Race the ribs man before ribs

Race, the ribs man before ribs. =))

And the crusts on all Masa pizzapies! That surely won’t end up on my plate to be discarded nor will I give it to my furry friends. My brother refers to them now as garlic bread. Dipped in the resto’s homemade chili oil (seasoning for pizza instead of hot sauce), Y-U-M!  Got me carbs packing now.

2016-01-31 Baguio Masa Mexitalian beef ribs with salad and fries

Beef ribs with salad and fries

At our very first Masa Mexitalian Grub visit, we got prawn feta pasta which was spaghetti tossed in a burnt butter sauce. What a pleasant aroma that bowl had. I wanted it with a little more salt because let’s face it, that sauce is mostly oil based. That’s where the feta came in. Maybe with more smaller bits and pieces of those thrown around together with the shrimp, that would suit me to a T. On my better half’s side, he enjoyed this pasta variety a whole lot. We are tipping our hats to you Masa for your innovative dishes. ^^,

2016-03-11 Baguio Masa Mexitalian Xine and eatsplorer Jo

Masa food adventure with Jo.

I heard from Ela Katrina that the red sauce pasta was delish and so when we came back to the Mexican Italian restaurant with Jo, we made sure to order this. Ela was right. Gotta love pastas that have true Italian flavors: Sour from the tomatoes. (At the same time, I like the Filipino sweet-ish version, too.)

2016-02-17 Baguio Masa Mexitalian tacos, mushroom quesadillas, spicy chicken wings

Spicy carne taco roasted pork, mushroom quesadillas, spicy chicken wings with aoili.

The verdict for the beef ribs according to Race, the ribs man, is that it’s superb. Tender enough, but not overdone that it’s become squashy squishy meat. The wet rub seeped well into the nooks and crannies of the lean. =D

Mexican Dishes

The open faced taco was great the second time around with more strips of vibrant purple cabbage on top. Also, the roasted pork and the salsa in these taco shells gave our mouths a little kick.  The mushroom quesadilla was just what you’d expect from such wraps; ooey gooey cheese once you bite into it.  The chicken wings offered pinches of pleasurable pain in its spicy taste.

2016-01-31 Baguio Masa Mexitalian dining area

X marks Masa MexItalian Restaurant for good food in Baguio. Gently kneaded into submission, lovin’ Masa Grub, I am. 

Food: 5 treasure chests for the pizzas. I just went on and on about them, didn’t I? #addictedtoMasapizzas (so I’m putting this food establishment in with my favorites now) *heehaha  4 treasure chests for everything else.

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

2016-04-29 Baguio Masa Mexitalian Race wiping off the pizza plate

Doing a scarpetta on the pizza plate. The oils from the salami and the juices of the spinach and artichoke were too good to leave alone. \m/

Shout out to Hawker with their budget friendly Hainanese chicken, chili crab, iced desserts … but I’m getting ahead of myself. For next time, my foodie friends, for next time.

2016-02-17 Baguio Masa Mexitalian enjoying chicken rice tacos and quesadillas

Relishing in my chicken rice plate, tacos and quesadillas. Wee!

Masa MexItalian

65 M. Roxas Street, Alfonso Tabora (enter the black gate across from the building with Elvin’s Bakeshop)

Baguio City, Philippines

0917 473 9169

facebook.com/Masa.MexItalian/?fref=ts

(See location on Google Maps: Malcolm Square to Masa Mexitalian Grub

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Malcolm+Square,+Baguio,+Cordillera+Administrative+Region,+Philippines/16.4252799,120.5969535/@16.41982,120.5931558,15.82z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a167953b2d97:0xb176d48ac7a7d927!2m2!1d120.5956722!2d16.4140408!1m0!3e0   )

2016-01-31 Baguio Masa Mexitalian facade and the building across from it

The Masa and Hawker facade by night … and the building across from it. Watch out for the red Elvin’s Bakeshop sign so you won’t miss this Mexican-Italian, Singapore-Malaysian restaurant.

 

 

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18 responses to “Masa MexItalian: I “Knead” You”

  1. Janna says :

    I like artichoke. I have never seen it on pizza though. one of these days I might visit Masa Mexitalian for that pizza.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Janna! The artichokes on this pizza was interesting; a good combo with the spinach it was laid on top of. Again, the veggie juices and olive oil left on the plate, perfect for soaking up with what’s left of the crust Ahhh, nomnomnom. Now, I want to go back to Masa again. *hihi I hope you enjoy the spinach artichoke pizza and have a wonderful time on your Masa MexItalian Grub visit altogether! (“,)

  2. Benny says :

    Say no to May the 4th. Yes to revenge of the fifth! 😀

  3. Mario says :

    Ayun, may post ka na! Ganda sana dito sa Masa resto para mothers day with mudra. Closed sila on Sundays diba?

  4. peter torres says :

    Your pic holding up the Pizza slice…. has a distinctly Mexican “look” to it….maybe its the big ear rings!…. this is now on our must check it list. Thanks for the review…. keep ’em coming.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, peter torres! Yes, it must be the earrings. Got them in Thailand though; talk about globalization and culture overlaps. *hihi I hope you have as incredible a time as we’ve had at Masa Mexitalian! More power, Baguio Transient! (“,)

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