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Tambay sa ‘Bahay’ ni Kuya…J =b

I’m back! (Still a la 1996’s Independence Day

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant grilled scallops

Grilled scallops (“,)

… 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.

Tambay at Baguio Kuya J Restaurant dining area

The facade and the dining area at Kuya J’s =D

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. (“,)

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant humbinagoongan rice platter

Humbinagoongan rice platter ^^,

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.

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant sinuglaw

Sinuglaw =)

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.

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant wall decor/shelves

Interesting shelves/wall decor

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

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant tablea coffee flan

Tablea coffee flan … dense, firm, tasty flan

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.

Food: 5 treasure chests

Service: 3 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

X and my favorites so far from Baguio Kuya J Restaurant 2016

Me and my favorites (so far) from the Kuya J food list. (Might not look like a heap of rice in that platter but it is. The plate has a bowl shaped base.)

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

Baguio Kuya J Restaurant menu

Pages and pages of Kuya J’s menu

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14 responses to “Tambay sa ‘Bahay’ ni Kuya…J =b”

  1. Anonymous says :

    At last we can eat at Kuya J now. I wait for your reviews before going to a new restaurant 🙂 I thank you for keeping us informed so we can also have a food adventure.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello! Aww. *hihi You’re welcome, my foodie friend. Hope you didn’t have to wait too long. Enjoy, Kuya J Restaurant! Happy Baguio food quest to you! (“,)

  2. Iza says :

    I love love LOVE Find Good Baguio Foods blog!!! I actually saw space for Kuya J being renovated and I am happy to hear through your review here na it’s open. Next resto to visit. I have so manyrestos in my list now because of this food quest blog. Thank you. God bless X!

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Iza! Thanks for leaving a comment. I do hope you have as great a time at Kuya J restaurant as we did. Happy Baguio food adventure and here’s to you rising to the occasion of checking off eating places from your Baguio resto list. *hihi Eatsplore away! (“,)

  3. Mario says :

    Nabuhay ang blog na iteyyy!!!!! At Kuya J naman ang napuntahan. Andun ba si Echo?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Mario! *hihi yes, got through the lazy to post bug.

      Unfortunately, the live Jericho was nowhere in sight when we were at Kuya J (his face was everywhere though – on the “loose leaf” menu =b). Maybe at their “grand” opening? … if that’s not done yet.

      Thanks for religiously leaving something for me at the end of the posts. I absolutely enjoy reading your comments. Cheers! (“,)

  4. hannahlapena says :

    Hi! Is this the actual menu of Kuya J’s Baguio? Kasi sa SM Rosales, mas mura yung prices nila. Thank you 😊

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, hannahlapena. It’s the only menu I got photos of when we dined at Baguio Kuya J’s. Must be because Baguio is higher up the mountain … farther transport and all that jazz? Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods. (“,)

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