Our 4th and final stop for our zomatoXNutriAsia Tagaytay Food Crawl is one of iconic restaurants in Tagaytay, the Cafe Veranda of Taal Vista Hotel. The current shabby chic look of the said restaurant makes me want to stay here and bond with some fellow “amigas” haha! Seriously, from the tables, chairs, and the whole interiors everything goes well together. All are pleasing to the eyes which makes me feel comfortable.
We sampled some of Cafe Veranda’s best-selling dishes and it did not disappoint us.
Heirloom Bulalo (P680)
Bulalo is the most served dish in Tagaytay and honestly until now it’s hard for me to decide which is the best one. Café Veranda’s version of Bulalo is such as classic. They used the usual ingredients that you can find in a bulalo such as pechay baguio, beans and added some sweet corn. The rich broth is soothing and look at that fatty bone marrow I bet you can’t resist it.
They used tender pieces beef oxtail braised in peanut sauce with native vegetables. The creaminess of its sauce is best paired with a cup of rice. Served with Cafe Veranda’s homemade shrimp paste or “bagoong”.
Sinigang na Hipon (P540)
Even though the Shrimps are imported (that explains its size) but still the Filipino “asim” taste of the sinigang is present because it is made from fresh tamarind broth with tomato, radish, string beans, eggplant, lady finger, kangkong and green chili.
Tinola sa Buko (P560)
An interesting dish from Cafe Veranda. The chicken is cooked in ginger broth with papaya and malunggay served on a buko shell. The buko taste is also evident which makes it a little bit sweeter.
Adobong Dilaw (P560)
Oh oh so good adobo, tender meat, flavorful inside and out. They braised the chicken in garlic, vinegar with yellow ginger, bayleaf and black peppercorn.
Buko Paradise (P260)
Tagaytay fruits turned into a fruit salad served in young coconut shell topped with ube ice cream. The cream has a mellow sweetness which did not overpower the fruits.
A special twist on the classic turon, the banana is paired with ube, langka and tablea chocolate wrapped in lumpia wrapper fried and coated with cinnamon sugar.
Frozen Brazo de Mercedes (P260)
I still can get enough of this Cafe Veranda’s Brazo de Mercedes, light fluffy meringue with sweet eggy custard ice cream. The beautiful flowers are edible too. Such a satisfying dessert to end a nice meal.
Tarragon Iced Tea (P120)
Pure and simple refreshing drink made from real Tarragon leaves mixed with lemon.
The prices here are reasonable enough, considering the quality of food, its serving size, the ambiance and as well the service. If you want a fancier dining destination in Tagaytay with an outstanding view of the Taal Lake, Cafe Veranda is the place to be!
Cafe Veranda Buffet Prices:
- Breakfast Monday to Sunday 6:00 AM-10:30 AM (P950)
- Lunch Monday to Friday 12:00 Noon-3:00 PM (P1,100)
- Lunch Saturday to Sunday 12:00 Noon-3:00 PM (P1,350)
- Dinner Friday to Saturday (P1,350)
You may also check out the other restaurants included in our Tagaytay Food Crawl:
Cafe Veranda-Taal Vista Tagaytay
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/taalvistahotel/
Taal Vista Hotel, Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Monday-Sunday 6:00 AM-10:00 PM