Let’s Eat: Canto of Ketchup Food Community (Baguio City, PH)
I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Food, for me, has always been an adventure. — Anthony Bourdain.
Having considered myself as a Baguio local (having lived in Baguio for more than 15 years), friends and acquaintances outside the City of Pine would often ask me of the best places to eat other than SM’s food court or those restos and fast-food chain along Session Road. I would often mention my 5 favorite restos/cafe to them. One of which is Ketchup Food Community.
KETCHUP is a Food Community made up of Baguio home grown food concepts which includes Canto, Happy Tummy, Rancho Norte, Rumah Sate, and Green Pepper (formerly Circolo). From among the 5, I have a soft spot for CANTO. Ketchup is near Wright Park, hence it is pretty easy to spot when you go there for the first time. From the entrance, you will notice a wooden fenced facade. Upon entry, you will immediately notice the outdoor vibe under the pine trees
Canto is the first restaurant at the right side upon entering the food community. From among the 5 restos, Canto is also the most popular because of their pork oh-so-soft-and-sumptuous barbecue lomo ribs.
The place is quite small. It’s almost always full of dining guests. In case this is the scenario, you can dine inside the other 4 restaurants and you can still order a meal from Canto or the other resto of your choice. Cool isn’t it?
As I have mentioned, most people would come to Canto to have a taste of their lomo ribs. This famed ribs is the fall off the bone type, that is perfectly seasoned. You surely would get your money’s worth. I also like their pizza and red velvet cheesecake. All these stuff perfectly go with their almond – lychee drinks.
Here is Canto’s menu for your reference.
|Lomo Ribs – Grilled homemade barbecue ribs served with Cascade Salad, rice or mashed potato. Whole Slab (Php350); Half-slab (190)
Cascade Salad – Mixed organic Baguio greens, arugula or alfalfa sprouts, candied nuts and cheese, drizzled with home-made vinaigrette with tomatoes, strawberries or watermelon. Php75
Fishy Pizza – Plate-sized thin crust pizza topped with tuna chunks cooked in white cream sauce with basil and mozzarella. Php150
Veggy Pizza – Plate-sized thin crust pizza topped with mozzarella, arugula or alfalfa sprouts, basil, tomatoes and garlic. Php150
Canto Burger – Grilled home-made ¼ kilo all beef classic burger served with fries. P135
Beef Kebab – Stir fried beef kebab served with vegetable salad, nori rice topped with egg vinaigrette. P135
Lomo Sandwich – Pulled pork sandwich that comes with coleslaw and wasabi fries. Php150
Chili Burger – ¼ kilo all beef grilled patty topped with home-made chilli con carne, cheese and served with fries. Php190
Taco Salad – Corn tortillas topped with chilli con carne, chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese and sour cream. Php110
Chili Fries – Fries topped with chilli con carne, cheese and chopped onions.
Almond – lychee gulaman. Php20
Kool-Aid Tropical Punch. Php35
Brewed Coffee. Php50
Hot Choco. Php50
Dr. Pepper. Php55
Soda in Can. Php35
Panna Cotta – Italian flan topped with fruits and raspberry syrup. Php80
Red Velvet Cheesecake – A layer of red velvet cake and cream cheese in a graham cracker base. Php95/slice; Php800/whole
Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Php35/piece or 3 for Php100
**Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Don’t be a wated soul, be ‘juna’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’.
Romulo Drive, Pacdal, Baguio City
(in front of Wright Park)
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM