The bay leaf, known for its sweet smell, once dried, can be used to bring extra zing to any dish. How perfect it is to serve as the name inspiration for Bay Leaf Restaurant, which serves fresh and healthy dishes with a twist.
Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll immediately notice their white walls, elegantly decorated with antiques and modern touches of décor. Every angle is simply Pinterest-worthy, setting the mood for the hearty meals ahead.
The Chef’s Salad makes for a great starter. The greens are fresh and crunchy, with a creamy sauce that adds just enough flavor. There are bits of peanut brittle in the salad, which give it an extra sweetness and crunch.
The Spring Rolls are light and a great palate cleanser. Perfect in between dishes or as a light snack on its own!
The Bangus Sisig is served on a sizzling pan. The fish comes all the way from Buluan and is complemented with slices of pepper and carrots. The dish is a bit spicy, which is just the way we like it.
If you’re craving for a Korean dish, the Japchae hits just the spot. The noodle to sauce proportion is just right, containing just the right amount of spices.
For a taste of Vietnam, the Pho is a definite must-try. Simply put, it is the best Pho in Baguio, in our opinion 😉 You’re going to have to try out this noodle soup dish for yourself to find out why.
Curry is a dish we usually enjoy with pork or chicken, bay Leaf serves a curry with duck! You heard that right! If you haven’t tasted duck yet (aside from balut hihi), this dish is a good start.
If you want something heavy and savory to complement the green dishes, the Ribs are the way to go! The pork is tender and slides right off the bone.
Finally, for dessert, do it the Filipino way with freshly fried Turones topped with vanilla ice cream. And as for refreshments, you can never go wrong with a glass of Cucumber Lemonade.
With a great variety of dishes inspired from different parts of the world, Bay Leaf is on our list of favorite Baguio restaurants. There is always something new and different to try, making it perfect for families and gatherings.
See what we mean for yourselves! Visit them at Magsaysay Avenue, easily found just beside Pines Hospital.