Good Taste Restaurant in Baguio City

We had our Baguio Trip 2016 last April 29 to May 2. On our first day in the City of Pines, we had dinner at Good Taste Restaurant. It was late afternoon when we went there, and the place was already teeming with people. There was nothing fancy about the place. In fact, there are only monoblock tables and chairs inside, but the multitude of customers were enough proof that we shouldn’t leave Baguio without trying out this dining place that offers Filipino and Asian cuisines.

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Fish Fillet with Vegetables, Php170.00

This Fish Fillet with Vegetables is as good as it looks. It’s loaded with breaded fish fillets and fresh and crisp veggies. It’s actually like Chopsuey with fish, instead of pork.

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Crispy Pata, Php300.00

My photo doesn’t give justice to Good Earth’s Crispy Pata. The pork skin is so crispy (see the skin blisters!) and the meat inside is soft, moist and flavorful.

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Pancit Bihon, Php140.00

The Fish Fillet with Vegetables and Crispy Pata were already more than enough for our group of two adults, two teenagers and one kid, so we had this Pancit Bihon wrapped for take-out, plus we also ordered freshly baked pandesal to go with it. We’ve had some of it (Pancit Bihon + pandesal) in our hotel room for midnight snack, and both were good! As you can see in the photo, there’s no scrimping of ingredients in this Pancit Bihon.

Here are the things we like about Good Taste Restaurant: (1) The prices of food are so affordable. (2) The servings are generous. They need to improve their quality of service, though. Because there were a lot of people inside the restaurant when we were there, it took a while for our orders to arrive, plus there’s a member of the waitstaff that wasn’t attentive to our needs.

Good Taste Restaurant
Rajah Matanda St.
Baguio, Benguet

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Free Text Load and More from Knorr Get More Promo!

Unilever Food Solutions recently launched a new and exciting promo called Knorr Get More. Instant text load awaits every purchase of Knorr product, while free hotdog sandwiches from 7-Eleven stores are up for grabs for those who will keep on buying!

The Knorr Get More promo is a treat from Unilever Food Solutions for cooks and chefs who relentlessly work to serve the best-tasting dishes for their customers. Knorr has always been the partner of these kitchen heroes in elevating the taste of their dishes to deliver just exactly what their customers want.

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The Knorr Get More promo is open to all Smart, Talk n’ Text, Sun Cellular, Globe, and Touch Mobile subscribers until September 20, 2016.

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Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Mott’s 100% Apple Juice

Mott’s 100% apple juice is a versatile beverage that you can also use to whip up delicious and healthy recipes. Discover creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book developed for Mott’s Philippines by Philippine and US registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que. This recipe book features 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott’s 100% apple juice goodness. Below are four (4) recipes from the book: Fruity Trio Blend, Tete-A-Tete Cookies, Savory Crepes and Applelicious Spaghetti.

FRUITY TRIO BLEND
Makes 1 serving
Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon

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Ingredients:
1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder

Procedure:
1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
2. Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
3. Serve hot.

TETE-A-TEA COOKIES
Makes 35 pcs.
An Earl Grey-enhanced cookie that’s light as clouds and the perfect pair to an afternoon tea

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Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup white sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsps. or 1 teabag Earl Grey
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Procedure:
1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and mix. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
3. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
5. Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.

Recipe Variation: For a cake like texture, add one egg to creamed butter and beat until well blended before adding dry ingredients.

SAVORY CREPES
Makes 7 pcs.
A layer of French flavors that’s easy to assemble

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Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup non fat milk
2 eggs
2 tbsps. melted butter
2 tbsps. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Filling:
60g cream cheese

Procedure:
1. Combine all ingredients except cream cheese.
2. Blend well using an electric mixer.
3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.
5. Lift pan and rotate to evenly spread batter and create a thin circular shaped crepe.
6. Cook in medium heat for two minutes or until crepe comes off when pan is nudged.
7. Turn crepe and cook for 1 minute.
8. Spread cream cheese on one side of the crepe.
9. Fold crepe in half then into quarters.
10. Serve warm.

APPLELICIOUS SPAGHETTI
Makes 8 one-cup servings
Tasty and zesty but something you don’t see in a 3-year-old’s birthday party

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Ingredients:
200g uncooked spaghetti
100g ground chicken
1 1/2 cups Mott’s 100% apple juice
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1 can diced tomatoes (190g)
100g cheddar cheese, grated
100g sayote, grated
90g carrots, grated
1 tbsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Procedure:
1. Cook spaghetti in water until al dente.
2. In a saucepan, mix chicken and 1/4 tbsp. salt. Cook in medium heat, constantly stirring until dry.
3. Add sayote and carrots. Cook for 1 minute.
4. Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and milk. Allow to boil.
6. Add 1/4 tbsp. salt. Allow to boil.
7. Add 20g cheese. Cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
8. In a square baking dish, pour and evenly spread 1 ladle of sauce. Add 1/2 of the noodles. Pour 3 ladles of sauce and add 20g cheese. Add remaining half of the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce and top with cheese.
9. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Variation: To decrease sodium content, decrease amount of salt and cheese by half.

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