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The Farmer's Daughter: Baguio's Only Resto That Serve Pure Cordilleran Dishes

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Eva Marie Soquena
Eva Marie Soquena | Jun 27, 2017

Aside from the cold weather, picturesque views, and super affordable apparel (c/o the night market and the ukay-ukay), Baguio City is also known for the sumptuous food. With so many various restaurants offering different cuisines, it is indeed a haven for all foodies. But if you want a taste of authentic Cordilleran food, then The Farmer's Daughter is the place to go. 

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter is the only restaurant in Baguio that serves pure Cordilleran dishes, most of them are of the Ibaloi cuisine. With rustic and homey interiors, this place will surely give you the complete Cordilleran experience. 

Garden Salad
Garden Salad
Kinuday Jen Manok
Kinuday Jen Manok - smoked chicken with onions and bell peppers
Pinuneg
Pinuneg - pig's blood sausage
Pinikpikan
Pinikpikan - a chicken soup-based dish

The dishes were quite interesting and unique. The Ibaloi term "kinuday" means "smoked", and The Farmer's Daughter offers a variety of smoked meat aside from chicken. Pinuneg is the Ibaloi version of sausage made out of pig's blood. It is very tasty, albeit the weird texture. Of course, any Cordilleran meal won't be complete without the Pinikpikan. It is a soup-based chicken dish but prepared the traditional Cordilleran way, wherein a live chicken is beaten with a stick prior to cooking it. This was said to bring out the flavors of the chicken, making it more savory. 

Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake

The blueberry cheesecake was the perfect way to cap off a flavorful meal. Their blueberry cheesecake was only mildly sweet, with a generous amount of blueberries (as seen in the photo). The serving was also huge that one slice is good for two to three persons.

All the dishes were good for sharing and are very affordable, ranging from Php100 to Php150. I had a pleasant dining experience there that I'm looking forward to coming back.

The Farmer's Daughter is located on Long Long Rd. in Awan, Baguio City, just beside the Tam-Awan Village. I recommend going there for a taste of authentic local food. While it is a few minutes drive from the city proper, it is definitely worth the trip.


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