Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Market in Baguio Philippines - Finale

This is my finale on the Philippines and will not be posting until the weekend unless I have online access and time.

Adanao Square is next to the market square. It is also where Chow King is, occupying the ground floor corner space. This was where we have our breakfast in a nice cool and balmy morning. We were forewarned not to have food in Chow King as it is mediocre. The refrain was, go for authentic Filipino street food. Anyway it was not etitrely bad as fast franchised food has its merits. Good standard service, quality control, strategic and comfortable environment and consistent processes that delivers safe and clean food albeit compromising on taste.
Wanton Mee in all its mediocre, clinical and sterile form!
Wanton Beef Noodles. Taste 5/10.Then we took a stroll around the wet and dry morning market as well as checking out kiosks selling all types of food, crafts, souvenirs in various shapes, sizes and forms that touristy shoppers would look for and feel it is worth buying.Hawkers playing a cat and mouse game with enforcement authorities.Sausages galore!These were not soft tofu but LARD slabs for cooking. They have taken cooking to a dizzying lardy cholesterol heights.Pails and pails of large shrimps everywhere.Mussels, clams and snails.Mussels (tahong) stir-fried with garlic to perfection. Yum.
The Lechon Baboy (Roast Pork) - Obligatory dish for any Filipino celebrations at RM21 per kilo.And grill bangus, tilapia and tuna.

12 comments:

J2Kfm said...

nice place. though yeah, the noodles a bit generic and bland.

such large shrimps on the street, and nobody cared to steal one or two? :)

mimid3vils said...

What is those colouful oval objects? Eggs?

worldwindows said...

J2Kfm... Yes, only those from the coffee shops or roadside stalls.

MD... Yes, eggs.

Selba said...

Wow.. sausage galore!!!

Very interesting.... I think I would consider Philippines to be a place for visit someday :)

Little Inbox said...

Need to watch out Cholesterol level.

fatboybakes said...

ooh, can you buy blocks of lard like that here in KL? i've been looking...(for pastry)

teckiee said...

are those sausages? thats a lot of em.

backStreetGluttons said...

does look quite Asian Backstreet with the shrimps standing out !

SimpleGirl said...

the best thing to know the culture of a country / place is to visit their market...nice ! eye openinig experience

CUMI & CIKI said...

i could get lost for hours here..

Life for Beginners said...

Sausages galore? More like a sausage curtain! Wowsers...

P.S. I decided on the Pulai Spring Resort after reading your post on it. Did you know it's one of the first posts to turn up when I googled for it? :)

worldwindows said...

Selba... Yes beyond the initial culture shock from each other differences we will warm up to what she has to offer.

LI... Cast caution to the wind once a while.

FBB... Now that's a tall order:)

teckiee... Yes sausages' curtains.

BSG... Also at certain stretches of roads field frogs were offered for sale. Very Asian.

SG... Like you, I like to be where the actions are.

CampC... I like to wander aimlessly and even asking and talking to them if I can manage the local talk.

LfB... I brushed against the 'curtain' and it was oily:) Wow, I hope what I wrote is of help to those who checked.