Baguio Food Tour 2013: Choco-late de Batirol

Baguio is a city atop mountains, dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. A year round winter atmosphere makes Baguio as one of the favorite destinations among local and foreign tourists. It is a symphony of awesome people, tourist attractions and of course heavenly foods - making the city now in the country’s gastronomic map. So that’s our mission, together with my 9 travel blogger friends from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao we traveled way up to Baguio to unveil the best restaurants in the city.

It was one of those ordinary mornings in the City of Pines, cold breeze freely touched our skin, we even deliberately and repeatedly talking to each other for a smoky vapor were coming out from our mouth, like we were characters in Korean drama. It was a lot of fun!

A 12 degree Celcius is peculiar to me. To compensate our chilling body from demise temperature we headed to our first stop which is the Choco – late de Batirol to have a hot cup of their traditional chocolate de batirol. It is located at the Gate 2 of Camp John Hay and is near at the Igorot Park.

We were welcomed by the manager and showed to us how to make the famous choco-late de batirol which came from the finest local beans.  And if you’re wondering what batirol is, it is actually the rod – liked instrument used in making the chocolate drink by rolling it from your both hands inside the pot. They poured the cacao paste, milk and pinch of additive aromatic flavor in the bronze pot.

They actually have different flavors of the choco-late de batirol; the traditional blend which cost P80, the Baguio blend for P90, Cinnamon for P90, Almond for P90, Strawberry for P90 and the Choco Mallows for P95. But for me, the Cinnamon is the best!

This choco-late de batirol isn’t complete without the Filipino merienda like Bibingka, Suman sa Lihia and Turon de Langka.

Suman sa Lihia

Aside from this Choco-late de Batirol merienda set, they also serving rice meals such as for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu is the following:

Longganisa Vigan - P160
Tocino Kalabaw - P160
Pork Tocino - P160
Sisig Rice - P199 
Talangka Rice - P199

Boneless Daing na Bangus - P160 (good for 2-3 pax)
Beef Steak - P300 (good for 2-3 pax)
Pork Binagoongan - P280 (good for 2-3 pax)

Pasalubong are also available here.

Baguio Branch
Igorot Park,
Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Phone Number: (+63) 916-375-6510 (Soccoro)
(+63) 915-933-3474 (Michelle)
Facebook Page: Choco-Late de Batirol

Baguio is approximately 6-hour bus ride from Manila. I highly recommend taking the Victory Liner bus. They have an hourly trip to Baguio, bus fare is P450. Terminals can be found in Pasay, Cubao and Caloocan. Visit their website at for more info. 

Choco-Late de Batirol is one of the official sponsors of Baguio Food Tour 2013 which is supported by the Baguio Department of Tourism.

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