Mama’s Table Private Dining
by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente
8-course Degustation Meal
P1,500 +10% service charge per head
Strictly by Reservation only with 2 days advance notice
888-A Ambuklao Road, La Trinidad, Benguet
Telephone: +63 (74) 442-1794
Mobile: +63 915 643-8775
Email: VickyClemente@Yahoo.CA (take note of the .CA) and
I never go to Baguio without eating here. It usually is the highlight of my trip. Will be breaking down my entries for our dinner so that you can get to see all the pictures. Chef Vicky is from Canada and moved back here to retire. Now this is what she does full time. I think there is a minimum of 6 people for you to be able to reserve for a meal but its really worth it. Here is her beautiful house. It has a great view.
Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Tel /Fax: (+63 74) 442 7165
Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(last entry at 5:30 pm). Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
This place is a favorite when going to Baguio. It doesn’t only show Bencab’s collection, but it also has featured artists where you can buy artwork just like that exhibit of Pam Santos.
You can hang out here and look at the view from the cafe which is managed by the same people behind Cafe By The Ruins.
Global Warming Tour
May 08, 2013
SM Mall Of Asia Arena
Love in an Elevator
Draw the Line
Janie’s Got a Gun
Livin’ on the Edge
Stop Messin’ Around (Fleetwood Mac cover)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
No More No More
What It Takes
Come Together (The Beatles cover)
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Mother Popcorn (James Brown cover)
Walk This Way
The show for that weekend in the Bencan museum was this one. She’s apparently quite popular in the art world. These featured exhibits are the ones that they can actually sell. Because bencab’s works are not for sale. Bencab museum will be in the next feature.
Matutina’s Seafood House and Restaurant
Bonuan Tondaligan Road, Dagupan City,
(63) 917-6421466 / 075-6143162
On the way to Baguio, we always stop by Matutina’s to cut the trip. Its like homemade Filipino food that is very tasty with very reasonable prices Maybe less than 400 pesos per head depending on what you order.
Bantay Bell Tower, Vigan
You will see the view of Vigan from the top of the Bell Tower. Nothing great really. (As you can see, I have an aversion to Vigan!)
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
We went here for the day thinking it was one beautiful place based on all the pictures I’ve seen on facebook from my friends. When we got there, we were quite disappointed to find out that they only restored one street to make it look like you were back in the 60s. And on each and every corner, there was a guy with a kalesa (horse carriage) that kept on pestering us to ride the damn thing. Finally we did and of course we were disappointed it took us about more than an hour to go to the “tourist sites” which weren’t even that nice. If you see a flier promoting everything they do in the city, like weaving, kakanin making, and the zoo, my advise is: don’t even bother.
Its a rock formation situated around 30 minutes away from the Windmills of Bangui. It was quite a hike to get to the actual rock but when you get there its all worth it. Because it was right beside the water, it was very windy. When you on top of the rock, you will see how strong the waves are. There are really no safety features for this place, you just need to make sure you are careful in climbing the rock.
Paoay Sand Dunes of Ilocos Norte
I was totally blown away when I got to the sand dunes. I couldn’t believe that I was actually in the Philippines. I felt as though I was somewhere in the middle east. Because it is situated right beside a body of water, it was not hot at all, it was very windy and sand was flying all over your face. But make sure you visit after lunch already so that the sun is not that strong.
We were taught to sand board by our guide, it was really fun but it was really tiring to keep walking up carrying your board. Since its really not a sand boarding resort, there are no facilities to help you come up again. Imagine going skiing with no ski lift, that’s how we actually felt.
This is a must see when going to a tour in the solid north. You also get to ride a 4x4 truck but it was one bumpy ride. Make sure your not injured or pregnant when you do so.
McArthur Street, Bgy. 14
077- 614 -0214
Right beside Paoay church, you will see Herencia cafe. It has traditional ilocos food that was quite delicious. The pakbet pizza is one of their most popular pizzas although, I was quite disappointed when it came since it was just basically a vegetarian pizza. Unfortunately I don’t remember what other dishes we ordered but I do remember that we did like the poque poque which was a classic dish from there that consisted of eggplant, with egg and tomato sauce.