I love discovering these little hole in the wall places to dine in. We used to have a club that discovers these places and share it with our member. I remember it was the 5 m-Club- Meaning the restaurant has to have the 5-m’s. These five “M” are Masarap, Mura, Maliit, Malayo at Mahirap Hanapin! LOL!
I miss my club and I thought about how my experience at CHAYA in Baguio would so strike a chord with my club members. The restaurant is quite discreet at there is a small signage hidden underneath a large tree. When you come inside the gate you will see 70′s style house all decked out in Christmas lanterns. We were warmly greeted by the friendly staff and led to our table which was in the living room. The whole vibe as that of a log-cabin kitsch complete with the most charming quilts which apparently is done by the Japanese lady who owns Chaya.
Nix and I ordered up a storm and were so impressed with the presentation and flavours. The server explained to us that Chaya serves simple Japanese home cooking. I was like when can we move in? LOL! The food had this very pretty presentation with lots of colours that reminded me of the quilts that were around the walls.
I had a really beautiful lunch filled with delicate flavours and beautiful food. When in Baguio do come and eat at Chaya it will really be a welcome happy surprise. Book here for reservations. http://www.chayabaguio.net/
Right after lunch we proceeded to go back to Manila. I guess my angels were with me because soon after we left the city a huge storm occurred that rendered Baguio powerless and had a signal no. 3 typhoon! I had a great time in Baguio and I pray that I don’t have to wait for a decade to come back!