First thing that came to my mind when I saw the entrance of Cafe by the Ruins was "how quaint!"
It looked like a little hole in the wall place that promised of new adventures and sheer coziness. However, upon entering, I realized that Cafe by the Ruins has been ruined by Eurotel. Eurotel actually placed a big wall on the side of Cafe by the Ruins ensuring that there was no more view. For this, I will never ever stay at Eurotel no matter what. Eurotel, you suck!
Now, back to Cafe by the Ruins ...
FM and I met with Allan at this place. We proceeded to order. FM wanted salad and Allan and I shared.
The Baguio Bounty Salad is one of the biggest salads that I have ever seen in my life. Priced at Php300, it is truly worth every centavo. This is what they call a Ruin's Classic. It contains shrimp, poached chicken, strawberries, watercress, lettuce, and strawberry vinaigrette dressing.
It was delicious.
Tita Susie's Crispy Pata which cost only Php280 was pretty darn good. Granted that it wasn't your typical tapa but the tapa flakes were so crispy and so tasty. Fried, shredded, and with seasoned beef on top of a mountain of rice, this is best served with tomato onion relish.
The Baguio Bagnet (Php300) on the other hand is your typical Ilocano meal. Double fried pork belly that was initially tenderized in lard then refried to a crisp, this bagnet will surely land hard in your belly. It comes with Padas Bagoong which I did not like since it looked like we killed baby fishies just to eat them. However, the sinigang soup that came with it was absolutely perfect.
Here is our little group. :)
Thank you FM for this great lunch!