Elshabab Restaurant: Bring Your Appetite because They Really Do Bring It
So yes, I’m still on the food train of Mediterranean/Arab eats = sandwich wraps; beautiful, fragrant, bughaghag, long grained rice; and meat on sticks.
At our very first visit to Aura One Hotel, we noticed a hole in the wall eatery across from it that seemed very intriguing. The first chance we got, we were there. =) Their menu was to the point enough … I mean, a doable list of eatables … and after some description and translation from our attendant, we picked shish taouk – juicy chicken on skewers, and kudu sandwich- tons and tons of saucy chicken pieces wrapped in pita bread.
All right. My list of tasty rice, Hainanese like rice, rice you can eat on its own is getting longer. I enjoyed the way they cooked the basmati here that I ordered some for take out. At P20, what a steal. \m/ I also got some kebab for my brother which we found to be a bit dry alone … but we understand. Finely minced meat over a flame, that’s really going to dry out. Luckily, I also got hummus and tahini sauces to go.
Because it says pastry on the menu, we got “pastry” to end our meal. Turns out, it was like a quick and simple … but mighty scrumptious … pizza. I love love love the thyme topped one, because it was zingy salty. ^^, Race’s favorite was the pastry spread with yogurt cheese, labneh, drizzled with honey. Contrasting tastes like salty and sweet do work. The cheese one is just what it is, cheese topping.
If only for the shish tawook, we found ourselves at this Arabian restaurant pretty frequently in the days that came. We worked our way through their offering, getting falafel sandwich made memorable by the salad on the side as well as tasty pickles. Wee!
When we shelved it for a time when the skies went biblical on Baguio, raining day in and day out for a month, the resto took that time to remake its menu adding desserts and the fun-fun pure fruit layered drinks to the selection. (“,)
If only for the pretty fruit shake, we returned. Interesting how the blended strawberries gave a fizzy quality to the glass. Race stirred away the layers before drinking, you see, and while I left my layers alone, I discovered it’s the strawberry that gave that fizz and pop tingling to our tastebuds. We found new favorites in their chocolate cake moist, that was truly choco and truly moist and their graham, a simple but delectable square like a mango float sans the mango. =D
As satisfied as we already were with the dessert and drinks, Chef Mj gave us a free taste of the Arabian lasagna. Many thanks, Chef! A filling block of macaroni, though I wanted the ground herbed chicken ratio to be proportionate to the bechamel covered mac.
On another visit just for fruit shake, the chicken shawarma with the works caught my eye. Served as a stack which you carve your own chicken, I knew I needed my foodie lovies with me to feast on this. *hihi
We ordered this group feast that’s complete with fries, pickles, hummas, taheena, and rice in advance. We also got extra bread to finally, get the full make your own shawarma experience in yesterday’s lunch.
Right after Race and my brother’s arms got a tiny bit of exercise, carving strips from the white meat stack, we gorged ourselves in fragrant rice, fragrant juicy chicken, and Hashanah (I hope I got that word right) – a pine nuts, onions and raisins stir fry that you can mix with the already brightly colored beautiful rice. Tossed together, it’s jeweled rice. Brings bling to mind, doesn’t it? *hee Actually, the textures it added to rice, made it even more fantastic.
X marks Elshabab Restaurant/Araby Restaurant for good food in Baguio. We keep coming back to this resto, bringing our appetites with us, though we’ve tried every single item on their menu many mealtimes before. That’s as good a testament as any, to the quality of the offering at this place. They say “We bring it”, and they really do.
