Rumah Sate: The Foundations of A Food Community Reborn
Rumah Sate of the famed Ketchup Food Community lives!
I know right. Wonderful, wonderful surprising news, fo’ sho.
(Before we continue on, Happy Chinese New Year! PMA alumni, welcome home! I hope your holiday weekend is starting off well, dear reader.)
What’s more, with the satay house rebuilt, another food community is growing from it. More on that in a few but first, a refresher on the Rumah Sate greats. ^^,
Rumah Sate Indonesian and Malaysian Cuisine
Inasmuch as we were so in a mood for satay when we were invited to see the new Rumah Sate, it was one of those February days in Baguio where someone turned “our aircon” on full blast. (All right, who was it? *heehaha) Luckily, new varieties of laksa were just added to the menu (chicken and beef) that when beef was offered us, the idea of hot creamy spicy soup was sold without us hesitating even a second.
While we waited for that comforting bowl of soupy noodles, we whetted our appetites with some fried spring rolls. I say, even if that was the only thing we had, we somehow felt so complete.
Ground meat, strips of veg, and delicate sotanghon stuffed in rice wrap, taking a quick dunk into the tangy dip, Race wouldn’t let the fact go unsaid that he’s such a “lumpia” person and how these spring rolls were the bomb. Might be that when he nodded after every bite he took, he’s affirming in his mind: I ❤ rolls, I ❤ rolls.
Then the lahksa arrived. What a sight to behold. Quick photos #bloggingeatsplorerduties, and we started spooning the warming broth into our gobs. *sip ahh The beef, looking so much like bacon, we were informed, is the very same type of beef we cook at Korean grill restaurants. A little bit of boiled egg there, some tofu, noodles, and mongo sprouts got our tastebuds singing and our bodies tingling with delight. Weee!
We still had satay =b; cumi which means squid in Bahasa. Give me a moment while I relish in awe at how I’ve seen the sate plates of this Indonesian restaurant evolve. Amazing how a salad, with the beautiful colors of vegetables make a plate even more appetizing. On a banana leaf, together with rice shaped into a cone, some pickled chilis is enough to make even my eyes drool. And the squid, nicely grilled. *fingertip kiss This was the first to go bye bye in our sumptuous spread, as we finished off every one, from tentacle to tail.
Chops and Herbs
Apart from the opportunity to see an old restaurant reborn, our visit was also an introduction to Rumah Sate’s sister resto, Chops and Herbs. (“,)
Looking for a little variety in cuisines for lunch or dinner? Not feeling Asian food at the moment? Not.A.Problem. Steaks, ribs, pastas are just some of the dishes on the Chops & Herbs lineup.
(Again) Salad with pretty colors + a mashed potato with bite and peppered with bright orange from bits of carrot + tender (but still with bite) smoky flavorful meat to the bone = Race nodding in affirmation that he loves the C&H ribs now. My quiet brother also got to taste this and he made sure that his enjoyment of it was not left unsaid. We got more than a ‘mmm’ from him. Believe me when I say, that says a lot. \m/
An unassuming plate, the garlic beef shanks was. Little did we know how it was going to make our eyes grow wide with wonder and astonishment. So we’re thinking, “Yeah, yeah, we’ve tasted creamy beef things before” and mah lawd, was this more than that. Tender beef (that’s a given *hihi) drenched in sauce that was more than creamy but also had body (like a mushy mashed potato). The shoestring potato topping was a texture game changer too. Underneath all that is the marrow I love so much (and a bone that my furry lovies undoubtedly took pleasure in *waggy tails for all at Rumah Sate/Chops&Herbs).
Coming to the end of our meal, the send off for our taste buds was courtesy of cheesecake squares. Flavored as lemon grass and lime, and chili-mint, these really did pique our foodie curiosity.
It seems that the main theme to our Rumah Sate/Chops and Herbs brunch was texture. =) What textures these desserts had! If ever we felt that the spoonful was getting boring, the coconut shavings livened things up again for this cheese cake. Similar how the citrus flavor in lemon grass and lime cheesecake was faint, the chili-mint was too. Pause and ‘namnam’ a bit to perceive that it’s there. Texture wise, again, the bits of chili and the peppermint crystals in the cheesecake were a fun surprise.
It takes a food community with serious eats to offer to make a foodie happy, and this house, this house made us rrreal happy.
Handle Bar (Bar)
Before we go, take a look-see at the section designated for Handle Bar. They start serving libations (like bugnay wine) at 5:00 p.m.
But wait, there’s more. Coming soon is another resto from Ketchup, that we know and love: Rancho Norte. Look out for it on the second floor of this food community house.
(Chops & Herbs by Rumah Sate, Handle Bar, and soon, Rancho Norte)
#30 Lualhati Road, Rumulo Drive (across from Mansion House)
Baguio City, Philippines
0917 787 7864
***Thank you so much, Ms. Shane for giving us more than a sneak peek to Rumah Sate and the blooming food community in the house of satay. It sure was a pleasure to meet you and the matriarchs of your family. (Thank you, Auntie Linda.) Whoa, we almost got a bingo there, meeting someone from every generation. (Hope to meet you at our next visit, Ms. Chef Joy; thank you.) More power to you all!
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