Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kung Fu Kitchen Dining Experience

We've decided to have our late lunch at Kung Fu Kitchen located at Harbor Point, Ayala Malls upon the recommendation of my son Edmar. It was my first time here but Edmar's second time. He had his dinner at Kung Fu Kitchen upon the invitation of his Korean friends and since he love Chinese foods and was very pleased with Kung Fu Kitchen's best sellers, he didn't hesitate to recommend this place to me and his sister Miks.  

While deciding on our order, we were served with a plate of prawn crackers, somewhat similar to the "chicharap"of Chowking and a pot of hot tea.

I love the ambiance of this restaurant, it's clean, spacious and quiet which is just perfect if you opt to have a satisfying lunch or dinner.  Browsing on their menu, we have finally decided to try their Yang Chow Fried Rice, Honey Glazed Fried Chicken and their Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet.  We were never disappointed though as I found those dishes to be super yummy.  The serving is good for 3 to 4 persons, so those 3 items that we have chosen are just perfect to satisfy our craving.  

 spacious restaurant

 bar counter

 satisfied tummies :)

 sweet and sour fish fillet

honey glazed fried chicken

yang chow fried rice

everything is yummy!!

We also had pineapple and mango shake for Php85 per order which is quite alright.  It comes in a big glass and the size can even be shared by two persons.

I was also quite pleased with the service and there was no service charge added to the bill, although you may opt to give a TIP to the waiter if you want.

Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience and I would not mind coming back the next time we happened to be at Harbor Point.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Burnham Park, Baguio City

Our first and last stop at Baguio City during our summer vacation was at Burnham Park.  We went to Burnham Park shortly after checking in at our hotel.  We went there because we badly needed our dinner after a long and tiring trip and the taxi driver recommended Solibao Restaurant which has a branch right at the center of Burnham Park.

The park is actually situated at the heart of the city centered at a man made lake.  I guess Burnham Park is a favorite destination not only by the tourists but also by the local residents.  There is no entrance fee to the park and you can simply let your day pass off just by roaming around the area, having a picnic or just having a quick afternoon snack along the streets usually flocked by vendors selling various street foods. 

There are so many benches situated around the park where one can jut sit and relax and have a view of  the beautiful scenery while enjoying the sight of kids and adults biking around the park.  You will never get worried about getting hungry as there are so many outdoor kiosks where you can have your meal.

Since we returned at Burnham Park on our last day in Baguio, we`didn't have enough time to experience all of what the park could bring.  I've heard that there was an orchidarium inside the park where various plants, flowers and trees are sold.  We had a chance though to row a boat around the lake and it was fun!

Hubby and son really enjoyed our boating experience and my daughter never stop giggling every time she had her turn to row the boat.  Being city dwellers, we did not really had the chance to enjoy much of these activities.

It was a bit sunny that day and we were really tired and perspiring and using petal pushers deodorant is such a relief. :)

We really had fun taking photographs around the park and that Burnham park experience is one of the best part of our Baguio vacation.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camp John Hay was really a part of our original itinerary during our Baguio trip.  Actually, this is my second time to visit Camp John Hay, the first being about 2 decades ago.  I was still a student then and I never really had a chance to roam around the area that time since we came with a group of excursionists from our city. 

Camp John Hay is one of the famous tourist destinations in Baguio being the former rest and recreation facility for American soldiers in Asia.  A lot has been changed since the place was acquired by a private developer and most of the usual landmarks were now replaced with modern structures, mostly restaurants, hotels and private houses.

As always, the beautiful scenery in Camp John Hay with it's pine tree line roads, colorful flowers and open wide spaces never failed to catch my attention, and yes...the butterfly sanctuary is still there.

I did not like the Butterfly Sanctuary that much though.  It is very plain and basic and only few butterflies could be seen :)  Even the small entrance fee of Php40, in my opinion would not let you see and enjoy much of the attraction.

Since it was summer that time, the place was a bit crowded and we haven't had the chance to enjoy much compared to what I expect.  Good thing, we were able to have an afternoon snack at JCO Donuts.  

Camp John Hay is still a must see place in Baguio as this still remains to be a charming, cool and perfect spot for all those wanting to experience nature at it's best.

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