“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child
Since I started travelling, I have become more appreciative of various cuisines – local and international. Most of the time my taste buds and stomach are able to fiddle with the different flavors they get to savor.
Having studied and worked in Baguio for several years, I had every opportunity to visit most of the cafes and restaurants in the City of Pines. One specific restaurant most baguio foodies and even visiting food bloggers rave about is Chef’s Home.
This food abode owned by a Malaysian chef (Chef Alvin Emuang) has established itself as one of the best places to eat in Baguio City. Offering an array of authentic Asian cuisine, the very modest restaurant (that looks more of a carinderia) is heaven for good, good, good food. Looking into their menu, a typical Filipino could obviously say that most of the foods aren’t the usual ones we eat everyday. To most, the, the taste could be very strong – spicy, sour, sweet. But for a person who likes trying out almost everything, I say EAT and ENJOY!
My friends and I had difficulty choosing which ones to sample. So after some deliberation, we ended up ordering the following. We had Pad Thai (I was on a search for the best pad thai then in Baguio so I insisted we try their version of this noodles and boy! It was delicious!). We also had a serving of their stir-fried okra which I think is also palatine-satiating just like its kangkong counterpart.
Then we had coffeelicious pork. Okay this we had to order because we were all curious how coffee would taste when cooked on pork, and yeah, we ended up disappointing our palates with its super bitter taste. We had the usual Thai rice which I think is already a complete meal. And for dessert, we all agreed that Chef Home’s Roti is the best and is in a very generous serving. For their menu, check the photo below.
All in all, it was such a flavorful experience. Despite the unpretentious frontage, Chef’s Home is indeed a gastronomic gem with its Asian blend offerings. By the way, if you want to eat at Chef’s Home, it is best to make a reservation (0916 444 5756). We didn’t almost have a table to eat as the place was (surprisingly full and reserved) during our visit.
CHEF’S HOME BAGUIO
13 Outlook Drive (corner Romulo Drive), Baguio City (near The Mansion)
Mobile: +63 916 444-5756 or 0999 774-6624
Open from 11.00am – 2.30pm and 6.00-9.30pm
Note: Closed on Sundays.
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