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Resto Hoppin’, Food Tastin’ – Zola and Corporate Innovators Baguio Inc.’s Restaurants

A mouthful for a title, don’t you think, dear reader? =b

X dining at Baguio Zola Resto Cafe 2017

I can tell you, it was quite a literal mouthful those two days at five restaurants with us tasting over 30 … yes, 30, dishes.

(Here, I thought, they were mostly just drinking places. Foodies, join me in the happy dance; there’s food here! Lots and lots of ♪ ♫ food, glorious food ♪ in Zola Resto and the restaurant group of Corporate Innovators Baguio Inc. made up of Drop Out, Sala, Hardin Restaurant, and Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint.)

DAY ONE

1.) Zola Resto Cafe

Baguio Zola Resto Cafe menu 2017

So we started out bright and early and met with Ms. Pam, Ms. Kimberly, Sir Dean, and Sir Carl at the 24 hour resto/cafe, Zola. How I marveled at its wide space with tons of dining seating. You see, since they moved a floor up in Patria de Baguio Building, I’ve never really dined here … motorcycles not allowed on Session and all. *hee

Sir Dean of Watwat World at Baguio Zola Resto Cafe 2017

Sir Dean of Watwat World in action

One after the other, plates of the best of Zola’s offering came out to the balcony where we chose to hang out. #nakakalula They said breakfast is the most important meal of the day and boy, did we have it packed and heavy. Race really loved the lechon kawali with its tasty veggie side dish, poqui poqui (that was a lot like babaganoush).

Baguio Zola Resto Cafe 2017 Meat to meat pizza, chef's salad, chicken drummets, cheese pork rolls, chocolate and vanilla waffles, pesto pasta, lechon kawali, watermelon cucumber drink, and coffee

Meat to meat pizza, chef’s salad, chicken drummets, cheese pork rolls, chocolate and vanilla waffles, pesto pasta, lechon kawali, watermelon cucumber drink, and coffee \m/

Zola Resto Cafe

Session Road

Baguio City, Philippines

0926 178 5080

facebook.com/zolarestocafe/

2.) Drop Out

For (late) lunchies (we had to let the Zola foodstuff settle), we only had to walk a short distance to Drop Out.

Photo documentation of Baguio Drop Out food 2017

The photo op before the eating. =))

Race and I have been here recently and it sure is an awesome place. (Take a look see of their menu here.) Impressive clock collection. I especially like the watchtower placement of this eating place. There I go, taxi name reading again. *heehaha

Baguio Drop Out 2017 Chicken pops, pasta negra, hou berry and sea breeze drinks, pork chop, Ilocano sisig and mugcake a la mode

Chicken pops, pasta negra, hou berry and sea breeze drinks, pork chop, Ilocano sisig and mugcake a la mode

As heavy as our breakfast was and as full as the Dropout lunch made me, I couldn’t keep myself from getting another slice of the tres fomage pizza. Ohh, toasted-to-burnt cheese! Fabulous, dah-ling, just fabulous.

Baguio Drop Out tres f(r)omage pizza 2017

Tres f(r)omage pizza (“,)

Drop Out

Potenciano Building (beside YMCA), Session Road Rotunda

Baguio City, Philippines

0915 904 1977

facebook.com/dropoutbaguio/

DAY TWO (at The Camp)

3.) Sala

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new eatsploring packed day which we started out with coffee. Get this, it’s ONLY P20 per cup.

Do you hear that? Must be coffee lovers everywhere doing the happy dance now too. *hihi

Baguio Sala P20 brewed coffee 2017

Brewed coffee for P20

It’s been ages since we’ve been at The Camp and now, we’re glad see a menu with many more delicious things to munch on (and to pair with the pocket friendly cups of brewed coffee). \m/

Baguio Sala menu 2017

Sala’s dining area is also an awe inspiring sight. We went wow over the paintings in the ceiling before and we went wow once more. Again, I had half a mind to lie down on one of the couches and study the art above more intently. =)

Baguio Sala 2017 Iced coffee deluxe, pizza burger, 5 sliders, chicken cutlet

Iced coffee deluxe, pizza burger, 5 sliders with a variety of stuffings, chicken cutlet

Ms. Kimberly wasn’t kidding when she said, a popular dish at Sala was the pork ribs with potato salad. When the oils of the meat met the potatoes, it was heaven. Whoo-zah! Yes to rice please to ensure we get all the sauces off the board.

Baguio Sala pork ribs 2017

Pork ribs =D

Sala 

The Camp

Leonard Wood Road

Baguio City, Philippines

facebook.com/salabaguio/

4.) Hardin Resto Cafe

I’ve been meaning to come here for the longest time (just like Drop Out until recently,) and thanks to this eatscapade, we’re here! What a pretty place Hardin is.  =D I really didn’t do it justice with these photos of Race and me.

