Sunday, March 27, 2016

Solomon's Paradise/ Solomon Beach Resort @ Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines is becoming popular because of its beauty. It is roughly 6 hours drive from Baguio City but the time and effort are all worth it. There are a lot of locally developed resorts along Patar and I observed that the shoreline of every area varies.

Luckily my travel buddies did their research pretty well so we ended up staying in a really good spot in Solomon's Paradise.

We went there on a Wednesday and we had the beach all to ourselves! Definitely an experience that I'll never forget.

The resort's beachfront has rock formations that would give you a great view from the top. The beach is mostly covered with rocks carpeted with seaweeds, it's not slippery nor rough don't worry.

When you reach the resort, the smell of seaweeds cover the air and it's personally a great feeling.  It was a gloomy day when I took pictures so unfortunately I missed the blue sky that was suppose to blend perfectly with the breath taking view. Here's a glimpse of the paradise.

rough road leading to the resort

seaweeds envelope the air

low tide


View from the top of the rock formation

The Cottage 

Rates during this time was Php 2000 for the fan room that can accommodate up to four people. Don't expect much on the facilities but it's really breezy. 

Once their house that is now functioning as the aircon rooms, shower rooms, and main office. 

Note that this is a different spot, called G Resort. Seems that the cottages are still being built but there were signages that led us here. Nice shoreline but the broken shells hurt the feet.  

Highly recommended especially to those who just wants to chill and get out of their busy routine for  awhile.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Yamashita Japanese Ramen & Japanese Foods

I've never been to Japan to confirm the food's taste authenticity but I surely love it. I really didn't like sushi until I tried Yamashita's. As far as I know, what we ate was really good and filling. I'll surely be back for more! Here's some snaps.

The Food

Salmon Maki (Php 150) 

Fresh salmon. Simply great.

Spicy Ramen (Regular Php 160)

This my friend is for the win! Broth, noodles, everything so hearty. Sorry for the presentation though, it was slightly mixed we just rearranged it so it's a bit messy. But the bowl is so big I literally can dunk my entire face on it!


Wakame Ramen (Php 160) 

Wakame seaweeds topping. I never thought that seaweeds were that filling, the egg was perfectly cooked too. My son loved it!


The Place

the open kitchen

dining area inside

dining area outside, along the sidewalk

The Menu

Store Info


General Luna Road, Baguio City, Philippines; right beside the ever famous 50's Diner. It also has another branch in Military Cut Off, Kubong Sawali area.

Store Hours

Monday to Sunday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

My Satisfaction Level

Palate Happiness: 4/5
Tummy Loader: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Budget: Php 150 up