Tuesday, February 24, 2009

oh my gulay - baguio city

you'll have a mood of being in a tribal yet a little modern style of an aura when you reach the fifth floor. a rooftop dedicated to showcase different artworks and vegetarian food to fill in a hungry tummy.it was last month when my mother and i decided to bring my father to Baguio. the last time my father went there was when he was still working for RCPI during the 70s. since my father is an architect, he naturally enjoys artworks. so we thought of bringing him to Oh My Gulay.it's an art gallery and a restaurant at the same time, which offers vegetarian cuisine. make sure to get your order first and you'll have enough time to roam around the fifth floor of La Azotea building along Session Road.there are different items and icons influenced by Cordillera's culture. you get to choose were to have your meal. either a nice view of the place or a view near it's window that overlooks a part of the city.i enjoyed looking at the artworks but not much with the meal. maybe because im not a vegetarian in the first place or maybe because there was nothing really special with the food.Oh My Gulay is on the fifth floor of La Azotea Building along Session road. just a tip, don't ask the locals where Oh My Gulay is, instead ask them where La Azotea building.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the artworks all over the place occupying a two-floor height area.
[why i should go back] >>> to bring vegetarian friends and at least let them enjoy the all organic meals. trip rate:
location: 4.0
restaurant aura: 3.5
art gallery: 4.0
food: 3.0

72 comments:

The Scud said...

huwow!

PUSANG-gala said...

very characteristic of you Dom---tells of your taste indeed. ewan ko pero gusto ko ganito----di masyadong masakit sa mata---di nasubrahan sa art----just love it.

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Been here too. Ang alam ko na-feature na rin to sa TV, but I cant remember where. Ang galing ng mga arts and crafts nila. Ang sarap kumain dito habang pinagmamasdan mo ang view sa labas at baba.

Andy Briones said...

This is one place I'm dying to visit! For someone like me who doesn't eat meat, Oh My Gulay is pure bliss.

Ely said...

Oh my Gulay! I lived in Baguio for 8 years and never been to the 5th floor of Azotea (we call it L.A.)! Bago lang ata ang restaurant na to.


Architect pala dad mo? Baka naman pwede ako pasign sa kanya ng logbook para makapag-exam na din ako. hehehe

the donG said...

>scud, been there?

>pusang gala, you'll definitely like the place.

>hi dylan, yes. it's quite popular to the many manilenos who frequently visit baguio. a lot of travel shows featured this place already.

>andy, this'll be perfect for you then.

>ely, talaga? medyo hindi nga siya ganun ka sikat sa mga taga baguio maybe because eating vegetables is quite ordinary there but not for the people coming from manila.

yes he is but he's in the province right now. my brother is an architect too.

Photo Cache said...

this is my type of place. eats and arts what could be better combination?

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Fjordan Allego said...

wow! ang ganda naman diyan! kaya lang hindi rin ako vegetarian hehehe.. pero dahil maganda naman yung mga artworks, mas mukhang mag eenjoy akong linutin yung mga yun haha

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

gillboard said...

i like the house, parang bahay sa rpg sa mga video games lang...

btw, thanks for the invite... I swear one time I'll join you sa mga out of town trips ninyo... medyo busy lang ngayon...

paoruiz said...

hahaha. may new definition na ang OMG. =p

Hilda said...

Sobra namang nakakatuwa dito! Gusto ko yung mga bahay, 'yoko nung mga monkey heads.

Salamat! Since we try eating vegetarian as much as possible (health reasons so it's not strict), we'll try this next time we're in Baguio.

_ice_ said...

galing talaga..

1st week ng march punta kami baguio sana mabisita ko to hehehehe

nice.. musta po?

Reena said...

i'll definitely go here! i'm off to baguio next, next weekend. yey!

my gulch said...

so were you able to see my favorite spot? :-D

i love this place for its ambiance and that little solitude moment in that one corner which i claim as 'my own'.

yung comfort room nila, sobrang cute. or baka hindi cute para sayo pero natutuwa ako, hehe.