The wide dining area at Baguio Hardin Resto Cafe 2017

On a side note, they accept events bookings here. The resto/cafe/bar’s business operations begins at 6:00 p.m. and so your event can take place here the whole day … I’m talking, 8:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Imagine that? Nice deal if you ask me.

Baguio Hardin Resto Cafe menu 2017

Anyway, Hardin surprised us with its pages and pages of chow. Interesting tidbit from Ms. Pam, droves of people come here not just to unwind with drinks but also for dinner. ^^,

Sir Carl of Baguio Smile at Baguio Hardin Resto Cafe 2017

Sir Carl of Baguio Smile in action

Why wouldn’t they when there are so many options at this garden themed eating place. Off of our food tasting menu, I liked the Korean style pork even if it really had a good kick to it, their flat bread pizza (I’m half wondering if it was the arugula on the slices that sealed the deal *tee hee), and the karekare made with bagnet.

Baguio Hardin Resto Cafe 2017 Spicy belly Korean style and corn pancakes, Igorot salad, four cheeses flat bread, pork crackling kare kare

Spicy belly Korean style and corn pancakes, Igorot salad, four cheeses flat bread, pork crackling kare kare

If I had to pick a piece de resistance from here though, it would have to be the apple strudel. Cinnamon sweet apple chunks encased in delicate phyllo pastry resting on sublime vanilla sauce topped with spun sugar, this dessert is a sight to behold and a delight to the taste buds. (“,)

Baguio Hardin Resto Cafe apple struddel 2017

Apple struddel ^^,

Hardin Resto Cafe

The Camp

Leonard Wood Road

Baguio City, Philippines

0906 262 2267

facebook.com/HardinRestoCafe/

5.) Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint

The Joint also has an updated menu since the last time we were here. Yey! It was the perfect place to cap the evening off as well as our two-day food adventure.

Baguio Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint menu 2017

Here we go with the pulutan. *sly grins everywhere  Crunchy chicken skin, check! The meatballs with onion gravy was a hit with all of us too … if only for the gravy. =) Another round of rice for this please.

Baguio Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint 2017 Meatballs with onion gravy, crispy smoked pork with BBQ sauce, sick joint sausage, chicken skin

Meatballs with onion gravy, crispy smoked pork with BBQ sauce, sick joint sausage, chicken skin =)

Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint

The Camp

Leonard Wood Road

Baguio City, Philippines

facebook.com/damngoodsickjoint/

♪ ♫ FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOOOOD ♪ at all five restocafes, maaan.

Find yourself famished in town, at Session Road? Do drop by Zola and/or Drop Out. At the more scenic side of the City of Pines, in Leonard Wood and looking to refuel? The Camp with Sala, Hardin, and Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint is ready to serve you scrumptious eats starting at 3:00 p.m. in the Sala. How’s about trying the dishes on our food tasting list? See what you think of them too. You might find your faves like I have. Happy restaurant hopping, food questers!

 

***Thank you so much, Ms. Pam for inviting X+1 to join you all in relishing in this food tasting. Uhaha, busy busy chompers. \m/ It was such a pleasure to meet you, Ms. Kimberly Kaye. Till next we all meet! More power!

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15 responses to “Resto Hoppin’, Food Tastin’ – Zola and Corporate Innovators Baguio Inc.’s Restaurants”

  1. Mario says :

    Kakagaling ko lang sa hacienda na wititit wifi at pagbalik ng dyosa may feature na ang best food blogger ulit. At ang daming nirampahan at lafang. Maging blogger na rin kaya ako para malafang ng bonggang bonga hehehe At Bet ko nga sa Sala ang Gandara Park ng place. Di ko pa natry sa Hardin at Drop Out dyan kami next.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Mario! Good timing this Zola/Drop Out/Sala/Hardin/Just Another Damn Good Sick Joint scheduled post then =b Welcome back!

      We sure did eat a lot. Two days busog. *hihi Yes, why not start a blog rin. So many things to talk about … food palang. Go, go, go!

      Apir, I love Sala … and Drop Out. Really lots of thought put into their decor. Add Hardin Resto Cafe to that too. I hope you enjoy your time eating there! (“,)

  2. Mario says :

    Kalowka ka Xine ha. Photoblog kamo pero ang dami mo parin nachizmax

    • XiNE says :

      *heehaha Five restaurants, with over 30 dishes tried … soooo hard to keep it short =)) … even if I only focused on my favorites. (“,)

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