One of the highlights of my three-day stay in Baguio City was the K-Lite Foodies at the Hub where I got to find 20-ish food stands waiting for me to try and to taste them.
K-Lite 96.7, a local FM radio station, organized a two-day food event to converge some of the most interesting food finds in Baguio and nearby areas.
As for me, this is a convenient way of trying out some of the city’s hidden food treasures right at the Ayala Technohub Camp John Hay grounds.
There may be plenty out there, but, here are the foods that caught my attention. Though, I have to say that the others are still interesting, but, either I wasn’t able to try them and look closer or I have already tasted them (like J.Co for instance).
Now, here are what I personally found interesting to look at and taste during the trip.
If you are health conscious, then, this is pretty much the way to go. The Live Long Detox Bar and Organic Shop is a relatively new restaurant in Baguio City. They offer juices, salads, main dishes and snacks – all but for one common thing – to be healthy.
A more detailed review of their shop – right here – Live Long Detox Bar
Kung Fu Kitchen, managed by the same group as SumoSam, Dekada, et al, is inspired by Chinese food. They showcased during the Foodies at the Hub some of their quick meals and muches like the Chicken Feet and Siopao.
And if you are not full yet, Kung Fu Kitchen has a range of full meal menu to satisfy your hunger. Here are my thoughts when I tasted Kung Fu Kitchen Baguio City.
If you’re looking for something good to go along with your crackers or snacks, then the Spread by Chef Joaquin might interest you.
I find their varieties good and intriguing at the same time. They have:
- Jalapeno Salsa
- Spinach Dip
- Bacon Bourbon Jam
- Salted Coffee Live Pate
- Chilli Chocolate
For Frying Out Loud
This, I got to say, one of the surprising treats for me during the event. All the while, I thought what they offer are pasta. Lo and behold, For Crying Out Loud sells deep fried fries, only difference is that, they used the fries as substitute for pasta or crust. Personally, i like the Chilli Cheese fries that taste more of like a spicy taco dressing all over the fries. At 65 and 75 pesos per order, this can be heavy in the tummy.
Hot Off the Grill ( by Everything Nice)
Hot Off the Grill specializes in gourmet like sausages
Jovy’s Kitchen is another health-friendly, diet-conscious selection in Baguio city. Founded on the principles of Paleo diet, their dishes offer a substitute for the regular food that many people without sacrificing diet.
G and C Cafe
Here’s another interesting find, especially if you are already out of ways to fascinate yourself with pastries.
G and C Cafe has a wide range of cupcakes. From the usual ones to the unusual ones that can trigger your senses for something new to taste. Just look at the photos to know about it.
Zing, on the other hand, adds volume and taste to your vegetables as dressings. Currently, they offer two variants: the French variant (caesar) and the Baguio-inspired Strawberry variant.
This is one of the long-queued stalls during the event, the BBQ Boss. Sporting of their 12-inch barbeque, no wonder people line up as it is only priced at Php 80. Then just add Php 20 for the rice, and you can have a meal that is heavy for your tummy already.
So whether you’re in for a healthy alternative or just want to stuff yourself with sumptous meals, the K-Lite Foodies at the Hub was a rich venue to feature home-grown delicacies so as for people to try new things.
Next time, I just hope that it’ll be three days already for more people to enjoy. Good food plus games, good music and nice al fresco set-up at Camp John Hay, what more can you ask for?
Thanks to the following entities for making our trip to the K-Lite Foodies at the Hub possible:
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