We spent one lazy Saturday afternoon @ Choco-late de Batirol located at Igorot Garden near Gate 2, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
Choco-late de Batirol is not like those air-conditioned restaurants you commonly find in Manila.
You are like inside a rainforest @ Choco-late de Batirol.
The flooring consists of pea-sized gravel. The chairs and tables are all made of wood.
If you are wondering what Batirol is. It means a small pot used for cooking chocolate drink, shaped like an urn, with a stirring rod that can be rotated using your palms /chocolate pot /chocolate pot maker.
Choco-late de Batirol is a hot, thick, bittersweet blend of Cacao with a distinctive texture that calms your nerves and enriches your soul. An ancient choco-late concoction with no preservatives.
My brother ordered Cold Batirol Choco-Banana Flavor.
I ordered the famous Cold Batirol Baguio Classic. I like it very much!
I love their Palabok! It's very delicious. Pancit Palabok is a Filipino noodle dish of Chinese origin. It is called palabok because the thin rice noodles are covered with a bright colored orange shrimp-flavored thick sauce. Aside from the sauce, pancit palabok has a toppings of prawns, wedge cut hard-boiled eggs, chicharon (pork cracklings), flaked tinapa (smoke fish), fried garlic and chopped of green onions. Then finished it with squeeze calamansi (Philippine Lemon) all over.
The delicious Turon de Langka comes in (3) three pieces per order. Banana lumpia or Turón is a Philippine dessert, made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably ripe plantains), a slice of jackfruit, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a papery wrapper and fried. Brown sugar is further added while frying for additional sweetness.
Verdict: Expensive but they're very delicious. Two thumbs up!