After going to the Butterfly Sanctuary, Go-Karting then walking around, we worked up an appetite. Decided to go to Choco-late de Batirol, an institution here in Baguio. The best part is it’s still inside Camp John Hay!
It is pronounced as Cho-co-la-teh de Batirol, which is the Tagalog pronunciation of Chocolate! If it sounds Spanish, it is because it is. We probably we got the word from them during our 300+ under Spanish rule.
The place is super kitchy & very #JungalowStyle. I think plantitas would love this place! Who wouldn’t love a restaurant set in a rainforest garden that is renowned for hot chocolate & traditional Filipino goodies?
We were all excited for some hot chocolate and Turon.
Turon is saba banana dusted with brown sugar then rolled inside a spring roll wrapper and fried till the wrapper is crisp. Turon sometimes jackfruit inside.
Champorado is a kind of porridge which is glutinous rice cooked with cocoa tablets. It’s best with a lot of milk and a dash of sugar. Filipinos love eating champorado on rainy days, especially when it is paired with what we call ‘tuyo’– THE DAILY ROAR
This was my first time to eat champorado with tuyo and I actually liked the sweet and savory combination.
We enjoyed the tasty food but I was left with a bum tummy. I’m the only one who ate the champorado with tuyo. So either something inside it was off – though it didn’t taste like it – or I was intolerant to something in the dish.
Have you eaten here? What was your experience?
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Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio, 2600 Benguet, Philippines
Mon – Sun 8 am – 9 pm