Dining at Forest House Bistro and Cafe, Baguio

Located at 16 Loakan Rd. Baguio City, Benguet, FOREST HOUSE is just a little over inside Kennon Road. The bistro has this “middle in the nowhere” vibe. It is near Camp John Hay and a few hike trails. But really, it isn’t far. It is just abotut 10 minutes away from Burnham Park.

Forest house has been a Baguio staple since 1991.

It’s the only restaurant in Baguio recognized by Philippine Tatler as one of the best in the Philippines and Baguio’s best for 5 years now.

I ordered Black coffee to match the darkness of my soul. Forest Blend is P50. If you want bottomless, ask for their Benguet Blend, it’s only P65.

Decaf is P60. Although I would advise you not to order this here or anywhere. Coffee is about the caffeine kick, why drink one without it, is the question you should be asking yourself. If you find yourself wanting to order this, get yourself some water instead. Decaffeinated coffee is bad for your heart. Drinking it would spike a specific cholesterol (there are many kinds of cholesterol, yes) in your bloodstream and the beans they use has a higher fat content. And do you know how they take away 97% of the caffeine in the bean?! they soak it in carcinogens. So not only will this baby spike your cholesterol and make you fat, it will also give you cancer. STAY AWAY FROM DECAF. There are many beautiful ways to die.

Quesadillas – special Chicken, Tuna or Sausage with mushroom sauteed in butter with melted cheese filling in tortilla wrapper with red salsa (P255.00). This quesadilla plate does not come with sour cream :( I asked for some but their kitchen does not have any. Bring your own if you want one.

Forest House Bouillabaisse – seafood cream soup, served in a bread bowl (P110.00).

Steamed Fish with Ginger Spice – creamy Dory fillet steamed with precise ginger spice taste (P295.00).

Forest House Wine Sauced Chicken – Grilled chicken breast with rich creamy white wine sauce and mushroom (P 295.00).

Their menu is packed. From appetizers to desserts to drinks. Munch Punch has a copy of it posted if you want to check it out.

Forest House also has a bed and breakfast. If you want to stay, they have 5 rooms to choose from: Teddy, Chelsea, Khalil, Keanu, and Yuri. You may check their rooms’ availability online.

Visiting Apt Market in Provence

In Mersailles right now– and yes enjoying every minute of it.  I’m here for school.  I am currently in an off-campus program here in Lacoste and will be in France till November.  Afterwhich, I am free to backpack Europe till December 2.

Below are photos of the Apt market, the closest market we have in Lacoste.  Apt market is located near Bonnieux — an hour ride away from us, and is the biggest of the Luberon Weekly Markets.  The gig happening here has been happening for 900 years now.  In Apt Market, you will see local perfumes fabric, herbs, toiletries, and other little things are just equally delightful.  It is also a food haven featuring cheesses and nougats and other local treats. Continue reading

Cupcake Galore in Apo View Hotel

Instagram-inspired photos of our cupcake display (and Girlieanne checking them) in Apo View Hotel for the Kadayawan Fiesta! Yey! Flavors vary from banana-walnut, pistachio and milktea, cinnamon, macademia, smores and many more.  Please come and visit us, we will be there till August 19 :)

Girlieanne checking out the sweets!