Happy Tummy – Ketchup Food Community Baguio


During my most recent trip to Baguio together with my family, we had ‘must see sights’ in our list and they included places that we have tried and tested to make our long-drive to this summer capital worthwhile.

On the other hand, seeing this place surrounded by new eating establishments also prompted us to give some of these a try.

How did we choose which one among the new? When you are with kids, the key considerations were availability of parking space, safety from the rain (it was raining at that time), great view and of course, child-friendly meals. Delicious and fresh food for adults was supposed to be secondary. Yet, who would have thought all these considerations were met when we first set foot in Happy Tummy?

This Thai restaurant stood out among the rest when we strolled in Ketchup Community in Brgy. Lualhati, Romulo Drive, because its crew was the friendliest, and he made sure we would get the best seat.

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Browsing through the menu in this place, which is just across the horseback riding place in Wright Park, I got the impression that seemed to have everything for the hungry Pinoy, having fused the Pinoy taste in its Thai cuisines.

Crispy Tilapia

Thai Chicken Barbeque

Chicken Pad Thai

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Of these, we sampled a number of its dishes, such as chicken Pad Thai, vegetable spring rolls, crispy tilapia with tamarind sauce, beef curry, Thai chicken barbeque, and Thai fried rice.

Each of these delivered to our expectations, especially the vegetables which were fresh and crispy – fitting for the coolness of Baguio.  This restaurant has made sure we went out of the place with happy tummies indeed, and it looks like there will be next time, in our next trip.

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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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