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Destination Chow: Mabini Street (Ling Nam Chinese Resto and Yoghurt.com Cafe)

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Destination Chow post (although the spotlight our food-packed, emphasis on FOOD, two days passes for that *hihi).  Two birds with one stone feature for today, eatsplorers.

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe yogurt with fruits of the season muesli and honey 2017

Yoghurt with fruits of the season, muesli and honey =)

[Before anything else, let me just get the annoyance off my chest at the ads going above and on the side and below this blogpage. That’s not me, guys. (Check the Who Picks Up the Tab disclaimer of this blog.) Geez, pinagkakaperahan ako ng WordPress when I’m already paying for the domain. =S Anyway, ikain nalang ang asar #StressEating? *hee Apologies if it’s a distraction to you as well. I hope it won’t stop you looking in for information to fuel/guide your own food quests.]

I was thinking of making a feature for Ling Nam first but it’s quite the challenging to put the Ling Nam name into a title. You know it, titles are a stumbling block. *tee hee So good thing, we have another great resto find in Mabini Street so we’ll do a destination chow post instead. First and foremost, Ling Nam Restaurant.

Ling Nam

Baguio Ling Nam menu 2017

As soon as we walked through the door, an attendant met us, inquired about the number of our party, sat us down, handed us the menu and poured us a cup of tea (in glasses as opposed to the little tea cups, that put me in such a nostalgic mood. So Chinese resto, I’m reminded of Mandarin, Star Cafe, Dainty Lunch, etc. *timpintin pintin)

Baguio Ling Nam complimentary tea 2017

Complimentary tea

First look at the menu, Race knew in a snap, he wanted a lotus siopao. In the sauteed noodles page, we noticed hofan, a funny-punny noodle dish name. =b We wanted to see just “ho fan” that would be.  Always a sucker for jelly thingies, I also got myself a bowl of almond jelly with fruits, to be served later as dessert.

Baguio Ling Nam lotus siopao 2017

Lotus siopao … a happy one. =D

Look at that smooth and ‘well rounded’ lotus pao. A delicious lotus paste bun, by the looks of how Race was snacking on it. When we got some for home (on Yoghurt.com Cafe day), the buns we got also had the yolk of a red egg mushed in the center with the lotus paste. With or without the red egg, it’s a great munchable. \m/

Baguio Ling Nam beef hofan 2017

Beef hofan ^^,

The beef hofan proved to be a really fun dish. At first, I thought of also ordering rice to eat it with but my better half pointed out that it looked pasta-like and heavy enough so I held off. With tender tasty pieces of beef and a scrumptious uber Chinese-y sauce in every spoonful, I caught myself going, “oh, how fun!” =))

Baguio Ling Nam almond jelly with mixed fruits 2017

Almond jelly with mixed fruits. The almond jelly is underneath the fruit cocktail.

I’m sure you know what almond jelly and mixed fruit is like. That’s just what this bowl was … a lot like the canned fruit cocktail it was served with. All the meal’s while, I kept wondering what the taipao on the menu was and so we got one just to kill the curiosity. =) It’s bigger than the lotus siopao because apparently, it’s a mishmash of asado and bola bola stuffing in one bun. So tummy filling.

Baguio Ling Nam taipao a combo of asado and bola bola siopao 2017

Taipao – a combo of asado and bola bola siopao. (We might have halved it in the wrong spot … asado, is that you looking like a sausage? *snickers) NOTE the hot sauce, it’s like a delicious combo of hot sauce and ketchup

Having a fine time at Ling Nam, we lingered and hung around. The whole time, the attendants were quick to give us another round and another round of warming, comforting, complimentary tea. Thank you so much, sirs.

Baguio Ling Nam dining area 2017

Food: 5 treasure chests

Service: 5 treasure chests  Impressive snappy service!

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests

Ling Nam Chinese Restaurant

Ground floor Cedar Peak Condominium

Mabini Street

Baguio City, Philippines

Baguio Ling Nam enjoying service tea 2017

Relaxing with Ling Nam’s service tea

Yoghurt.com Cafe

It all started with Chef Cris giving us some yoghurt drink when we had a Bay Leaf day. Thankies, Chef, for the reco and info! The way she described their yogurts again awakened the curious cat in me so we were back to Mabini the day after . =D

Up the stairs of Mabini Shopping Center, we found a simply but prettily decorated place with most of its tables set up in front of their store.