Blue Rose said...

ang galing! ito ata yong nirerecommend ng friend ko na kainan daw sa session road. kaya lang mula kasi ng manganak ako hindi na ako nagawi ng north eh.

alicesg said...

The restaurant is such beautifully decorated. I am sure you and your family enjoyed your food in such nice ambience. I love Baguio love the cold weather there. :)

the donG said...

>photo cache, that's true! two in one. next thing that they can offer is a cultural dance. hehehe...

>pradeep, thanks! ill be adding you in my blogroll too.

>fjordz, tama. mag eenjoy ka pa rin naman talaga sa gallery.

>gillboard, im sure you're referring to warcraft and battle realms. i too noticed that.

no problem. inviting you to some of my trips soon.

>pao, hindi ko naisip yon ah. galing mo.

>hi hilda, yung ibang items medyo creepy pero ok pa rin naman. this place is great for vegetarian.

>ice, ayos! hanapin nyo ito. dont forget my tip when looking for this place.

ok naman having a blast trip this weekend.

>hi reena, great! dont forget my tips when looking for the place.

>hi rayts, yes i saw it. dapat lagyan mo na nga "my own" sign doon. ako naman favorite ko yung sa taas ng barko.

i liked the toilet too medyo madilim nga lang.

>bluerose, sayang naman. sana makapagbyahe ka na ulit sa north.

>hi alicesg, yes we did. specially my father who likes artworks. people really like baguio because of its climate. it's good to know that you've been there. i really hope that you visit the philippines again.

REDLAN said...

Oh my G! Oh my God! Oh my Gulay talaga. I love both artworks and veggies. Kapag maka visit ako sa bagiuo, talagang hahanapin ko 'to. Thanks for sharing it Dong!

Luke Wiley said...

So many interesting art items!

witsandnuts said...

I'll take note of this one because I'm planning to revisit Baguio this year. I've been to La Azotea but missed this. I liked the details of the artwork.

Pietro said...

Varied artworks and vegetarian food: it seems very good.
I like the interesting sequence of images.

olan said...

Wow! Galing naman nung mga wood crafts! naingit ako! May mabibili ba ako mga ganun sa baguio Dom? Yung nag wood carvings, bagay yun sa house ko.

sheng said...

Oh MY Gulay, ang ganda nga naman, reminds me of our trip to Ponce Suites, there are stuffs that are creepy too. This one is good. Dong, i am sorry, i cannot get ahold of a copy of the festivals here in Gensan yet, but I will email you as soon as I grab one. Thanks.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

napahanga na naman ako sa mga kuha mo..ganda ng mga sculpture!

luna miranda said...

i've been to la azotea a couple of times but i didn't notice oh my gulay. hanggang pilgrim's cafe lang ako. interesting sculptures...

eli said...

aba at napaWOW talaga ako jan. ang gaganda!

Lalaine said...

ganda naman... kaso kung puro veggies ang food eh malamang na hindi ko maenjoy ang pagkain... hehehe

pero i will surely enjoy the view =)

elzenz said...

NIce art... :) link exchange ??

sarah azharry said...

Nice blog, Best picture :)

Rio said...

try kong punatahan ito kapag nagawi ako sa baguio this summer...at tatandaan ko ang tip na binigay mo kapag hinanap ko ito pero pag sinumpong ang memory gap ko...tanungin ko nalang sila kung saan yung place na may ulo ng monkey na puro gulay lang ang sineserve...=D

SandyCarlson said...

That is a very interesting place!

KRIS JASPER said...

OH MY GULAY talaga ha?

lol!

akala ko at first festival na naman, cool though!

patrick said...

and for that, i'll check this out when i visit baguio in 2 days. thanks! ^_^

Eben said...

waaah i miss Baguio! di bale pag-uwi ko ng Pinas after 5 months bibisitahin ko ang lugar na yan.

Sidney said...

