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    Café on the Ridge at the Taal Vista Hotel: Great food, ambiance and cultural show

    by nixca316 Written Nov 6, 2013
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    Cafe on the Ridge is one of my favorite buffet(and a la carte) places in the whole of Luzon. The fresh vegetables and fruits, the entrees, the desserts, the theme of the season, the musicians(and singers), the cultural show and the service is superb.

    Per Person:

    Breakfast Buffet (Daily) PhP699.00++
    Weekday Lunch Buffet (Monday to Friday) PhP788.00++
    Weekday Dinner Buffet (Friday) PhP888.00++
    Saturday Lunch Buffet (With Heritage Cuisine) PhP988.00++
    Saturday Dinner Buffet PhP888.00++
    Sunday Lunch Buffet (With Heritage Cuisine) PhP988.00++

    They are open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

    The coffee is great too!

    After eating your meal you can go out of the restaurant and enjoy the view of Taal volcano and feel the breeze.

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    RSM Lutong Bahay Restaurant: Tagaytay Specialties

    by danyelspips Written Mar 13, 2013

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    The restaurant is within the view of the "Taal Volcano."
    The place is so local with all the wooden chairs, tables and everything. The serenity of the place is what I appreciated most. No modern touch.

    From the name of the Restaurant "Lutong-Bahay" or Home-cooked foods, all the foods served here are freshly cooked.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is the "Bulalo"- which is so famous in Tagaytay.

    I also like the Sinangag with Tapa because the beef meat is so tender.

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    Pamana: True legacy of great food and more

    by nixca316 Written Oct 9, 2012
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    I have been seeing this restaurants during road trips to Tagaytay and Batangas, but I thought it was "just a museum", without food or drink, until I saw it on Travel Time's episode:LOOKING BEYOND THE RIDGE, which was aired a year before my brother crossed over (May 21, 2011).

    Read this article written by Ricky Lo called "Pamana: A Restaurant with a family history"to learn more about the restaurant.





    I love the feeling I had when I first entered the place. It had a mini store filled with different goodies, including stuff that Ms. Happy Ongpauco concocted.

    Pamana means inheritance or legacy and going around the place you would feel and see that the heirs are taking care of the name they inherited from their ancestors.

    When you are there, it is like you are entering their home and you feel welcome there.

    There are lots of pictures of the matriachs and patriachs plus their descendants.

    The building looks a bit intimidating, but that's not the message they send once you are in.

    The service is great too.

    Favorite Dish:

    SINUGLAW This is like a sour surf and turf dish. It's a dish made of chopped, mixed pieces of grilled (sinugba=Cebuano for grilled) meat and ceviche (kinilaw is the Cebuano term) Sinug-law

    ALIGUE RICE made of salted fat...yes, fat...of a crab, rice and other ingredients. It's very, very yummy!

    KARE-KARE! I love Kare-kare and if your Kare-kare is "honored" by my taste buds, then you'll be an unforgettable and highly recommended restaurant.

    FILIPINO BANANA SPLIT (not sure if this is the exact combination because we shared it, but there was ube or purple yam/taro, chocnut, and mantecado---some kind of buttery Vanilla flavor with anise or nutmeg...or was it mango or cheese? Oh well, we all enjoyed it)

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    Yellow Cab Pizza: The Global Local Pizza

    by nixca316 Written Oct 9, 2012

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    Slowly, this global quality local pizza, is conquering the whole country, and little by little, the world.

    I love this particular branch that is shared with "her brother", ARMY NAVY (Burritos, burgers, etc.), because of the awesome view of Taal Volcano.

    It's practically self-service, but the staff still serve us very well, most especially when my dear autistic-savant brother, RJ, was still alive.

    You have a choice whether to dine in or al fresco, but of course, if the weather is great, the perfect choice is al fresco.

    Favorite Dish:

    Among their wonderfully made pizzas, my favorite is the DEAR DARLA. (click it so that you would learn how to eat it) and it's perfect with SOLA Raspberry tea.

    Their ice creams are good too!

