The Manor at Camp John Hay | Baguio City, Philippines
my first post. what to write? what to write? hmmm...food!
quick background. my parents are both from the same town in the province of la union, which is in the ilocos region of luzon. if you read the short blurb about me in the who we are section, then you know i’ve spent many a vacation in the philippines. a staple place my family would visit every trip was baguio. aka the summer capital of the philippines. aka where manny pacquiao used to train. aka where aga muhlach married charlene gonzalez! i digress. over the past couple of trips my fam has either stayed at or had lunch at the manor at camp john hay. really delicious eats. it is definitely one of the fancier places to dine in baguio. the restaurant, le chef has large open windows and doors that let in the cool baguio breeze throughout, while enjoying your meal and company.
my last particular trip i had somewhat of a difficult time deciding on what to eat. everything sounded so appetizing off the menu. should i go with something safe like the beef steak tagalog? i knew for sure that it was bomb since i had had it before. maybe i should go with the rib-eye since i also knew it was delicious because i’ve had it before. (hey i love beef, what can i say?) but why do i keep looking at the light spicy beef oriental pasta? why? okay, okay i’ll try something new. light spicy beef oriental pasta it is! oh man was it delicious. i was worried that the portion might not fill me up, but there was tons of beef. oh...such a generous amount of juicy beef. the sauce gave a nice little kick in your mouth. all the ingredients tasted so fresh. i was a happy camper. i didn’t even miss out on eating beef steak or rib-eye because i got to have a little taste from my sister, brother and sister-in-law’s dishes. ALL SO GOOD. seriously the beef could melt in yo mouf.
i also must mention that if you ever go to le chef, then you must, must try their chicken and mushroom soup. it is not to be missed.
(photos by eden)