Exploring the food in Sagada, Cordillera region

I wish that I had more time to go around Sagada. I would have loved to try their Pinikpikan and other interesting food that were posted online and on trip advisor. I guess that I would just have to come back here to try more of their food. There are too many places that you could choose from to eat here. I will probably need another half week to stay here just so that I would not get as tired and I could go around the other towns and provinces near the area as well.

1. Sagada Brew, Sagada

This place is one that you must not miss when you come to Sagada. It just recently opened last October. They have a good menu for a relatively cheap price and for really big servings. Try their Hot Chocolate Php 100 and their Sagada Brew Pesto Php 150. They also have really good red rice. There are a lot of mosquitoes here at night so as much as possible come here during the daytime.

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They also sell coffee beans here and honey to take home.

2. Sagada Lemon Pie house, Sagada

I wasn’t actually impressed with their famous Sagada Lemon Pie Php 30 per slice.  I was expecting a lot more because of its reviews on trip advisor. Although the prices here were also cheap, in fact cheaper than Sagada Brew. I would come here for the ambiance. The teas here were also good. Php 15 for the Mountain tea and the Lemon tea.

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Lemon Pie with some Lemon tea and mountain tea.

3. Yoghurt house, Sagada

I was not able to try any of their dishes here. Although looking at the menu, the apple sandwich really sounded good. They serve a lot of healthy meals here. Actually most restaurants in Sagada have very earthy sounding meals. I just decided to try their yoghurt which was Php 85 for the Yoghurt with honey. I was expecting a lot more and I preferred the one from the Strawberry cafe.

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Yoghurt with Honey

4. Strawberry Cafe, Sagada

The best yoghurt in this town. I could not stop eating their yoghurt here, I finished it in a matter of seconds with the strawberries. Although the place had really bad service the yoghurt was worth the come to try here. Php 70 for the strawberry yoghurt, plus its cheaper than yoghurt house.

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Strawberry yoghurt

I definitely need another half  week or so in Sagada just to get around some more and eat a lot more. I really enjoyed my stay here and everything was so overwhelming. I enjoyed learning more about the Filipino culture and I cannot wait to write more about them in my next post about our adventures, spelunking, sunrise watching and so much of the things that we were able to do. Really an amazing place to visit and so much better than Baguio. Probably one of the best trips I’ve had this year.

Click on each link for each restaurant that we ate in. VISIT SAGADA! It’s really worth the long travel time.

Sagada Lemon Pie House, Sagada

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Inside lemon pie house, it was really cute since the seats were on the floor and you could remove your shoes.

I was kind of expecting a lot more from Sagada Lemon pie house, because a lot of the bloggers or advices on trip advisor would say that they have really good Lemon Pie here. I was not so impressed with their lemon pie and I found the crust hard to bite. Our lemon pie was also cold, maybe if it was fresh we would have appreciated it more.

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Sagada Lemon pie Php 30 per slice. Lemon tea was Php 15 per cup and the Mountain tea was Php 15 per cup as well. I really liked the mountain tea, it was lemon grass. Then the lemon tea was just lemon tea with honey.

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Breakfast meal, Fried eggs, Garlic rice with Longanisa Php 100. This was really cheap for a good price too.

They also serve Pinikpikan here in the Sagada lemon pie house which I would have wanted to try given enough time. Pinikpikan is this chicken that is battered first before served to you. Good for 4 persons and only available by reservation it costs Php 600. I would not come back for their lemon pie, but I would like to try their pinikpikan, A specialty in Sagada.

Yoghurt House, Sagada

Yoghurt house in Sagada is rated as one of the top restaurants. I really liked their menu, Although coming from a heavy breakfast and lunch I will have to come back here just to try the other meals on their menu. I was only able to try their Kiwi Yoghurt Lassie Php 99 and their  Natural Yoghurt with honey which was Php 85.

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I preferred the Yoghurt at the Strawberry Cafe. This was also good though Php 85

On their menu I noticed that there were a lot of salads, vegetables and curry. The next time I come back I would love to try their menu out as well as their other Lassie drinks. Their menu is very appropriate for vegetarians and health buffs.

Sagada Brew, Sagada

Mang Delio the one managing the restaurant is the friendliest person I met in this town. He entertained us a lot and talked a lot about himself to us too. This restaurant was the newest but probably the best and most established one here. I loved the place more in the morning because at night there are a lot of mosquitoes flying around.

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Sagada Hot Chcolate, Php 100. It was expensive but I will say that this was the BEST hot chocolate that I had ever tasted. You can buy the cocoa and coffee here too.

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Chicken Pesto Sandwich served with salad, Php 150. For the serving size food here is relatively cheap. I really enjoyed the salad here. They serve really good and crunchy salad with a really good dressing.

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Sagada Brew Pasta, Php 150 Tomato sauce with anchovies, Etag (Sagadan smoked ham), Garlic, olives and basil served with toast. This was really good too. I would put this up for recommendation.

You should not miss the salad and the hot chocolate, If you do come to Sagada this should be the first and the last place that you eat in. They even gave us complimentary cookies and brownies. I was impressed with the food. Plus considering the prices, it was relatively cheap. The serving size was also big compared to other restaurants here. There is apparently a branch here in Metro Manila which I will blog about soon when I find it.

Strawberry Cafe, Sagada

My first post on one of Sagada’s favorite restaurants, Strawberry cafe. This was my favorite Yoghurt house here in Sagada. They also serve breakfast lunch and dinner. If you come to Sagada I would definitely recommend coming here. Although the staff are a bit lazy here as it is a province, I did not have a problem with it. It didn’t take them too long to make the food.

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Yogurt with Strawberry, Php 70. They also serve Plain yogurt, Yogurt with Mango and also Yogurt with Banana

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Ham and cheese omelet with rice, Php 120

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Corned beef omelet with rice, Php 120

I loved their yogurt. The real yogurt, you know not the kind you’d buy here in Manila that taste like ice cream or sherbet. If you come to Sagada this place would be a must try! It’s along the main road so I doubt that you will miss this place. Everything is along the main road of Sagada and walking distance.