Just beside the culturally rich Tam-Awan Village is the Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant, offering authentic Cordilleran cuisine at a friendly price.
Baguio City is known for its rich culture and heritage. Apart from the popular tourist attractions, people in the metro oftentimes visit this mountainous city just to have a taste of their unique dishes. When we visited the city of pines on the last week of January 2018, we went uphill in Long Long Road going to Tam-Awan Village; a known tourist destination. It was noon time when we arrived in the location, so we decided to have lunch in Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant.
Real Cordilleran Vibe
The restaurant is thickly thatched similar to the indigenous nipa huts of Cordillera. It is primarily made out of wood, and embellished with different foliage; giving the restaurant a homey and rustic vibe.
The restaurant is well ornate inside with different woodwork and furniture; displaying exquisite Cordilleran art. Since the roofing is steeply pitched, the interior is cool and comforting.
Authentic Cordilleran Cuisine
Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant offers large servings of pure Cordilleran cuisine, like smoked beef, pork, and chicken, at an affordable price. Each meal is partnered with generous amount of vegetables; you will never fall short of various greens in every dish.
During our visit, we tried their chicken pinikpikan; a form of native dish carried out by repetitively beating a live chicken with a stick until it’s dead. The bruised meat gives it distinct flavor, making chicken pinikpikan unique.
In this restaurant, their chicken pinikpikan is served with etag, (smoked pork cured with salt, a common delicacy in Sagada, Mountain Province) giving it a flavor fusion of salty and bitter.
Our short stay in Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant was enjoyable. With huge servings and affordable price, including this place on your food trip list is surely worth it.
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