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    Leslie's Tagaytay: Good food and great view of Taal Volcano

    by nixca316 Written Oct 9, 2012

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    Leslie's version of BULALO
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    Not everybody enjoys their Leslie's Tagaytay experience, although most of us do. The place is seldom empty, so maybe, just maybe, some of the diners feel that they are not served well. I, more often than not, give at least one more chance before I decide to be loyal or never ever to return again, not unless something "monumental" happens.

    We are very fortunate to have wonderful experiences in Leslie's. The food tastes just right and we are served with smiles on their faces.

    True, there were minor mishaps, but could be overlooked.

    If you love to observe other diners, you will see that they are happy talking about life, love, and whatever else under the sun, while they are enjoying their food.

    We loved the old look of Leslie's, but a little before Easter, they huts overlooking Taal Volcano, were given make-overs.

    Families usually love to stay in the huts, especially those with little children, so that they can freely play while they dine as they are looking after them(May I suggest that at least one grownup should look after them?)




    Hours

    M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 6:00am - 12:00mn

    Cash and major credit cards are accepted

    Favorite Dish:
    Bulalo This hot soup is one of the best loved in the country, especially those who love beef. Some of the best Boo-lah-loh soups are found in the Tagaytay area and thankfully, Leslie's in one of them. If you are adventurous enough, the marrow that is tapped out of the bone is very, very delcious with hot rice.

    Ingredients

    1 kilo Beef shank with bone marrow intact
    water
    1 big Onion, sliced
    3 stalks leeks, sliced
    1 package dried banana blossoms
    2 pieces sliced tofu/beancurd
    Optional Fish Sauce to taste
    Freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Directions

    1. Place Beef shank in water to cover and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes then remove shank and discard water.

    2. Boil the shank again in 8 cups water until the stock is flavored and [the water] reduced to half the amount.

    3. Add the onions, leeks and banana blossoms.

    4. Season to taste with sauce and pepper, then add the beancurd.

    5. Serve hot.

    (From Wiki Recipes)

    Sweet and Sour Lapu lapu(Garoupa) This is my dad's favorite, since he rarely eats meat and he watches his diet. He requests the kitchen not to make it too salty and without msg...they follow his "orders". The dish served is still very, very delicious.

    Kare-kare I just love Kare-Kare...I love the sauce...the most famous kare-kare is made of oxtail or beef.



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    Robinsons Mall: choice of restaurants

    by davidjo Written Sep 10, 2012
    3 bottles 105 pesos

    We ate a t two of the restaurants at Robinson's Mall, located 3 kms west of the rotunda. There are 7 or 8 restaurants there, most have outside seating. meals are from 100- 300 pesos, and if you are lucky you will find a bucket of beer on offer.

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    COLETTE'S: BUKO PIE

    by davidjo Written Sep 10, 2012
    BUKO PIE
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    You will see several Colette's Bakeries throughout the town, which has a good selection of cakes and confectionery. don't miss out on the buko pie, a delicious pie made from young coconut, which cost 155 pesos, a bargain.

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    Josephine Restaurant: Filipino Favorites and Seafoods

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 16, 2012
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    Josephine is one of the oldest Filipino Restaurants in the Country. They offer good ole Filipino Cuisine and comfort foods and filipino fusion cuisine. They started in the 1960's in cavite province and branched out to Manila and to Tagaytay City. Their Specialties Include the Filipino Version of the French Bouillabase recently renamed "Mutya Ng Cavite". This is their branch in Tagaytay City.

    Opens 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    According to their website:

    In 1965, Alfonso Sarayba, Sr., whom family and friends called Ponso, bought 8 hectares of fishpond in the town of Kawit, Cavite. Fishponds were considered especially good sources of income, but Ponso wanted to transform his fishpond into something different. What he had in mind was building a housing subdivision over land he was going to reclaim from it.

    Despite numerous obstacles and relatives' thinking him crazy, Ponso was not discouraged. He borrowed money from friends to raise enough capital for his business plan. This was considered a pioneer undertaking then because land reclamation was not the usual practice at the time.

    During the construction of the housing subdivision, someone thought of opening an eatery. The fish were plentiful and the workers needed to eat. Ponso opened the restaurant and named it after his wife, Josephine, whom many called Josie.