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe yogurt drink 2017

Vanilla flavored yoghurt drink given to us by Chef Cris of Bay Leaf. Thank you, Chef! What a great find! (“,)

Quick run through of the menu and we picked out the apple ham sandwich, roasted eggplant pasta, and yoghurt with fruits of the season and muesli.

Our cheerful attendant then brought us a pitcher of water with fruit slices floating in it. They’ve sure taken infused water to another level. My, was that refreshing. *sip ahh

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe apple ham sandwich 2017

Apple ham sandwich

My pasta then arrived at the table. Let me tell you, though, before it actually reached me, I already smelled it coming. ^^, The aroma made my rumbly tummy rumble some more. Because it was oil based, the “sauce” had a mild taste but it’s nothing that the roasted slivers of eggplant, tomato, basil and leeks and of course, the grated cheese couldn’t fix. #flavor  So good, may nabitin (for the serving was a tad scant to begin with, but no worries).

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe menu 2017

Looking at Race’s sandwich where it was sliced in two, I loved how the different stuffings were layered in it nicely. There’s lettuce, cheese, scrambled egg, ham, cucumber, apple, tomato, and sugar beet. Kudos too for the bread they used, albeit powdery to the finger tips. Hooray for sturdy bread. *applause applause A little piece of it, Race used to wipe the oil sauce off my pasta plate.

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe roasted eggplant in basil pasta 2017

Roasted eggplant in basil pasta \m/

And so we were ready for dessert. Just like Chef Cris related to us, the Yoghurt.com Cafe’s yogurt looked like a blob of mozzarella cheese … topped with fruits and sprinkled with muesli. Wee! We noted how both the vanilla flavored drink (we had the night before) and the yoghurt itself weren’t chalky grainy to the mouth (that feeling like there’s residue lining the gums and teeth, I don’t enjoy much). They were both impeccably flavored too, not too sour, not too sweet = perfection. I’m so giddy to try the chocolate and coffee flavored ones!

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe fruits infused water 2017

Fruits infused service water

Food: 5 treasure chests

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests

Yoghurt.com Cafe

3rd floor Mabini Shopping Center

Mabini Street

Baguio City, Philippines

0929 735 1121

facebook.com/Yoghurtcomcafe-1741932012792506/

Baguio Yoghurt.com Cafe dining area 2017

X marks Ling Nam and Yoghurt.com Cafe for good food in Baguio. Straight to my favorites these two restaurants go. (“,)

 

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18 responses to “Destination Chow: Mabini Street (Ling Nam Chinese Resto and Yoghurt.com Cafe)”

  1. Candy says :

    Hi, Xine. Yahoo a feature on Yoghurt.com Cafe. I saw them before maybe that was December last year. I did not want to try it until I saw it on your blog. 😉 You love it! We will try that the soonest. Thanks, Xine.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Candy! *heehaha So long away, December. Yes, I love Yoghurt Cafe and I can’t wait to return. Hopefully, they’re restocked their coffee yogurt drink. I’m very curious about that. I hope you have as great a time as we did eating here! (“,)

  2. Tess says :

    Ling nam is in Baguio now? I always liked eating at the Quezon City branch. It’s good to see we have this Chinese restaurant here. Ling Nam beef wanton noodles are very good.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Tess! Ohh, sounds like Ling Nam Chinese resto does noodles well. We’ll try their beef wanton next, thanks for the recommendation. I’m happy one of your favorites has found its way to the City of Pines. Happy eatsploring! (“,)

  3. lån says :

    Let me add Ling Nam Chinese Restaurant and Yoghurt.com Cafe to my long list of restaurants to try in Baguio.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, lån! *hihi It never stops getting additions, our Baguio restaurant list. Happy dining at Ling Nam and at Yoghurt.com Cafe! (“,)

  4. Mario says :

    Wag kang mag stress eat baka masisira ang figures. Nakalaloka yung ad sa right. Lagi ko ginagamit ang search tapos ngayon nasa baba na sya.

    • Mario says :

      Namiss ko rin Mandarin Resto. Lagi kami dun ni mudra. haaayy crayola

      • XiNE says :

        Hiyee, Mario! I also use the search bar. You’re right, it’s irritating to have to scroll down a bit when you’re so accustomed that it’s just on the side. I’m using an adblocker but geez, there’s just a blank space there, search bar is still down down.

        *hihi Stress eat on salad … para light lang.

        Aww, the old Chinese restaurants. Good memories … Ling Nam did make me reminiscent.

        I hope you enjoy eating at Ling Nam (no crying =b) and Yoghurt.com Cafe! Thank you for visiting the blog! (“,)

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