I've been hearing good reviews about Zenz Bar and Restaurant, the in-house restaurant of Mines View Park Hotel. That's why I am so delighted that the restaurant invited us for lunch on our Baguio Food Tour held last weekend. The restaurant offers Asian, Western Cuisine and continental entrées using Baguio's fresh farm produce such as crisp vegetables and freshly-picked fruits.
We sampled on Zenz Bar and Restaurant's signature dishes, Chicken Pork Adobo with strawberries and Strawberry Sinigang. Yes you heard it right, Filipino favorites with a twist by adding one of Baguio's well-known products, the strawberries. Tourists and locals visiting Baguio City often go to Zenz Restaurant for these unique dishes.
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Guests can request for either pork, beef, shrimp or fish in their strawberry sinigang. It still tastes like the usual sinigang, but the strawberries add a sweet-tangy and fruity flavor to the broth. It's sweet but with still the right sourness that I'm looking for a sinigang. I love it as I enjoyed my hot serving on a cold Baguio weather.
The chicken pork adobo with strawberries is so good. I like it more than the sinigang. I love the unique taste that the strawberries added on the adobo.
We also feasted on different desserts that the restaurant offers. We had Choco Cheese Crepe, Corn Cheese Crepe and Cheese Crisp. All of them are really good!
To cap our lunch we had Berry Strawberry Crisps - strawberry ice cream with cheese crisps. Yummy!
Aside from their best-sellers, they also serve other dishes such as salads and pasta.
So if you find yourself in the vicinity of Mines View Park or on your way to Good Shepherd to buy jars of ube and strawberry jams, why not drop by Mines View Park Hotel for lunch or dinner? I'm sure, you'll also love their innovative dishes. Zenz Bar and Restaurant is located at the lobby of Mines View Park Hotel and is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.
Zenz Bar and Restaurant at Mines View Park HotelAddress: 1 Apostol St. corner Outlook Drive, Mines View Park, Baguio City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Contact numbers: (6374) 424-1088 / (+63) 922-888-6392 / (+63) 917-593-1316
How to Get to Mines View Park HotelMines View Park Hotel located a few steps away from the famous Mines View Park. It is only 4 kilometers away or 10 to 15 minutes drive away from Session road. If you take a taxi, it will only cost around 50-60 pesos. By jeepney, ride a jeepney with the sign "Mines View Park" from downtown Baguio, Mines View Park Hotel is within walking distance from the park.
HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITYFrom Manila, take a Victory Liner bus bound for Baguio City. Victory Liner has hourly trips to Baguio City. Terminals can be found in Pasay, Cubao or Sampaloc. Fare is around 450 pesos and travel time is 6 hours. Visit their website (www.victoryliner.com) or follow them on Twitter @VictoryLineInc for inquiries and updates. Thank you Victory Liner for sponsoring our trip to Baguio City.
This is part of Baguio Food Tour 2013 that happened on October 26-28, 2013. #BaguioFoodTour2013 is a gastronomic adventure in the Summer Capital of the Philippines participated by 10 bloggers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Beyond the usual tourist attractions, this event aims to promote Baguio City as a food destination in Northern Luzon. Read more from the links below:
WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO CITY?
WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY?
- Choco-late de Batirol at Camp John Hay
- Zenz Bar and Restaurant at Mines View Park Hotel
- Starbucks @ Camp John Hay and Divine Sweet Delights
- Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant at Microtel Inn and Suites
- Purple Lounge @ Upper Session Road
- Zola Resto and Cafe in Session Road
- Hill Station at Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road
- Le Chef at The Manor, Camp John Hay
- Turf Lounge and Bar in Laubach Road
Disclosure: Zenz Bar and Restaurant at Mines View Park Hotel is one of the partner-restaurants of #BaguioFoodTour2013. Thank you for hosting us in Baguio City.
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