Swanny’s Kitchen, Tuguegarao

Susan Carag’s kitchen inside Mango Suites in Tuguegarao City serves not your typical hotel food. There are steaks and barbecues for the meat lovers, hot and cold coffee beverages for the caffeine junkies, cakes for the sweet tooth, and sandwiches and pastas — more about comfort eating in a cozy space.

Tender hickory smoked ribs for Brandon — just not enough for him. We shared porterhouse steak and arroz a la Cubana with him.

The Black Angus porterhouse was grilled to perfection, every bite was worth the price. He got another tenderloin steak with lots of mashed potatoes. Brandon is a gauge if a resto cooks good food, promise:) He won’t finish his food or reorder if he isn’t satisfied.

I had a tiny sip from his caramel slush, loved it! I’ll save my moment for our next visit. Felt more like sleeping on the road back to Ilocos.

Two happy men!

Swanny’s Kitchen Mango Suites, Rizal St. cor Balzain Rd., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

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New place to stay in Tuguegarao: Mango Suites

After an extra-tiring-but-fruitful day at the Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Tuguegarao, all we wanted was a great early dinner in a cool spot. Phoned Maila, our friend, for help. She suggested two new places. Reny settled for Swanny’s Kitchen at Red Diwa’s, another friend’s, new hotel, described as the only boutique hotel in Tuguegarao City.

It was supereasy to find the new address– the building spells C-O-O-L.

The hotel is only 4 months old. As usual, I proceeded to check out the rooms. The rooms smelled fresh, the comfy beds were enticing… we wanted to spend a night, but then we needed to go back to Ilocos as soon we had our dinner. Life is unfair!

Architect Red Diwa is getting to know the biz too well. After establishing Mango Drive, here’s another fine place to stay when in Tuguegarao.

Room prices are friendly. Nothing over 2,800.

Mango Suites Rizal St. cor Balzain Rd., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines
Contact No.: 304-1302/0123 0917-605-3080

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