Tambay sa ‘Bahay’ ni Kuya…J =b
I’m back! (Still a la 1996’s Independence Day
… and then some; secret ko na yun. *heeharhar)
The past two weeks, I found myself swamped with material, nonfood related, mind you … something more crucial. I got caught up digesting it \m/ (Pun intended). So there, the reason for the inactivity on this page … because my foodie lovies and I never really do stop eatsploring.
Anyhoo, the Kuya J’s Restaurant we saw in the works at the opening of Yellow Cab‘s fourth branch in the City of Pines, is built and has opened its doors to the dining public as well. (I was reminded of it when I saw it on my newsfeed, too. Shout out Elanuel! *hihi I hope you enjoyed that halo halo even in ice bucket challenge Baguio days.)
Whoa, it was sort of tedious making a choice from the Kuya J menu, pages and pages, it had. Quite a number of them sounded mighty scrumptious; I was so torn. I wanted to get my chompers around that and that and that. (“,)
When I turned to the page with the fried rice platters, however, the Thai bagoong rice sounding dish was the loudest to shout “pick me”. =b While we ended up with two appetizers, the grilled scallops and sinuglaw, as ulam in our meal, the tender humba served on top of the rice, was also the perfect accompaniment. It was the most flavorful element of the dish. =D The fried rice was a heaping serving, though I would’ve wanted more toppings on it as well. Most especially, the mango strips … that was just a fraction of a green mango.
Nyum, those grilled scallops! Even if it was the first dish served to us, I saved two to eat at the end of the meal for its deeelicious cheesy butter topping. And the scallops themselves, oh, sweet, sweet scallops.
Tanigue as a ceviche was well made. Not fishy at all. ^^, What a zingy mix with minced tomatoes, bell peppers, finger chilies, and black beans (for a twist in texture) that also worked great as an entree. The grilled meat, totally smoky barbeque flavor and soft. We also had fun with the couple of deep fried leaves garnish. Kangkong, we’re guessing, that was.
While relishing in our dinner, Race and I debated on getting dessert. Which one do we get: Cheesecake, banofee, water chestnuts … ? We settled on tablea coffee flan for this meal. =) A nice dense dessert for Race, not overpoweringly sweet that somehow, somehow, smelled and tasted cheese-like to me. I wondered how a combo of tablea choco well mixed in flan and the coffee syrup could make that happen. Weird tongue, I have. *hee
X marks Kuya J Restaurant for good food in Baguio. Everything we had while hanging out at Kuya J’s so far was awesome. It’s a given that we’ll be back one of these days to “tambay” again and try the other interesting things Kuya J has to offer.
Kuya J Restaurant
1st floor Travelite Express Hotel (beside Rizal Park/across from Baguio City Hall)
Shuntug Street corner F. Bautista Drive
Baguio City, Philippines
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