FoodPrints Baguio photo diary


Multifaceted Baguio relaxes as well as stimulates. Foggy mornings and evenings, the peculiar cityscape, the winding eclectic streets, the bustling markets, the myriad of cultures — all these and more make Baguio that picturesque place in our hearts and minds.


Happy to have gone up to Baguio for the FoodPrints shoot for Season 3. The stint was extraordinary. The FoodPrints family grew into a clan — Chef Sandy Daza’s daughter Ali was with the dad, Jennie’s family was complete on the first day, I met new friends like Asunta Rufino, who happens to blog also, and her super smart 5-year old granddaughter, named Una, who takes very good pictures even with my distressed camera. Asunta is the mom of director Cris and cinematographer Iggy Bilbao, so photography must run in their family. As we all know, there are luminaries who are intertwined with the Baguio food scene. So we met many of them, courtesy of Musicgarten artist/art teacher RL. I got starstruck with national artist BenCab. And Kidlat Tahimik, the Father of Filipino Independent Cinema, can be animated in person.

Stay tuned, will post more stories about the FoodPrints Baguio episodes.

Bencab!I had to try the duck flakes of the BenCab Museum’s Cafe Sabel. It has the makings of a comfort food.Cafe Sabel Duck FlakesSandy and AliNot so ordinaryLa Trinidad Strawberry FarmGreensStrawberry Farm wth AsuntaThe beautiful photo is from Asunta.LettuceLa Trinidad StreetCorn Vendor in La TrinidadRiceThe Daily GrindCoffee BeansBaguio StrawberriesLa Presa's StrawberriesStrawberryTwin StrawberriesThe Modern BaguioBatirolThere’s cute Una.JC de VeraBumping into JC de Vera (above) and the Doods (below).EduBaguio FogIHeartBaguioPicture 652TurtleUnaOMG, BaguioPicture 373Vegetarian PancitToday's DessertsOzark Pork ChopPortrait of a bloggerIggyAmareTentBW DotsTunoPicture 247My new blogger friend Asunta.TukaIndigenous Fabric LampLemon MeringueCraft BeerThe only craft beer place north of Manila. Baguio Skyline

Other photos courtesy of Asunta Rufino, Melanie de Leon, Poks Madrid, Jonel and  Francis.
Photographed  by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015

Berry, Berry Strawberry

Berry Strawberry

I happen to love anything strawberry.
Strawberry Shortcake, the greeting card character. The cutest!
Strawberry shortcake, the cake. Exquisito!
Strawberry parfait. A childhood paborito. (Laoagueños, remember Hot Stuff?)
Frozen strawberry daiquiris. Eeek, disco days!
Chocolate-dipped fresh strawberries. Mmm, Ghirardelli!
Fresh strawberry smoothie. Wee, I just had a tall glass:)
Hand-select succulent strawberries… it’s more fun in the Philippines!

Strawberry Picking (in La Trinidad Valley)

Thanks to the Cordilleras’ subtropical highland climate, Baguio has become synonymous with strawberries.

About 10 kilometers from the heart of Baguio (every Pinoy child’s dream destination) are La Trinidad Valley’s 66 hectares of strawberry fields, simply called the Strawberry Farm. Experience strawberry-picking to your heart’s content within November and May!

Guess what else is berry Pinoy in Strawberry Farm?

More strawberry than Cobunpue’s:)5 pesos per shot on the strawberry chair:)Strawberry Key ChainsHandmade strawberries.Strawberry Coin PursesHand Knitted Strawberry Mobile Phone Cases
La Trinidad sorbetero (ice cream man)…
Sorbetero (Ice Cream Man)
Strawberry sorbetes (“dirty” ice cream)…
Pinoy Strawberry Sorbetes ("Dirty" Ice Cream)
Strawberry-flavored Lengua de Gato milk cookies…
Strawberry Lengua de Gato
And taho with strawberries in syrup!
Strawberries in syrup (with taho)

The Classics
Strawberries by the basket…
Strawberries by the basket
Strawberries by the box…
Strawberry StandStrawberry MarketFresh Strawberries
Forever the pasalubong…
Strawberry Jam
Shades of strawberry…everlasting garlands.
Everlasting (from the Land of Strawberries)

On a side note, La Trinidad was our original destination. The Land Cruiser the men were supposed to check out was too pink. Kidding aside, I had fun photographing Strawberry Land in sixty seconds.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012