50j-2 City Garden Palace
#50 Rimando Road
Baguio City, Philippines
0956 015 5806
Tags: #1, 2600, 2600 food adventures, 2600 food quest, 40 days and 40 nights of rain, a little fizz in a drink, adventure, afford-a-eats, affordable, affordable baguio, affordable food baguio, affordable fruit shakes, affordable smoothies, affordable tasty eats, affordaeats, ambiance, any testament, appetite, appetite riled up, arab food baguio, Arabian cuisine, Arabian cuisine baguio, Baguio, Baguio 2600 zip code, baguio affordable eats, baguio affordable foods, baguio appetite, Baguio Arabian food, Baguio Arabian lasagna, Baguio Arabian pastry, Baguio Arabic food, Baguio Arabic lasagna, Baguio Araby Resto, Baguio Araby Resto menu, Baguio baked macaroni béchamel Arabic lasagna, baguio best restaurants, Baguio blog, Baguio cheap food, Baguio chicken shawarma, Baguio chicken shawarma group feast, Baguio City, Baguio City eatscapade, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Garden Palace, Baguio City Philippines, Baguio cocktail fruit shake, Baguio cocktail fruitshake, Baguio construct your own chicken shawarma, Baguio dine, Baguio dining escapade, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatscapade, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, Baguio Elshabab, Baguio Elshabab Araby Restaurant, Baguio Elshabab Araby Restaurant menu, Baguio Elshabab Araby resto we bring it, Baguio Elshabab Araby shish taouk, Baguio Elshabab chocolate cake moist, Baguio Elshabab fruit cocktail shakes, Baguio Elshabab layered pure fruit shakes, Baguio Elshabab menu, Baguio Elshabab pickles, Baguio Elshabab Restaurant, Baguio Elshabab Restaurant menu, Baguio Elshabab restaurant special graham, Baguio Elshabab salty zingy pickles, Baguio Elshabab shish tawook, Baguio falafel, Baguio falafel sandwich, baguio favorite spot, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food escapade, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food landmark, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, Baguio hummas, Baguio kudu, Baguio kudu sandwich, Baguio labneh, Baguio layered pure fruitshake, Baguio make your own chicken shawarma, Baguio make your own chicken shawarma at Elshabab Restaurant, Baguio minced beef kebab, Baguio pastry labneh yogurt cheese and honey, Baguio pastry mixed cheese, Baguio pastry zatar thyme, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio Rimando Road, Baguio shish taouk, Baguio shish tawook, Baguio taheena, Baguio where to eat, Baguio yogurt cheese labneh, bake, basmati long grain rice, best, best kept secret, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, blended strawberry fizz and pop to cocktail fruit shake, bling, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, breakfast, bring your appetite, budget, budget friendly, budget friendly dining baguio, buhaghag rice, business, businesses, carve your own chicken, center, cheap eats in baguio, cheap food, cheap food baguio, cheap restaurants baguio, chest, chests, city, City of Pines, cocktail fruit shake, comfort, comfort food, comfort in the familiar, comfort in the familiar Baguio, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, connoisseur, cook, cost, costs, craving, cravings, customer, customers, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, dine Baguio, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, doable list of dishes, doable prices, easy on the pocket baguio eating, eat, eat and dine Baguio, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eating places in 2600, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatscapade, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore 2600, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring 2600, eatsploring Baguio, equal ratio, establishment, establishments, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, falafel Baguio, fancy, fantastic, favorite, favorite dishes, favorite orders, favorite place to eat baguio, favorite restaurant, favorites, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, fizz, fizzy drink, flavorful, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food escapade, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, Food train, food trip, food trip in 2600, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, fragrant juicy chicken, fragrant rice, funds, gastronomic, get the full experience, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good food, good foods, gorge ourselves, great, great time, group feast, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, Hashanah pine nuts onions raisins, hole in the wall, hotel, hummus Baguio, hunt, instant fave, interesting food texture, jeweled rice, Karla, kebab, kebab baguio, keep coming back, labneh, life, list, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lunch, mango float sans the mango, mark, marks, meat on a stick, meat on sticks, meat stack, Mediterranean cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine Baguio, Mediterranean food Baguio, memories, memory, menu, must try, must try baguio food, must try Baguio restaurant, must try food in baguio, must try in baguio, Must try restaurant in baguio, must trys baguio, new favorites, new in town, new in town baguio, newly opened, newly opened cafe Baguio, newly opened establishment, newly opened establishment baguio, newly opened food establishment baguio, newly opened restaurants, newly opened where to eat in baguio, no.1, no1, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, passion, passion for food, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, pickled vegetables savory, pines, pita bread, pita bread baguio, place, places, places to eat, price, quest, quests, quick and simple pizza, Race, raining day in and day out, rating, ratings, restaurant, restaurants, restaurants in 2600, Rimando Road, Rimando Road Baguio, sandwich wraps, sans, saucy chicken pieces, scrumptious, search, searching, service, simple, snack, snacks, spot, staple, still on the food train, super affordable, tahini dressing Baguio, taste, tasty, texture, texture changer, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, we bring it, we're there, where to eat, where to eat in 2600, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, with the works, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, Xine favorite, xine favorites, xine's favorite, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants, zingy salty
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
- Pho Hanoi: Home of Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Baguio
- Baguio Good Eats Online
- Celebrating National Sardines Day with Mega Brand Sardines
- Mario’s Sunday Lunch Buffet: Baguio Sundays Made Special
- A Whole New Meaning to “Local Dining” at Bistro Lokal
- Dining La Trinidad: The Barn Resto
- Notable Edibles #24 – Chelcius Delicacies Matcha Crunch & Menus in the Baguio Dining Scene
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (92)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (94)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (75)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (80)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (32)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (17)
- New in Town (149)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (25)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (51)
- Uncategorized (28)
- Updates & Supplements (101)
- ~*Intermission*~ (46)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)