That is an amazing place...looks more like a museum than a restaurant.

Heart of Rachel said...

I love the photos. I'm impressed by the beautiful artworks. I'm truly amazed how you discover so many cool places.

Vic said...

Oh my, Baguio!!!! I wanna go there! :)

and this particular place.. hmmm.. sounds and looks interesting! :)

and by the way, I love the second to the last photo! (anito yata yun) :)

Chyng said...

tama yung tip mo!
how about the food, did you like it?

aiLee920 said...

wow... what a nice place...

very artistic...

tagal ko na ren hindi nakakapunta ng baguio ulet..
haiz...

Lawstude said...

dalas ko sa baguio pero i ahve never been there.

too bad i won;t be able to join you and other bloggers in the pinatubo trek because it co-incides with the panagbenga festival. check ko nga itong place na to pag-akyat ko sa friday.

sendzki said...

i wanna go to baguio this summer..and im saving now.... =( sana kaya haha..suggestion..pakilagay na rin sa entries kung magkano nagasto mo hehe

the donG said...

>redlan, oo hanapin mo to. kailangan lang ng pasensya dahil hindi madaling hanapin. pero along session road lang naman to.

>luke, that's true.

>witsandnuts, yes. you should. im also going to baguio again sometime in april.

>pietro, yes. nice combination for a happy soul.

>olan, dami doon. punta ka lang sa market or sa min's view. tamang tama nga yan sa bahay mo.

>hi sheng, no problem. wala pa din naman akong schedule pero most likely mga 3rd to 4th quarter pa. yung ibang item nga medyo nakakatakot.

>ever, salamat. maganda din lang talaga ang lugar.

>hi luna, nasa 5th floor lang to ng la azotea. dont miss it the next time you visit baguio. alam kong magugustuhan mo to.

>eli, you should visit it. at least having to try and you might like it. not much though if you crave for meat.

>hi lalaine, same here. i like vegies but not the whole meal having vegies alone. the view, you'll like it.

>elzenz, thanks! ill check your site.

>hi sarah, thanks a lot!

>hi doc, hahaha... mas lalao kang mawawala kung yon yung itatanong mo dahil karamihan sa mga tao along session road hindi nila alam yon. pero siguro part na ng paghahanap yon.

>hi sandy, very interesting artworks!

>jasper, oh my gulay talaga kasi gulay at pasta mostly ang nasa menu nila. no meat! i think it's perfect for you and A.

>patrick, you should. but don't go there with an empty stomach. you'll know why.

>eben, lapit na rin naman na pala. huwag mo lang bilangin ang buwan.

>sidney, i agree. there's even a stage or platform where one can display more artworks or a mini play.

>hi rachel, the artworks are really beautiful. this restaurant is quite famous for manilenos maybe because it has been promoted by some travel shows and a lot of blogs.

>hi vic, yes anito nga yata yon. sana makapunta ka. OMB ang version mo.

>hi chyng, im sure you experienced it too. the food was just fine, maybe i need to try the other meals in their menu.

>hi ailee, i hope you get to visit baguio again. the climate is good enough to convince you to go there.

>oman, tamang tama nandun ka naman sa weekend. subukan mo na rin ito. enjoy sa panagbenga coverage.

>sendzki, ayos yan. most likely im also going there by april. just send me your email for the cost. i am a backpacker so youll expect me to recommend you some of the cheap accomodations.

SASSY MOM said...

whoa! I'd love to visit the place one of these days.

thanks for sharing!

BlogusVox said...

I think this is really a museum of local arts and the resto is just an added fixture in case you get hungry while roaming the exibit. : )

Aris said...

siguradong mag-e-enjoy ako kung papasyal ako diyan. mahilig akong kumain ng gulay at tumingin ng artworks. double appreciation. :)

EastCoastLife said...

Oh my gulay! It's so artistic! Breathtakingly beautiful! I have to come here if I visit Baguio.

bertN said...

