Dining and hanging out with family and friends under the pine trees of Baguio is such a wonderful experience. And one of the new places I get to do just that is the Ketchup Food Community.
I immediately liked Ketchup the first time my sister brought me there, so I have been going back each time I went home to Baguio. There are five restaurants inside Ketchup that serve different cuisines. My favorites are Happy Tummy and Canto.The great thing about this small foodie hub is that you can order food from any of the restaurants – doesn’t matter where your table is. So I can always order my favorite Canto dishes while I’m seated at Happy Tummy!
(I’m sorry if the food shots don’t have prices to go along with them. The last time I was there was in June, and I seem to have lost the receipts that I kept exactly for this purpose. It took me a while, unfortunately, to find time to blog about Ketchup! I’ll try to update with prices later.)
Happy Tummy serves affordable Thai food without sacrificing quality. Hmmmmm… That sounded like a hard-sell marketing line. But it’s true! 😀
I love the spicy and fresh flavors of Happy Tummy’s Tom Yum – perfect for a cold Baguio day.
The Pad Thai comes in a generous serving, and doesn’t scrimp on the good stuff – shrimps, chicken, and lots of ground peanuts!
Chicken Curry – surprisingly mild though.
Bagoong Fried Rice with crispy garlic bits goes perfectly with most of the dishes.
Now, on to Canto… Canto serves American cuisine such as ribs, burgers, salads, and pink almond-lychee drinks.
For starters, order some Taco Salad, because the Barbecue Ribs could take a while. (But it is worth the wait, I tell you.)
The Barbecue Ribs/ Lomo Ribs is my absolute favorite at Canto. It comes in either full or half slab. The half slab is actually good for two to share. This, below, is the full slab – it’s good for around 3 to 4 hungry people. (Okay, I got some help from my sis who texted that the full slab costs Php300.00. Only!)
For dessert, my sisters and I enjoyed Canto’s Red Velvet Cheesecake and Panna Cotta with steaming mugs of coffee.
The Ketchup Food Community will definitely be a mainstay in my Baguio itinerary. Ever since I’ve boycotted SM Baguio, I’ve consciously put more effort in bringing the kids to other places in Baguio. Since Ketchup is within good distance from famous Baguio destinations (such as the Mansion House, the Wright Park, Mines View Park and Camp John Hay), it will be a good place for a pitstop.
Not only is the food superb; the prices are so friendly too. On my first visit there (we were a party of 12, all hungry and tired from climbing up and down the Wright Park stairs),I spent around Php 1,800.00 for a hearty lunch at Canto and Happy Tummy!
Check out the Ketchup Food Community on your next Baguio visit. It’s across the Wright Park, and on the right side of the road as you come off the Pacdal Rotunda on the way to the Mansion House. See their Facebook page for updates.
Address: Romulo Drive, Barangay Lualhati, Wright Park, Pacdal, Baguio City, Philippines