I apologize for the lengthy hiatus. I haven’t had Internet for more than a few minutes over the past three days because we had our GUIDON EB PlanSem.
It was really productive, but we managed to do a lot of fun stuff as well and explore a different side of Baguio and I’ll blog about our recreational and gastronomical activities rather than those, because we wanna keep this year’s plans a bit of a surprise. Teyhey.
The seminar spanned three days. On the first day, we had lunch at Volante, which is simply the most glorious pizza place known to man north of Metro Manila. Their pesto pizza and margherita are particular favorites.
Dinner was at Oh My Gulay!, a pretty obscure spot along Session Road with a gorgeous view of Baguio at night. It’s part of VOCAS or the Victor Oteyza Community Art Space and isn’t your typical vegetarian restaurant. The whole place is structured like a gallery-cum-playground with spaces to climb and explore.
You’d think a vegetarian restaurant would be all boring and saladicious but Oh My Gulay! was anything but boring. I ordered their Anak ng Putanesca, a vegetarian variant of the Italian recipe with jalapeño peppers and hot damn was it spicy. For dessert, I had their yummy Saging at Mani Love Story, which was a banana and peanut butter crêpe.
After dinner and some more working in Starbucks, we walked down Session Road and proceeded to the Harrison Road Ukay-ukay. From 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM everyday, hey block off an entire stretch of road to sell all kinds of crazy goods. Bought a pair of hipster glasses, just because. They’re pretty cute.
They also got to sample some of Baguio’s street food, which included deep fried day-old chicks. I was too scared to try, but they said it was pretty good!
The next day, after hearing Mass at Baguio Cathedral, we headed for breakfast in Solibao, a quaint café along Session Road which serves awesome Filipino food.
After planning, we headed to O’Mai Khan for Mongolian barbecue. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, it’s all-you-can-eat for P210. It’s perfect because they manage to get the freshest vegetables in Baguio and they have a wide variety of toppings, so your bowl can taste a hundred different ways. Here, everyone tried to get as many bowls as they could. I managed four, which is my usual.
For the third day, we had our first two meals at home, to finish planning quickly and because I’d told them to save their appetite and moneyz for dinner at Hill Station.
It’s run by a family friend, Tita Mitos Yñiguez, and she just makes the most awesome of everything. It was actually listed in Miele as one of the best restaurants in Asia and I can’t help but agree. I shared a paella with Janina and Shanice and it was extremely filling. Their desserts are another treat. She makes the best strawberry sorbet and their Death By Chocolate is definitely to die for.
I’m really glad everyone enjoyed the food itinerary for the PlanSem and I’m super excited for what we have in store for The GUIDON this year.