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Chocolate and Culture: A Delicious Tour of Tsokolateria and Pamana Restaurant in Baguio City

Tsokolateria and Pamana

Baguio City is known for its cool weather and beautiful scenery. It also has many delicious restaurants. Tsokolateria and Pamana Restaurant are two of these places that stand out because of what they have to offer, these two restaurants are located inside the same building, join us as we visited this cafe on our 12-day Baguio food trip vlog.

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Restaurant Facade

The Igorot Stairs in Baguio can be found right in front of the restaurant. The statues are made of wood, but they don’t look like wood because they have been painted and varnished to make them look like shiny plastic. The statues and wood sculptures show how the Igorot people, who were the first people to live in Baguio, lived. Today, not all of the sculptures on the steps are of Igorots.

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Igorot Stairs

Tsokolateria is heaven for people who love chocolate

Tsokolateria is a chocolate lover’s paradise. It offers a wide variety of chocolate-based treats and the chocolate is made from high-quality ingredients and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Pamana offers traditional Filipino cuisine

Pamana Restaurant, on the other hand, offers traditional Filipino cuisine. The menu includes dishes like adobo, sinigang, and lechon kawali. The food is cooked to perfection and is sure to remind you of home.

The atmosphere is warm and cozy, making it a great place for a sweet escape. The restaurant is set up in a way that is both old-fashioned and modern, giving you a taste of the rich culture of the Philippines.

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Restaurant Interior

The original recipe for Pamana restaurant was passed down through three generations, hence the name. Mama Chit established Barrio Fiesta, which was followed by Rod Ongpauco’s Ihaw-ihaw Kalde-kaldero Singing Cooks & Waiters and Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s Pamana & Tsokolateria.

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There’s also a section where you can shop for handmade, vintage-inspired dinnerware.

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For Sale Dinnerware
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DISCLAIMER: My star ratings are based only on my own experience and do not represent that of other guests.

The Food

Before trying their chocolate drink, we ordered lunch first, which included sinigang na buto-buto sa pinalapot na gabi, pinakbet with shrimps, sinuglaw, and a platter of garlic rice.

Sinigang na Buto-Buto sa Pinalapot na Gabi Php 385 ($6.87)

4.5 out of 5.0
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Sinigang na Buto-Buto sa Pinalapot na Gabi

Pinakbet with Shrimps Php 155 ($2.77)

3.5 out of 5.0
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Pinakbet with Shrimps

SinuglawPhp 350 ($6.24)

3.0 out of 5.0
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After we finished lunch, we ordered their drinks and desserts. First, we tried their Tablea Frappe, which is an iced version of their chocolate drink.
Php 160 ($2.86)

4.5 out of 5.0
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Tablea Frappe

The next drink is Tsoko Barako, which is a coffee version of chocolate de batirol. The urn keeps our hot drinks warm, and this wooden whisk is used to mix the drink, and the serving is for two.
Php 180 ($3.31)

4.0 out of 5.0
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Tsoko Barako

We also tried their Tsoko Mallow, which is a sweeter version of their chocolate drink. The chocolate drink was too sweet for us, so we had to order hot water and mix it into our drink.
Php 250 ($4.47)

3.0 out of 5.0
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Tsoko Mallow

We also ordered kakanins, or desserts, like this Pancake Soufflé (Bibingka at Itlog Na Maalat). One thing that stands out here is the presentation, and this looks so good and taste great.
Php 295 ($5.27)

4.5 out of 5.0
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Pancake Soufflé (Bibingka at Itlog Na Maalat)

Original Waffle – Php 290 ($5.18)

4.0 out of 5.0
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Original Waffle

4.0 out of 5.0

Overall Satisfaction

Total Bill: Php 2,312 ($41.38)
(For 4 Pax)


In conclusion, both Tsokolateria and Pamana Restaurant in Baguio City offer unique and tasty ways to eat that you should definitely try. The wide range of chocolate treats at Tsokolateria is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover’s sweet tooth. On the other hand, Pamana Restaurant serves traditional Cordilleran food that is both filling and tasty. The atmospheres of both places are also noteworthy. Most of their drinks are too sweet for us, though. Are we returning? Yes.


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