Long weekends are usually spent for staying home to rest, flying out of the country, or going on road trips. The long weekend last February, we did the latter. Since it was just a day trip, we decided to head over to the closest destination for a food getaway—Tagaytay! We invited other members of our family to spend a day from the long weekend, with us. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will be sharing with you 3 Fs that made our day awesome! Food, Family and Ford Everest! Yes, you read that right! We got to go to Tagaytay with Ford Everest! Keep on reading to find out more about this food and fun-filled EATSplore Tagaytay Food Trip with Ford Everest!
EATSplore Tagaytay Food Trip with Ford Everest!
Driving up to Tagaytay on a long weekend? We know what you’re thinking. Heavy traffic! Yup, traffic it was! We left Manila at around 11 a.m. (yeah, we know that we left late) and arrived Tagaytay at around 3:00 p.m. Gaah! 4 hours on the road, good thing it was with the lovely red Ford Everest!
Good thing the long drive was made extremely comfortable and silky smooth by the new Ford Everest 3.2 Titanium 4×4 AT! There were 6 of us in the SUV and it was really spacious. Comfortable seats made us fall asleep while we were on the road (and it helped us to not focus on our grumbling tummies. Haha!). And finally! We reached our first order of business, Leslie’s!
Leslie’s is one of the famous restaurants in Tagaytay. When people mention Leslie’s, first thing that comes to mind is their Bulalo (beef shank and bone marrow soup).
When we arrived, the restaurant was really packed! It boasts of the a great view of the Taal Volcano and of course, their food. Since we were really hungry and we wanted a feast, we decided to stay and wait. Luckily the waiting time wasn’t that long. Wanna find our what we ordered? 6 starving diners (with a toddler in tow, who was hungry too) ready to have that much awaited EATSperience at Leslie’s! Here ya go…
Tawilis and Bulalo, a classic Leslie’s combination! Perfectly fried tawilis with that perfect crunch in every bite, and their vinegar dipping sauce. They got some awesome fried fish right there!
What they are famous for, Bulalo! We ordered the special bulalo that comes with corn and string beans. Their serving size is really good for 4-6 people and we loved the generous amount of beef the bowl had (Tip: soup is refillable). This plus the staple condiments: calamansi, soy/ fish sauce and red chili. Every slurp of the soup was really comforting and we can’t say no to rice while we were eating the tender beef from this soup. Not included are the other dishes that we ordered, which we really liked also. We had inihaw na liempo, fried chicken and a platter of garlic rice. We ain’t hungry, right?
Bulalo with a view, why not! A great spot to enjoy both here at Leslie’s. They have a viewing deck, so while waiting for your order, you can spend time looking at the view and take some pictures.
After having our late lunch, we decided to have coffee and dessert. But first, family picture! Picture make memories that we can keep, so yes, we had to document it. Family and Ford Everest at Charito by Bag of Beans. 🙂
Named after the owner, Charito by Bag of Beans is a semi-fine dining restaurant that gives chic and rustic feels. A restaurant that’s known for amazing food and Taal Lake’s amazing view.
We were full after lunch but still decided to have coffee and “dessert.” Coffee and dessert? A breakfast plate can be considered a plate of dessert, right? Haha. Sure we had cakes and different coffee beverages.
Baby Eats had a glass of Strawberry milkshake and of course, she loved it!
Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake! Simply amazing.
It was getting late and we were too full already to look for another restaurant to eat at, so we went shopping for fruits!
We stopped by a fruit stand and got some pineapples, sweet potatoes and mangoes. We loved that Ford Everest has a really spacious back compartment fit for storing a lot of items. Like in our case, fruits and other ‘pasalubongs’ that we bought along the way.
Our road trip to Tagaytay was comfortable despite experiencing traffic. We enjoyed using Ford Everest during this trip with our family. Aside from it being spacious, we loved the steady drive and felt the sturdy body of the SUV. It also has features that made our trip easy and safe. Check out our VLOG post by clicking the link below to see more of the features of Ford Everest 3.2 Titanium 4×4 AT 2019. Thanks to our family for spending a food and fun-filled day with Ford Everest at Tagaytay. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations. If you have other road trip worthy places that we can visit for a food getaway, do write it in the comments section and we’ll be glad to check those out. ‘Till next time! 🙂