Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio City

You may wonder what we did in Baguio last February? We skipped all the usual tourist attractions like Burnham Park, Wright Park even the market since our vehicles didn’t have enough space for all the veggies we wanted to buy. We did go to Mines View not see the St. Bernard or the views but to buy walis. 

There were so many, many kinds of walis or broom to buy in Baguio it was a good thing my friend May told us the best kind was called 8 fingers because of 8 bundles woven tightly to ensure the bristles don’t fall off easily. This kind of walis is more expensive at P100 each but it can last up to a year. 
8 fingers walis (broom)-001

 We were all excited and happy to buy this walis. Cheap thrills huh?

8 fingers walis (broom)

 

Next stop was Good Shepherd where my friends stocked up on strawberry and ube jam. I was more fascinated with the delivery of a truckload of ube (purple yam). 

Ube (Purple Yam) delivery at Good Shepherd

 

These men trimmed the ube of rotten parts right on the spot. 

Ube (Purple Yam) delivery at Good Shepherd-001

Ube (Purple Yam) delivery at Good Shepherd-002

In the same compound was this Organic products store that my friend Debbie brought me to. 

Organic Products at Good Shepherd Baguio

 

We bought jars of salabat and turmeric tea. 

Organic Products at Good Shepherd Baguio-001

Organic Products at Good Shepherd Baguio-002

The salabat or ginger tea was awesome!! Only a teaspoon of the granules was enough for a large mug of really strong and spicy ginger tea that wasn’t too sweet. I have yet to try the turmeric tea with lemongrass that I bought but Debbie swore it relieved her knee pain. Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and natural anti-inflammatory. 

Organic Products at Good Shepherd Baguio- Salabat, Turmeric Lemongrass tea
Salabat, Turmeric Lemongrass tea

 

After shopping we went to The Manor in Camp John Hay for a light lunch. They had good warm crusty bread perfect with butter. 

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We had some of Le Chef’s raisin bread and it was also very good. It’s worthy competitor to Baguio Country Club’s famous raisin bread

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio-Raisin Bread

I was still full from breakfast that’s why I just had a Caesar salad. Not bad but Mario’s still has the best Caesar salad. 

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Caesar's Salad
Caesar’s Salad

 

Here’s what my friends ate.

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- The Manor Salad
The Manor Salad
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Chef Ricky's Pesto
Chef Ricky’s Pesto
Angel hair with sauteed prawns and calamari in olive oil flavoured with anchovy capers in garlic pesto with fresh diced tomato, dried chili and Parmesan shavings.
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Beef Steak Tagalog
Beef Steak Tagalog
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Baked Chilean Sea Bass in Filo Pastry
Baked Chilean Sea Bass in Filo Pastry
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Grilled Tuna Belly
Grilled Tuna Belly
In balsamic adobo sauce, with tomato-mango salad and garlic brown rice
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Bihon Guisado
Bihon Guisado

 

We got the cakes from Le Chef Delicatessen and they were just okay. 

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Chocolate Pistachio Rival
Chocolate Pistachio Rival
Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio- Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake

Le Chef at The Manor, Baguio

After lunch Debbie, May and I had a facial and hot stone massage at The Manor’s Spa and it was fantastic!! They used real basalt stones for the massage and it kept the heat much longer than synthetic stones. My other friends were back home and played mahjong until the wee hours. It’s all about relaxing and having fun in Baguio. 

Good Shepherd
Gibraltar Rd, Baguio 2600, Philippines
telephone: (074)424-2496

The Manor at Camp John Hay
Loakan Rd. Baguio City
telephone: (074) 424-0907
website

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