    On December 22, 1966, the first Josephine Restaurant opened to the public. The people came in droves. They were eager to leave the hectic city life in Manila to enjoy the provincial air that boosted their appetite for fresh seafood.

    Josie took over the entire business and imparted her culinary skills to her growing number of employees. JOSEPHINE RESTAURANT, The Home of Fresh Seafood became the family's major line of business.

    Favorite Dish: My favorites are the "Mutya Ng Cavite Soup" a seafood medley patterned after the french bouillabase soup at 450 pesos an order. The Sizzling Bulalo Steak at 500 pesos an order. The Grilled Liempo at 400 pesos an order and more.

    They Also have Buffets:

    Breakfast Buffet Weekends:
    -P410.00+ per person
    -P310.00+ children below 4ft
    -P100 discount for no left over
    Lunch Buffet
    Weekends:
    -P495.00+ per person
    -P395.00+ children below 4ft
    -P100 discount for no left over

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    "The Grill" By Antonio's: Third of Antonio's Restaurants

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 15, 2012

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    The Grill by Antonio is the third and the cheapest restaurant owned by Sous Chef Antonio Escalante in Tagaytay City. If Antonio's Garden was gourmet european fusion cuisine and Antonio's All Day Breakfast is European Style Breakfast, The Grill is Filipino food, specifically Illongo Cuisine (from Iloilo province) of which he came from. Basically most meals available here are grilled but not all. They have an ecletic selection of assorted filipino dishes and comfort food too.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Inasal (grilled Chicken w/ lemongrass, this is similar to grilled vietnamese chicken that I sometimes wonder if many asian cuisine use lemongrass as seasoning in grilling chicken) thigh cost about 120 pesos (2.40 USD), chicken breast at 100 pesos. Bulalo at 400 pesos, Sizzling Bulalo Steak at 500 pesos. Inihaw na Liempo (grilled pork belly) at 250 pesos. Shrimp Sinigang at 400 pesos an order.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

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    Taaleña Restaurant and Bar: Great view, good music, good food, great heart

    by nixca316 Updated Oct 24, 2011
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    We wanted to try "something new", but the place had to have a good view of Taal volcano...somewhere we have not been to before. Before going to a place, we had to have a good feeling, at the very least.

    When we got tired of "searching" I decided that we should go to Tootsie's, but dad said, "I don't think they have a good view of Taal..." then we saw the very BIG sign of this restaurant. I wonder why we've missed this because we have been in and out of Tagaytay for more than thirty(30) years. Tsk, tsk.

    This place has been featured in Mabuhay Magazine and travel shows, and I couldn't find it. OK. I can blame it on my peripheral vision again, but gees, am I not a RESEARCHER? ;p I did not try hard enough.

    Maybe there's really such a thing as "perfect timing". My autistic savant, but non-verbal brother, was in his "no eye contact mode/mood" that day that he looked really pathetic. We wanted to bring him to a place where his spirits would be lifted.

    When we arrived we had a good feeling. It was an odd time so there were not many people there. Only a few groups were there, but the place was big that it was seemingly empty. For us, that was good. There was privacy and a good view to boot.



    They are Open from 7 in the morning until midnight and they accept Visa and Mastercard

    You may also request The Taaleña Restaurant Duo to serenade you with songs of your choice (check my Tagaytay videos) ;)

    Favorite Dish: When the food arrived, we were not disappointed. The taste was just right for our very discriminating taste.

    Every we tasted was great, including the desserts, but please, don't miss the crunchy tawilis(small fish). It does not look "great", but it tastes oh so good.

