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Oh My Gulay Artist Cafe in Baguio City : A Vegetarian Experience

Ever since a friend of mine mentioned Oh My Gulay Artist Cafe in Baguio, I’ve been dying to try their food. Why? No, it’s not because it’s a vegetarian restaurant. But, since Baguio is known as a popular source of fresh vegetables like broccoli and lettuce, and other crops like strawberries, oranges (from Sagada), etc., I know I can only expect the freshest ingredients on anything on their menu. Something I wouldn’t pass up! 🙂

Oh My Gulay sign on the 4th Floor of La Azotea building along Session Road in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

So, during our 5-day vacation last month, Oh My Gulay (O.M.G.) was definitely on our itinerary. We slightly had a hard time finding it ’cause when I did my research, someone said it’s located in “Green Azotea” building. 😀 We hired a taxi for the whole day (we went to Good Shepherd and Strawberry farm, which we’ll post about next!) and the driver didn’t know any building with that name. Turns out, it’s at the La Azotea building and the color of the whole structure is, well, green. 😀

La Azotea along Session Road in Baguio City where you'd find Oh My Gulay - CertifiedFoodies.com

It’s along Session Road so it’s pretty easy to find. It’s right in front of Metrobank. Oh My Gulay is on the 5th floor and there are no elevators. So, you’d have to climb up all the way to their floor. There’s a bookstore, a gym and other food stalls that might entertain you while you take a break from climbing up those stairs. 😀

The stairs going up to the 5th floor, to Oh My Gulay Artist Cafe at La Azotea - CertifiedFoodies.com

Now, before I go on about Oh My Gulay’s food, let me just share with you some of the photos we took of their restaurant. The whole eclectic design drew my attention.

View from the second floor, dining area of Oh My Gulay in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Even my bro Ken was fascinated by the intricate structure and decorations, both on the first floor and second floor. He took most of the photos of the restaurant and even went upstairs.


 

The mini stage and fish pond inside Oh My Gulay in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Still on the second floor dining area of Oh My Gulay - CertifiedFoodies.com

The other side of Oh My Gulay's restaurant - CertifiedFoodies.com

We chose a table near the balcony. It was around 12 noon already, but the breeze in Baguio is just so cool, especially from where we were seated.

Even their menu was interesting. I think the images were all drawn and the texts were handwritten. Or they just appear to look that way, I mean the texts. 😀 The names of the items on their menu are also quite quirky. Read on to know what I mean by that. 😉

Front of menu of Oh My Gulay in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

The female server who waited on us was also very friendly and accommodating. All our orders were served at a very timely manner. Well, they’re mostly vegetables and pasta, so that shouldn’t take time, right? 😉

Okay, on to our orders. First, our beverages. We ordered their Manga Fresh (mango puree with brewed tea served ice-cold), Dayap Iced Tea (lime-infused brewed iced tea), and Limonada (freshly-squeezed native lemonade). All are priced at Php 60. A little pricey for a small glass of beverage, if you ask me. Plus, the taste of everything wasn’t that unique. But, still all refreshing, especially the Dayap Iced Tea.

Oh My Gulay's Manga Fresh, Dayap Iced Tea and Limonada, Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

By the way, I just wanted to mention that each order is good for one person. But, since I wanted to try all of them for this blog post, we decided to divide each plate among the 5 of us (me, Ken, my mom, her best friend and our aunt), so we can taste everything.

Next is Oh My Gulay’s Pasta Primadonna (Php 120), primavera-sautéed seasonal vegetables flavored with garlic and cheddar. It’s a little bland, but there’s some sweetness to it.

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Pasta Primadonna - CertifiedFoodies.com

With the Pasta Primadonna, our order of Oh My Gulay’s Chow-chow Noodles (Chow mien-fresh market vegetables sautéed in garlic, flavored with spicy soy and hoisin, served with egg noodles) was also served (Php 120). It was sweet and spicy, with bits of pepper and herbs that made the dish really flavorful. It’s one of my favorites among everything we ordered.

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Chow-chow Noodles - CertifiedFoodies.com

Next, Oh My Gulay’s Anak ng Putanesca (Php 120), pasta topped with sautéed garlic, capers and olives, enriched with pomodoro (tomato) and spices with hot Cayenne pepper. This is another favorite. I guess the heat that it brings to my mouth, along with the cool breeze in Baguio really affected my appreciation of this whole dish. In fact, I almost didn’t get a chance to take a photo of this one and ALMOST didn’t get to taste it, too, because everyone at our table loved it. I was still taking photos of the rest of our orders that’s why I had to hurry. 😀

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Anak ng Putanesca - CertifiedFoodies.com

Now, this next one was everyone’s favorite – Oh My Gulay’s Lumpia Salad, crisp-fried tofu spring rolls on a bed of shredded greens (lettuce), tossed with Asian dressing (Php 110). This one, I’ll definitely order again. In fact, I want to try making this at home. 🙂

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Lumpia Salad - CertifiedFoodies.com

We also ordered Talong Parmigiana (Php 120), deep-fried, breaded eggplant set on crisp baguette, topped with sauce and basil oil. I liked it, though the baguette wasn’t as crisp as I expected.

