Featured Sagada Restaurants

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I don't think there were any outstanding restaurants in Sagada when I was growing up. Nowadays, Sagada restaurants are featured in regional and national newspapers. The latest mention is from Inquirer Lifestyle's Kitchen Rescue. In an article titled "Dining in Baguio and Sagada this summer", the manager of Mario's Baguio singled out 3 Sagada restaurants as recommended stops. I've eaten in 2 of the 3 places mentioned, and judging from friends' feedback, this group are must-visits for Sagada tourists. Contact numbers are provided - not surprisingly, one of the restaurants require a reservation as it is heavily booked. Here's a section from Inquirer's Article:

Chef Aklay—Run by a lambĂ© chef who has lived in Sagada for the last eight to nine years. Does Saturday-only dinner buffets at Log Cabin. Reservations necessary as he is always booked. Soups and salads made from homegrown greens, wild ferns, wild berries, wild mushrooms gathered from his hikes, Sagada pears or whatever is in season. Roasts (usually pork and chicken), homemade smoked hams, potatoes, homemade breads and wonderful desserts. Very good chocolatier; also whips up great croissants, pain de chocolat, baguette, onion breads, etc. Look for Dave to make reservations at 0920-5200463.

Yoghurt House—Walk down the main road leading to the caves. It’s around 300 m from town center, on the right side. Generous servings of homemade yogurt topped with fruit jams or granola. Good pastas. My favorite: eggplant pasta.

Ganduyan Inn—in the town plaza itself. One of the first coffee houses in Sagada. Good crepes and breakfasts by Marina. Bonus: nice Cordillera museum on the second floor by Christina Aben (Marina’s mom). My fave: wild blueberry and banana crepes. Call Marina at 0921-2738097.
For the full story, read Dining in Baguio and Sagada this summer.

5 comments:

Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

where have you not eaten of the three?

SaGaDa-iGoRoT April 4, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

hi anonymous apr 3 - i still haven't tried marina's crepes and breakfast. at least, i have something to look forward too when i go back home.

reoidste April 5, 2009 at 3:29 AM  

The BEST ang Yoghurt house. Yum. I can still remember the taste of my pasta dish.

Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 2:26 AM  

Almost a perfect place to relax. Except for 1 - have you met the woman at the Sagada Coop, she has a terrible attitude, not accommodating to visitors (I just don't know with foreigners, but me and my friends had a very unpleasant experience with her). She said she is the only one who bakes cake in Sagada, whatever you request, she will not listen...she is the one who should be followed...what a good customer service ??? when my friend askied her to bake a cake for me 'coz it's my birthdat, it looks like she was asking for a very special favor. The following day, we again went to that place because we got curious with her banana cake (in fairness its deliciuous). we boughtr several slices bacasue we really find it good, but you know what? Instead of baing happy because we bought a lot, she was so irked and bluntly said, "ano ba sayang ang foil?" OMG!!! gusto ko siya isubsob sa banana cake nya....

Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

pambabae na resto namna mga ito. wala bang masarap na pang barako?