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  • Antonio's Restaurant (in Tagaytay, Philippines): Topnotch Restaurant!

    by Mrnicholls Updated Jul 18, 2011

    Antonio's Restaurant = Excellent food + excellent service + astonishing architecture & art = PERFECTION

    It was a beautiful magazine article written about Antonio's that made me so eager to try this restaurant. It had been a long wait; almost a year. Finally, in celebration of our wedding anniversary, my husband and I went to Antonio's for lunch three days ago and got to experience first-hand the most wonderful and incredible things that were described in the magazine article. The food was amazing - it was a fusion of what I would describe as French-Spanish-Filipino-German cuisine, so perfectly meshed that we couldn't help but smile at every bite. The restaurant itself is beautiful - it is like a palatial home adorned with beautiful pieces of artwork and furniture, reminiscent of the Philippines as a Spanish colony from the 1500s to the 1800s. The service was superb. One of the highlights of our day was meeting the man himself, the owner and chef - Antonio Escalante, who approached each table and greeted everyone in the room with so much warmth, as if we were his own friends and family. The chef even gave me and my husband generous servings of his delicious home-made limoncello. It was a nice way to end our meal. I recommend ordering the limoncello; if it's on the menu. It is smooth but quite potent so if it is too strong for your taste, try it with the dalandan juice.

    A perfect 10!

    Note: make sure to go to the right Antonio's for this experience.  Check out their website: http://www.antoniosrestaurant.ph/ - if you like what you see on their website, you will find it even better in person

    Fact: Antonio's is rated as the 5th top restaurant in Asia by Miele Guide, Asia's guide to the region's top restaurants, for 2010/2011

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    Antonio's Garden: Antonio's Garden in Tagaytay

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 18, 2011

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    Antonio's Garden (owned by fine dining chef Antonio Escalante) is a fine-dining restaurant in Barangay Niugan in Tagaytay serving gourmet food. It is in the Top Ten Restuarants in Asia according to the Miele Guide. It is the most high end of antonio's restaurants in tagaytay. the other restos are Antonio's All Day Breakfast and Antonio's Grill.The place is tucked discreetly into Tagaytay's interior, about 2 kilometers from the main road. The landmark is when you see a large radar dome (not the square radars on the left side of the highway!)with a road going through it on the right side, then turn right through it. Antonio's Garden has a big welcome sign at the gate, then go through a dirt road towards a wooden gate that welcomes you through a parking space and lush garden. There are several eating levels - an outdoor garden with a pond full of colorful Koi or a veranda overlooking the Tagaytay landscape. There's a variety of starters, from cream of white onion soup to cream of tomato soup and coffee souffle. Salad with foie-gras (glazed) come with purplish dressing (raspberry vinaigrette).

    Antonio's menu includes a wide selection of main courses, which includes seafoods (scallops swimming on creamy sauce or tasty seabass, a house specialty) and steaks. A child's meal includes soup, main course, mashed potato and a scoop of ice cream. For dessert, chocolate souffle is worth checking out.

    Favorite Dish: Antonio's Trio - certified Black Angus terderloin medallion with béarnaise sauce, Lyonnaise potato, lamb cutlet with cardamon beurre blanc with gnocci, (The black angus tenderloin was as tender as it gets - well cooked on the outside, pink and juicy on the inside. The lamb was tender and seasoned just right leaving enough of its gamey taste intact). grilled Chillean seabass on truffle creamed mushrooms. That included farm-picked garden salad (like Sonia's Garden), tomato soup, dessert (double chocolate soufflé) and coffee. But my favorite was the US Black Angus 16 ounce Ribeye Steak which is good for 2 persons and served with AU Jus with freshly baked Bread. Price? about 1800 pesos (expensive by philippine standards but this kind of menu would cost about 50 dollars (2,800 pesos) in the states.

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    Taj of Andanita Tagaytay: a taste of indian food

    by heaven33leigh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    taj of andanita tagaytay offers indian-mediterranean asian fusion food. although i read several good reviews about the food, i was quite apprehensive as i haven't tried indian food before (i think). suprisingly, i was satisfied with the food.

    the biryani (rice) is good for 3 to 4 persons, depending on the appetite, but quite big for 2 persons. the rotti chanai was so good, not too sweet and texture's just enough. manasala was also good and had the spice i wanted. their ice cream was creamy, but i tasted some spice in it, which was weird for me. so my husband ate it.

    the ambiance was great and the staff were never imposing. their dining tables are big and they do not have just chairs, they have sofas! really meant for diners to relax and not to rush. they also have free wifi access.

    the view from one part of the restaurant was also great, but too hot as the sun's directly hitting it (late morning and afternoon). but view's great during sunset.