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Talong Parmigiana - CertifiedFoodies.com

My mother’s top favorite among everything we ordered was Oh My Gulay’s Waldorfesto (Php 120), tossed salad of apples, celery, potatoes, and slices of egg mixed with spiced garlic mayo, wrapped in lettuce. She actually recreated this dish for our Noche Buena. It was creamy. We loved the crunchiness of the apples and potatoes.

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Waldorfesto - CertifiedFoodies.com

For dessert, we ordered their Mansanas crepe (stuffed with caramelized apples in cinnamon, served with chocolate drizzles, Php 60) and Kung Fu (crepe with Chinese mandarin oranges, with cream and chocolate drizzles, topped with blueberries, Php 70). I don’t actually like crepes, but I had no choice since Oh My Gulay doesn’t have any other dessert options.

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Mansanas crepe - CertifiedFoodies.com

Oh My Gulay, Baguio - Kung Fu crepe with mandarin oranges - CertifiedFoodies.com

All in all, we were pretty satisfied with our meals at Oh My Gulay. Our total bill was at Php 1,254. Some may say it’s a little expensive, but I believe everything was fairly priced. Take into consideration also that we ordered 6 dishes plus 2 desserts. And we had a very good dining experience.

Ken and I agreed that most of the dishes were a li’l bland for our taste ’cause we got used to cooking really tasteful dishes at home. But, it was indeed a unique experience – not eating any meat for lunch. 😀

I highly recommend you try Oh My Gulay’s food when you happen to be in Baguio or if you’re already there and haven’t dined there yet.

Oh My Gulay! (O.M.G.) Artist Cafe
5th floor, La Azotea Building
108 Session Road, Baguio City
Operating hours: 11am – 8:30pm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ohmygulaybaguio

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Michelle (aka Mhel / blankPixels) is a social media nerd and works as a Digital Marketing Lead for one of the top online companies in the Philippines. On her free time, she travels, goes on food trip and loves to take photos. She's the main editor of this food blog.

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  • Krishtine

    love their puttanesca! definitely worth going back for…but yeah service can sometimes be a pain in the a**. But the awesome view from the balcony and the overall feel of the resto makes up for it. oh, and here’s my blog dedicated to restos in baguio

  • icster

    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

  • This is cool! The food looks great even with no meat. 🙂

  • glenn

    are you open this coming xmas?

  • jam

    do they have wifi?

  • Reyes Jojo

    How about parking?

    • I’m not sure if there’s available parking around the La Azotea bldg since it’s along Session Road. But, I think, you can find parking at the back of the bldg.

  • Ilovecdokay

    That resto is vegie-full! And for the love of vegetables and other sumptuous food I can eat, I want to visit this place. 🙂 Cagayan de Oro philippines

  • Gosh!It’s still morning here but wouldn’t mind to eat ’em all as my heavy breakfast!Buti na lang nasa ere yan lol!DROOLED!!

    Happy FTF!!

  • AC

    wow!!! as in wow!!! I was amazed by the wonderful pictures… so detailed and most specially, I am in awe of those yummilicious dishes!!! I bet we have the same taste when it comes to food. =)

    • thank you! just reading your post makes me agree that we have the same taste in food too 🙂

  • this post is making me hungry…all those delectable dishes and i love pasta + vegetables!:)

  • Riz2home

    wow, very nice place. i didn’t know there’s a great resto up there. sana mapuntahan ko yan sa summer. ang ganda ng ambiance. pag pahapon na wala ka ng makikita sa baba ng session at puno na ng fog:)

    my ftf http://iamclarizze.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/ftf-pigging-out-at-the-kubo/

    • nung nagpunta kami, super sunny pa eh. i would’ve loved to see fog pa naman.

  • Cecile

    yum…kakagutom!

  • oh wow!!!! it’s like everyday, somethings new popping out. if ever i get the chance to go to Baguio again, i’ll surely try Oh My Gulay! resto.

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  • Adin B

    I actually had to like swallow my saliva while watching your photos because it got me drooling! ****still drooling**** good food, good ambiance, good company. Love the place! Thanks for sharing. I have never been to Baguio and sure would love to explore the place someday.

    Adin B

    • you’re going to love Baguio, though there are more people there now than before. and yes, good ambiance! 🙂

  • U8mypinkcookies

    wow. ang yummy nung noodles and pasta! 🙂

  • Guest

    I like the place, look so unique!

  • Noobfoodie

    The place looks great and interesting. The food looks yummy too!Noobfoodie

  • Oh my Gulay! What a feast! I miss Baguio a lot and would love to be back…thanks for the virtual tour…the food looks really fresh and well-prepared, i’ll consider your recommendation! 😉

    • yes, they were all served fresh! thanks for visiting 🙂