I'll check the place out when I get a chance to revisit Baguio. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Dennis Villegas said...

You have pictures of everything! seemed you have been granted full permission by the owners!
The resto looks unique. I may have seen this resto in a TV show sometime ago.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

very interesting to see!
ML, Sarah Sofia

Tink *~*~* said...

I love the pink house with the onion dome towers. I want to move in!

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The Islander said...

i think magugustuhan ko tong lugar na to. pag nakabalik akong baguio, hahanapin ko to. nasa session road lang pala eh.. sayang di namin alam to. i love veggies.

Ligoy na Bata said...

Really nice travel blog. :) Love it and wanna tour those different places. :)

estan said...

good that you've treated your father to this wonderful place. I've also been thinking of bringing my mother there since she haven't gone to baguio yet :)

Lizeth said...

wow ganda! galing!

Bette said...

galing ng artwork! been to baguio many times pero haven't been to this place. to think nasa session lang siya.

Stanley said...

Very interesting concept! I find the brown piece particularly interesting.

fortuitous faery said...

that's such a cool name! but what did you order? hmmm....pinakbet, perhaps? hehe.

interesting sculptures!

stan said...

the handicraft is very impressive. Cld use one of the statues for my living room. Haha.

Have a great trek! I'm itching for some adventure trip here.

Raft3r said...

dong, favor
im going to baguio this march
i need accomodations
any suggestions
manor lang alam ko
at hindi ito work related
kaya di ko na afford mag manor uli
hehe
help!!!

katcarneo said...

Aba, this seems like a very nice place, and I'd most definitely enjoy the vegan food. Yun nga lang my friends will not like it. I like the look of the place. I'll put this in my list of places I must visit!

Earvin said...

Wuhuhu. Ang ganda!

bw said...

A really weird looking place but nonetheless full of art ! Great photos :)

Marites said...

nice pics of Oh My Gulay. Got me wanting to get back there and take more pics hehehe!

Joy said...

I didn't know there was this resto in Baguio! That's where we should have gone to eat - being vegetarians. How very interesting.

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beero said...

mapapa-"oh my gulay" talaga ako pag makapunta ako dun. ang gaganda ba naman ng crafts at artworks.

JM said...

I've missed this post and it's incredible!

theCHAOSPILOT said...

infairness, gusto kong pumunta ng baguio. hindi pa ko nakakapunta. nako.

brotherutoy said...

kapag mga ganitong lugar, talagang pumapasok ang mga words like eclectic, motley at bohemian. talagang feast for the senses. ang galing! at syempre, ang galing din ng mga pictures.

God bless!

K.C. said...

Nice feature. :)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

one of my favorite spots in Baguio!

Anonymous said...

oh my gulay oh my bagal...we arrived around 1:15 pm. waitress said it will take them 30 mins sabi ko ok lang e d upo kami picture2 ok naman. around 1:40 sabi ko kay ate "ate 5 mins nalang ha" mag 1:45 na. eto d ko kinaya sinabi sakin ni ate "sir d pa po kasi bumabalik yung nag grocery" ganun?! tama ba yun ate ?! tama ba ang narinig ko?! e kung ikaw kaya ang kainin ko?!tas sabi ni ate "sir mga pasta nalang na may white sauce ang available". so we had to change our order. food was served 2pm 45 minutes after we walked in. walang katorya torya ang kanilang pasta. mas masarap pa yung pasta boy sa sm. all in all rating ko 4. 4/10... eto pa... the night before pumunta kami for dinner. eto naman sinabi sakin ni ate. "sir wala na po kaming gulay" hahahahaha. oh my gulay e diba gulay hinahanda nyo dito sa retaurant nyo??? tas naubusan kayo ng gulay ??? sa baguio ??? so umalis na kami sabi ko cge bukas nalang ng lunch naghanap kami ng ibang makakainan. tapos yunn na yung nangyari nung lunch. pag dito yang restaurant yan sa manila ay ewan ko nalang

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