    Favorite Dish: rotti chanai, which goes great with manasala or any of the spicy food in their menu.

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    Bag of Beans: British Pies and Coffee BARAKO plus ALAMID!

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bag of Beans, a coffee house, is just a few meters past Mendez Crossing and is one of Tagaytay's garden-themed cafés. This cozy place, owned by a couple named Eric (an Englishman) and Chat, sells pies and cookies they themselves bake and are served with locally brewed coffee. It's actually a coffee shop, bakery and a garden restaurant all rolled into one.

    The café has become a popular stopover for those on the lookout for an authentic English menu and a place to unwind after a round of binge eating. Its specialty are Home Made British Style Pies that come in different flavors--Shepherd's Pie, Steak Pie, Apple Pie--and are fairly priced (about 50 pesos for the cheapest) Pies can also be ordered on a 24-hour notice.

    Also on the menu are Pies 'n' Mash, Bangers and roast beef. A huge helping of Fish and Chips, an authentic British recipe, comes alongside a variety of omelettes and sausages.

    Freshly baked bread comes with different flavors--raisins, wheat and white bread--and makes for an alternative "pasalubong" from Tagaytay, instead of the usual buko pie or pineapples.

    Bag of Beans' coffee, grown from Amadeo town in Cavite, is a legend. A bottomless cup comes for about P40. Packed coffee beans are ready to be taken home too. This garden café has an element of wildlife thrown in with a pet monkey playfully pulling off tricks while rabbits roam around in an enclosure. Beans also offers a place for those looking for overnight accommodation.

    Favorite Dish: Bag of Beans Excelsa (Baraco) Blend which sells for Php184.80 (a bit less US$4) for a 500 gram bag of ground coffee. Baraco coffee, is a type of coffee grown only in the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite. It belongs to the species Coffea Liberica which has more than twice the caffeine content of arabica coffee. Arabica Robusta (combination of Robusta and Arabica Coffees) Blend for Php235.20 (US$5) for a 500 gram bag. Tropical Blend is made from roasted and ground excelsa, robusta and arabica beans. Tropical Brew retails for PhpP120 (a bit less than US$3) for a 500 gram bag.

    Steak Pie at 60 Pesos, COFFE ALAMID (coffee harvested from droppings of the Civet Cat or Alamid in Tagalog, also known as Coffee Luwak in Indonesia and Weasel Coffee in Vietnam, this type of coffee is the most expensive int the world! more expensive than arabian sanani, ethiopian sidamo or kona coffee!) at 117.50 pesos a cup (cheaper than in Bo's Coffee which is 240 pesos a cup). Coffee Alamid is Philippine civet coffee that comes only from the sweetest coffee cherries of the Philippine forests. The palm civets that naturally propagate the sugar palm trees are also the same civets that choose and eat these ripe cherries. The beans are then fermented in the digestive system of the civets, then excreted as whole beans. The coffee farmers pick these civet droppings during coffee season.Coffee Alamid when roasted, has sweet, chocolatey aroma that heightens the senses. It is light and naturally sweet. Its fine and smooth taste is perfect for a good morning start. It is a winning formula during high power meetings. Enjoy it black and pure to savor its true taste and aroma.

    *note that arabica coffee is smooth domesticated coffee found at starbucks and regular coffee shops, robusta is strong coffee added to instant coffee to add flavor and taste!, liberica is wild coffee thus is exotic.

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    Leslie's Restaurant (Part 1)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Leslie's restaurant, Tagaytay
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    Leslie's restaurant is one of the most famous in Tagaytay because of its good food, ambience and fantastic views of the Taal Lake and volcano. The local food here is delicious, with very nice ambience. You can choose to sit either in the main building where nice music is played while you are eating, or at nice small huts and also at a side annex which is protruding out with fantastic views. This restaurant is not to be missed when you are at Tagaytay, but please be careful because it is normally very crowded. I will show you the food at part 2 of this tip.

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