Restaurant Review: Bag of Beans

Published on July 08, 2010

Boyet and I spent the weekend in Tagaytay. We were getting lost even if we’ve been to Tagaytay for countless of times already so I had to text my cousin Hazel for reinforcement. Aside from giving us directions, she also suggested that we try Bag of Beans. I’ve read a lot of good online reviews on this place so I didn’t have second thoughts to try it.

I’ve heard that they serve good breads and pies. But upon entering the place, the first thing I noticed with every table was either a cup of coffee or a glass of iced drink. We arrived around 1:30 p.m. so there was no way that we could stay outside in one of their huts to have our lunch.

I didn’t quite have a nice first impression with the place because none of the waiting staff ushered us to our seats. After several attempts to call their attention, one of the waiting staff named Aize approached and gave us the menu. She apologized for not attending to us sooner and moved the electric fan to our direction. That was already enough to erase my awful first impression on the place.

Soup can never be skipped because of the breezy weather in Tagaytay. Boyet chose the Cream of Broccoli which was paired with a hot bun and butter. Boyet immediately indulged in the hot soup while I nibbled the freshly-baked bun. This soup is a perfect way to give to your kids who despise eating vegetables. The flavors of the broccoli were still evident even if masked by the rich cream. And the bun was just extraordinary!

DSC_0053 (2)Cream of Broccoli Php120

I asked Aize what’s their specialty and she asked me back what I feel having that time. I told her that I’m craving for pasta so she pointed the Chicken Breast Fillet and Pasta. Customers have the choice between red and cream sauce for the pasta so I settled for the cream sauce. The chicken was tender and seasoned with a lot of herbs. The pasta was so tasty. The cream was not overpowering and the generous amount of bacon strips added the right saltiness to the pasta.

DSC_0068 (2) Chicken Breast Fillet and Pasta Php295

Boyet was so hungry so he went for a rice meal. He was initially doubtful if the pork adobo would be enough for his big hunger. Fortunately, there was a big serving of the pork adobo along with garlic rice and two eggs cooked sunny side up. The meat was tender and Boyet seemed to like the sweet, sour and salty adobo sauce. The fried eggs were also a nice addition and combined perfectly with the fried garlic rice.

DSC_0058Pork Adobo Php195

I was planning to get one of their beverages when I saw a favorite dessert on the menu so I initially thought of just having their service water instead. But Boyet wanted to have some iced tea. There was only a slight difference between the price of bottomless iced tea and that of the pitcher so he convinced me to have it. We were served a pitcher of refreshing iced tea. The sweetness was just about right and the slices of lemon added a distinct fragrance to the tea.

DSC_0049Pitcher of Iced Tea Php199

The dessert that immediately caught my attention was the blueberry cheesecake. It was no surprise that it was also recommended by my cousin. I was already full from my pasta and chicken so I only had a few bites of the cheesecake, which was so unlikely of me. Boyet does not have a sweet tooth so it was a shocker that I was able to convince him to help me finish the cheesecake. The cheesecake must be that delectable for me to be able to easily persuade him.

DSC_0089 (2)Blueberry Cheesecake Php135

Dining at Bag of Beans was a great way to start one memorable vacation. :)

Bag of Beans
115 Aguinaldo Highway,
Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City

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4 comments

  1. one down! can't wait for the other posts! kwento mo na kasi! :D

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  2. the blueberry cheesecake looks yummy! its my favorite =)

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  3. haha next time kriska!

    @riel - it is yummy indeed! :)

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