Quarantine Surprises … Seeing Light at the End of A Tunnel
Hhmmm, how to start off this feature post on the latest batch of quarantine surprises? Hhmmm, hhmm.
Foodievent at home courtesy of Pizza Intelli. Cowabunga, instant pizza partey! \m/
This should’ve been for posting back in August or September, you see. I’ve lost my train of thought with so many things happening between those months and now.
Sure, we’ve been freer to move already then but I stuck to taumbahay moves and really ‘career-ed’ it. I started on this feature about the food that came to us. =) Then just a few days ago, I completed my doses and I got a bit distracted again. *hee
Fully vaccinated, finally!!! The day we got our first shot, AstraZeneca was the available brand and while I would’ve wanted something like our more conventional vaccines, it has been said that the best vaccine is the one in your arm, so I gladly got my shot. Who knew Astra would be the one with the longest interval for second dose? (How I moaned that I would’ve cleared this hurdle faster with Sinovac’s CoronaVac, but oh well, I’ll deal with it and get over it eventually.)
Two doses in and three days in after the last shot, I’m waiting on two weeks to pass for my body’s Department of Defense a.k.a. immune system to build antibodies and be strengthened further and we’re off on food adventures. Eeiiixcited! [Well, we’ll do it gradually because my dogs have since been accustomed to having us at home day in and day out. Vaccination day, I was told my dogs were howling their throats out while we were gone … and the vaccination process was already pretty speedy at SLU. (We were just there from 6:40 to 7:40 a.m. Yey, Team SLU!)] (Boy, am I giddy to avail of fully vaccinated discounts dining in at specific restos. *tahaha) (I’m major grateful for the national government; nakipagbrasuhan talaga with the whole world in getting these much needed vaccines for the PH. #VaccineDiplomacy)
Apologies for the long winded intro. I saw a meme recently, something to the effect of wishing cooking videos would just go straight to the recipe and none of the personal story intro. I do say all the time to people inquiring at the blog’s FB page about food items and delivery services that FGBF is just my online diary of our eatsplorations in and around the city, so I guess I have some sort of license to write whatever thoughts that come to mind as long as I get to the dining scene infobite … And you, dear reader, can always scroll down to the actual dining info on your end if you haven’t got time. I haven’t been on here in months, catch me up with what you guys have been up to in the comments section so makabawi kayo sakin. =b
1.) Bites – Munchies in A Cup
No muss, no fuss tacos. \m/ I’m a messy eater of hard tacos and I welcome these relatively easy/clean to eat versions. A bite and it’s all in my gob. Three scrumptious flavors for fillings: Beef pork taco, dynamite shrimp, and mango kani. We ate the kani as a salad mostly though. It wasn’t such a biggie since there was lots of the beef pork filling to go around.
Taco walk on the wild and uber crunchy side with taco cups by Bite – Munchies in a cup by Ms. Karina Singson. Thanks a bunch to Ms. Jen for interceding. *giggles
While we can’t really go around that much yet, Chicaluchas in a snap takes our taste buds on a trip to Mexico. (I’m saying the country name like a Ms. U contestant.) How great of them to have something that’s never been offered in the City of Pines before: Birria tacos. Checked that off my list finally. In this spread, croquetas and tostadas de camaron were also present. Warning: Another taco pun coming – Tacobout having a pinata exploding in our mouths. *hihi
3.) Donna Makes
This above that you’re looking at is homemade pesto by Donna Makes has so many uses. A teaspoon of it transforms a dish, making it more delicious. Watch the vid below what became of the contents of this bottle. We’re going to need more now. =]
4.) Graceval Confections and Cordials
Pastillas on its own is already so enjoyable to eat. Toasted, it gets even better. (Just like cheese.) Takes a lot of willpower to not finish all in one sitting, I’ll tell you. =D
I now get why some people would prefer a chunky spread. With cashew nuts as the added texture offered by Sayen peanut butter, I better stock up on bread because I’m going to keep spreading and spreading. Also, Sayen’s got a wide range of twists in terms of flavors for peanut butter. Bored with regular peanut butter? Get a hold of Ms. Gracie for ube yema, cookies and cream, sweet and spicy varieties of peanut butter.
For hot chocolate kinds of days (Mostly every day now since Christmas is in the air. Eeeii, can you feel it?), there’s Tableya Kordilyera’s premium Davao dark choco tablets. Again, to add a different quality to your drink, sprinkle on the sweetened cacao nibs to what’s already a heartwarming beverage. Order from Ms. Gracie at 0919 200 1252 or through her Facebook pages Graceval Confections and Cordials, Tableya Kordilyera, or Sweetcrafts Baguio.
Thanks muchie to Karla, P3’s resident chef, for making my dreams of having a garden focaccia come true. Who knew enoki gets even more interesting to eat when it’s a bit toasted. I loved that part of the focaccia especially. Let me repeat My.Very.Own.Garden Focaccia. ^^, Order yours at Kbakes2600.
6.) Lush Bubble Tea
For afternoons that can still get pretty warm and withering, getting revitalized and returning to lushness is easy with LUSH Bubble Tea beverages. On the photo: Cafe latte, cocoa supreme, strawberries and cream frappe, and hibiscus fruit tea.
You won’t be left water full because this milktea joint also has a selection of delicious munchables like their steamed kaya which is a Singaporean inspired steamed bread with coconut spread and butter, and Charlie Chan pasta. Their pasta’s no lightweight … and I’m addicted to that. ❤
7.) Master Tea
At another Baguio homegrown milk tea place, Master Tea, they’ve also solved their patrons’ need for grub while sipping on their delicious concoctions. They offer solo sized pizzas that come with chips (I didn’t get to take a photo of those little packs of Oishi Miggos but they’re pretty good, too. They were saved for another snack time. *hee) The pizzas there are hawaian, Master’s supreme, pepperoni, beef bulgogi, and four cheese spinach dip. Favorite of the bunch: Spinach, and a close second, bulgogi. Special taste profiles, don’t you think? To wash these pizzas away, Mr. Carlo sent us the best sellers: Salted caramel cheesecake, choco matcha oreo, and blueberry cheesecake.
8.) Pizza Intelli
Never have I ever had so many pizzas in one sitting like this when it’s a regular day. Pizza Intelli pizzas really turned the day around and made it some sort of milestone. Moreish premium pizzas: Pepperoni, cheese focaccia, shrimp scampi, bianca formaggio, four cheese, and ultima suprema. Aren’t they beautiful to behold? Transcendental for the tastebuds, too. Believe you me.
Our faves of the Intelli selection: Ultima suprema and four cheese. It’s the chunky cream cheese toppings that got us and took the game to a whole ‘nother level. Do visit their Facebook page for their menu (They have more flavors and other foodstuff on the list) and to order for delivery. Get yourself ready for pizzas that will haunt your dreams.
And we’re done here.
Big, big thanks to Bites in A Cup, Chicaluchas, Donna Makes, Graceval Confections and Cordials, Kbakes2600, Lush Bubble Tea, Master Tea, and Pizza Intelli for sending us all these delicious edibles (and drinkables) to enjoy in the comfort of our home while it was quite the challenge to get around. More power to you all!
Let’s try to go back to the way we were in terms of moving about, eh, foodie friends? With no fear of catching COVID and staying in hospital gasping for air, fighting for our lives. How do we do it? By getting vaccinated and continuing to follow health protocols while in public spaces until we’re really in the clear. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and we’ll get to it eventually … It won’t be the headlight of a train (Not my lost train of thought either. *teehee) if we just work together on this.
Cheers to better days of exploring and eatsploring! (“,)
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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.
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