FOTD Resto Cafe is a newly opened casual dining restaurant in Baguio City serving Filipino and Chinese comfort food, as well as pasta, sandwiches and coffee. It is located along Naguilian Road in Quezon Hill near the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. FOTD stands for "Food of the Day".
The restaurant opened last September 2014 and has already gained popularity among Baguio City residents. It is now a favorite dining place of families and barkadas, while more and more tourists have already discovered this Baguio City secret. Their dishes are based on the home cooking recipes of the owner, Mrs. Cora Cu.
|Le Hong's Pork Adobo with Egg|
We started to sample some of FOTD's best-selling Filipino-Chinese comfort food dishes. The Le Hong's Pork Adobo with Egg (₱180.00) is a Chinese-style adobo of pork belly braised for hours resulting to a flavorful thick sauce and super tender meat. Hard-boiled egg is cooked in the sauce and is served on the side together with a cup of plain rice. Edgar loved this dish because it reminded him of his mom's Chinese home cooking. The dish is good for, just order extra rice, of you have big appetite, you will surely enjoy this with extra rice.
|Eggplant with Minced Pork|
We then tried the Eggplant with Minced Pork (₱120.00) another Chinese-style dish of eggplant slices and minced pork cooked in a flavorful garlic sauce. This dish is served with a cup of plain rice. I enjoyed this dish because of the freshness of the eggplant which went perfectly well with the flavorful minced pork.
|Crispy Breaded Chicken with Mushroom Sauce|
Another best-seller of FOTD is the Crispy Breaded Chicken with Mushroom Sauce (₱160.00) with a generous serving of two tender and moist chicken thigh fillets coated in super crispy breading and smothered with creamy mushroom sauce.
In addition to rice meals, FOTD also serves pasta and pizza. Mrs. Cu recommended that we try their Pesto-rrific Pasta (₱140.00). Pesto isn't really difficult to make, but the quality of depends a lot on the ingredients used. Baguio being a producer of vegetables and herbs makes fresh and high quality basil leaves accessible to restaurants. FOTD's recipe has a well balanced taste of herbs, garlic and seasoning. Not too bold not too light.
Finally for dessert we had the Blueberry Cheesecake (₱75.00) and Creme Brulee (₱55.00). The no-bake blueberry cheesecake was creamy has well-balanced sweetness and tanginess. The creme brulee had a rich vanilla and egg flavor.
We ended our lunch with Iced Chocolate (₱75.00) and Cafe Latte (₱65.00). FOTD serves really good coffee which make the place ideal for students looking for a cafe where they can work with their laptops. There's also good mobile internet connection in the area. During our visit, we actually were able to write and publish a blogpost.
|Iced Chocolate & Cafe Latte|
The best way to reach FOTD is by taxi. Tell the driver to bring you to Quezon Hill and drop you off at the "arko" (arch) before reaching the grotto. FOTD is located at the corner of Naguilian Road and 2nd Road. If you will be visiting the grotto, FOTD is a great place to have breakfast or lunch.
FOTD Resto Cafe
2nd Floor Jeff's Off Road Shop
No. 2, 2nd Road corner Naguilian Road, Quezon Hill, Baguio City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Number: 0927 778 8788