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Nothing Beats Their Old Sizzle!

Going back to Baguio, our foodscapade continues as we visit another fave restaurant in the city.  True to it’s slogan, nothing really does beat the ol’ sizzle of Sizzling Plate Baguio as it is known to be one of the best sizzling stops in the summer capital.  Plus points for us since this restaurant is just across the hotel that we stayed in last month (wee!).  People flock over just to get a taste of their various Sizzling Plate specials and for this season, we do have to hustle.  To give you an idea of how crazy Baguio went on last month, here’s a good snapshot:

Need I say more?  But don’t be scared, we did have fun.  Festivals are indeed fun here in the Philippines. 🙂

Going back to Sizzling Plate Baguio was very heartwarming since we did really miss the food here.  We came a bit early for dinner that’s why there were only a few people.

The wooden interior gives a good western-ish theme to the place and it keeps it kinda warm given the chilly weather outside.  People started piling up minute after minute until it was actually dinner time.  All of their sizzling dishes come with free mushroom soup which is a perfect pair to your steak.

The cow doesn’t look to be happy.. obviously.. haha

We both had Tenderloin Steak served two ways.  One is the classic cut..

This time with gravy (yum!).  I had this medium cooked because I don’t want my beef all dried up.

another is called Tenderloin Bits where it’s cut into smaller pieces and served with veggies (excuse the blurry photo)..

It was really good and a very nice way to heat up in the cold Baguio climate.  We loved this restaurant so much that we went back the following day.  This time, we had a different set of orders.  I went for their Australian Beef Porterhouse Steak and I was so happy that it turned out pretty well.

The beef was so soft and fresh.  A true Australian quality beef!

We also had their Salisbury Steak which was definitely yummy.

It even tasted better with that egg on top (sorry, the egg is covering the pattie..).  You’ll never go wrong here because they serve the freshest and finest choice of meat cuts everyday.  Value for money is fair enough since their food prices range from just 100+ up to 200+ per meal.  Their Australian Beef servings usually cost 200+.

Sizzling Plate Baguio has three branches and my favorite is the one in Abanao Extension, Cariño Street.  There’s also one along Session Road and another in SM City Baguio.  I had a bit of a bad experience with the one in Session Road because the staff wasn’t very accommodating and they served me with chewy steak.  Because of that, we said that we’ll always go to their biggest branch in Abanao.

Sizzling Plate Baguio is open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM and you may visit their branches below.  Happy Sizzling! 🙂

Sizzling Plate – SM
Lower Ground Floor Entertainment Area
Upper Session Rd., Luneta Hill, Baguio City
Tel. no. (074) 619-0826
Sizzling Plate Cariño
135 Abanao Extension cor. Cariño St., Baguio City
Tel. no. (074) 443-8486
Sizzling Plate Session
86 Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. no. (074) 442-4219

Vizco’s and the Famous Strawberry Shortcake

Wow, here I am with yet another Baguio foodscapade. 🙂 Baguio, along with Vigan (blogged about this here) has been my fave Northern destination because it’s so versatile when it comes to food.  You can go for several dishes may it be Filipino, Italian, Chinese, American, Mongolian, and a lot more because Baguio has it all.  We have visited this city several times now and it has been close to our hearts.

One of my favorite restaurants here in Baguio would have to be Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop.  Along with all the many restaurants and shops lined in the famous Session Road in Baguio, Vizco’s stand out because of their delicious cakes and pastries.  All-time favorite would have to be the Strawberry Shortcake.  As I blogged about here before,  Baguio holds the biggest strawberry farms in the Philippines.  The berries grow beautifully because of the cold weather.

See?  Fresh strawberries on top and bits of it on the center.  I just keep coming back for more!  If it weren’t for the 6-hour travel from Baguio back to Manila, I would have taken home a whole cake for sure.  haha

Aside from their lovely cakes (which I sadly wasn’t able to take photos of, fail!), they also serve the finest Pizza and Pasta.  We’ve had a couple of these during our first few visits but the last time, we had these..

Beef Stroganoff

So sorry I forgot what this pizza is called.. looking at it pretty much says everything about it though..  (reminds me of authentic Neapolitan pizza.. yum!)

Value for money is good since it’s not too expensive and yet their food is delicious (i must say).  Best to give it a try yourself when you get the chance to go to Baguio.  Session Road is Baguio‘s Central Business District  so you won’t miss it!

photo credit : life.georgeputong.com

The building you see here has been renovated so it looks so much better now.  Will take photos next time 🙂

We’ll be going back to Baguio this coming month-end because of their yearly Flower Festival or better known as Panagbenga.  I’ll take photos as usual so I can share them with you.  This is a fun event because townspeople and even tourists (mostly from Manila) all gather up to watch and join the festivities.  When we first came here, I found this site very helpful for all you need to know about Baguio.  To give you a glimpse of how many people flock over, here’s a photo from last year’s event:

Craaaazy right?? haha..  That’s what makes it more fun 🙂