It’s a pre-Valentine’s weekend, and like I said before, I’m not a fan of V-day. But Jeff asked me to spend the weekend atop the mountain (Mt. Batulao) and in the cool breezy Tagaytay. It’s been more than a year since my last climb, why not? And so we had a day hike at Mt. Batulao which I will write after my sore muscles are gone, hehe. After the climb, I was so hungry that I’d like to eat at the nearest carinderia, Ate Fe’s, and order a piping hot bulalo. But Jeff wanted a more relaxing ambiance so I suggested Bag of Beans which I saw earlier.
Bag of Beans Tagaytay can’t be missed because it’s located along Aguinaldo Hiway. It has a quaint and rustic facade fit for a relaxing ambiance of Tagaytay.
The smell of coffee and fresh bread wafting through the air as you enter Bag of Beans. Inside is the bakery and a small dining area with wooden chairs and tables. I like to dine here instead of the bigger dining area downstairs. It’s like having merienda at a home in the province while the sun sets and the chirping birds in the background.
On the table, Chicken Parmigiana with Mashed Potatoes and vegetables on the side, Php 295
Juicy and tender slices of chicken dipped in bread crumbs, fried to achieve the perfect crunch, smothered with melted cheese and tomato sauce. Chicken is flavorful even if I just eat the meat alone without the sauce and breading. I like the fresh chunks of tomatoes too. I like to have more cheese though, but it’s just me. Mashed potato has that melt-in-your-mouth consistency, but I like to have a gravy paired with it.
Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and vegetables, Php 320. Thinly sliced 3 pieces of beef with a flavorful sauce. This is a perfect dish, mashed potato with a slice of beef make an awesome pair for those who have big appetite. The sauce compensates the lack of gravy of the mashed potatoes.
Despite the chilly weather that afternoon, a milkshake provided comfort for our thirsty selves.
Too bad we weren’t able to try their breads and coffee, but I made Jeff promise that we’ll come back here. He wants to ride his mountain bike around Tagaytay once he gets thule bike racks for our vehicle.
Forget Starbucks when you’re in Tagaytay, go to Bag of Beans instead.