My grandmother always told me to go out and experience what life has to offer. If anything new is available, go ahead and try it. If it pans out, well and good, she said; and if it doesn’t, never do it again. If anything, you’ll be wiser for what you’ve experienced. At least you know.
I took my grandma’s advice and as soon as I was working, which started pretty early, I used some of my salary to try new things. You can say that I’m my friends’ guinea pig with trying out what’s fresh. What was a way of spending time with loved ones and friends became a quest, too. I went out trying new restaurants in Baguio City as well as those that have been in business for a long time that I haven’t been to.
It took me five years more or less to go through all (if not most) of the Baguio food establishments. As a creature of habit, I kept coming back to the restaurants that I loved most, and that’s probably why I took so long.
For those staying in Baguio just for a short period, don’t waste your precious (vacation) time just looking for a good place to eat in Baguio. As a guinea pig with a lot of (munching) experience now, I’m hoping this online diary of my exploration of the gastronomic delights of Baguio City would be of help to you. As for those who’ve been in the city long enough but haven’t found establishments that are worthy of being named your favorites, you might like the places I found out about that I feature on this Baguio blog.
I’m Xine (pronounced Zayn – “I saw the sign” – Ace of Base’s song, some friends call me *hihi) and I’ll mark out the spots where to eat in Baguio.
***Unless otherwise stated, I finance this Baguio eatsploration with my own hard earned (“big sweaty wads of …”) money.
Legend of the Treasure Chest Ratings
(sounds like a movie title *harhar):
No treasure chests – the lowest rating – failed quest
The more the treasure chests collected, the more successful the quest for good Baguio food. ^^, (If you’re looking for fancy/fine dining in the city of Baguio and price is not the issue, you can ignore the price ratings. On the other hand, if you want simple comfort food and the looks of the restaurant doesn’t matter, you can ignore the ambiance ratings – a good meal can sometimes come from the most unlikely places =D)
Hope you have a fantastic time experiencing good Baguio food with me. (“,)
Feel free to leave your comments, questions, and/or suggestions at the end of my blog posts, guys! (via your email, Facebook or Twitter account – just click on the corresponding icon in the comment box) (Please observe GMRC when doing so.) Thank you so much! So, let’s eat!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do restaurants get featured on your blogsite?
- My foodie lovies and I pick a place from our compilation of restaurants in Baguio, go to the restaurant and ask for a table. Since I want us to be treated like any other customer, food blogger/critic is never a card I would use in any restaurant visit.
- Once in a while, some restaurant owners send me (or tres blogging Marias) an invitation to come and visit their establishments.
Do you pay for your own meals at the restos you feature?
- YES. Obligating food establishment owners/”free food for a favorable review” seems pretty sleazy to me.
Do you get paid/ask for payment for these restaurant reviews?
- NO, I do not get paid and NO, I never ask for freebies or payment.
- As for restaurants that I’m invited to, the invite and the freebies/payment that come with that will always be disclosed on the feature post.
How can I get my restaurant/baked treats featured on your site?
- Let me know about your establishment by leaving a comment or sending me a message through this blog’s Facebook page and I’ll make a visit to your place as soon as I can. Excited to hear about you and the scrumptious foodstuff you have to offer to the City of Pines. ^^,
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 made me your mother? *tee hee)]