On the first night of our 12-day Baguio Food Trip Vlog, we were craving for a late-night meal and after circling Baguio looking for a good location to dine, we discovered this 24/7 “Inihaw” restaurant.
“Inihaw” refers to a wide variety of grilled or pit-roasted barbecue foods popular in the Philippines. It is also known as sinugba and inasal. Typically made with pork or chicken, they are grilled over bamboo skewers and served with a soy sauce and vinegar dipping sauce.
The upper session road branch does not have its own parking lot, but there is a gas station right across the street, so we parked there instead. However, it was a bit difficult to locate space, and we had to make a few circles back and forth.
We chose to dine in their alfresco dining area, which is really unique due to its garden design, which is encircled by vines, plants, and other types of flowers. You can, of course, dine inside as well. and after settling in on our table, we started placing our order.
About fifteen to twenty minutes later, they started bringing out the food; the wait was reasonable given the grilling time.
DISCLAIMER: My star ratings are based only on my own experience and do not represent that of other guests.
We began with the Inihaw na Pusit (Grilled Squid) Meal, which comes with rice, atsara or pickled papaya as a side dish and has tender, savory squid that has been stuffed with tomatoes and spices.
Php 180 ($3.20)
We also got a Inasal na Hipon (Grilled Shrimp) Meal same with the squid it comes with rice and side dish.
Php 230 ($4.10)
The next dish Sinigang na Salmon Belly, a variation on the classic Filipino sour soup made with salmon belly. It was wonderful that the sinigang was served steaming hot.
Php 250 ($4.45)
For our third round of inihaw, we decided to try out the Inihaw na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly).
Php 199 ($3.55)
And the Inihaw na Bangus (Grilled Milk Fish) will be our final inihaw dish. The fish was a little dry, but it was delicious and it was topped with tomatoes and spices.
Php 230 ($4.10)
We also order Pinakbet, and like the sinigang it was served steaming hot, it was good and the veggies was cooked just right, we love it.
Php 160 ($2.85)
Last but not least, you should also try their Okroy, which is short for Okra na Okoy. Okoy or ukoy are crispy deep-fried fritters prepared in the Philippines using glutinous rice batter, unshelled tiny shrimp, and other veggies.
Php 120 ($2.15)
Total Bill: 1,400 ($24.90)
(For 4-5 Pax)
This restaurant is convenient for late-night eating, but it is also inconvenient because there is no parking lot. Overall, we enjoyed our meal; most of our food was brought hot, and grilling seafood can result in toughness if not done properly; we particularly enjoyed the squid, which was tender and tasty. And I believe the pricing is fair. Are we returning? Yes.
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