Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dining at Balay Indang

In my previous post about Balay Indang I mentioned that I was going to write a lengthier post about the gastronomic delights we ate while we were there. Part of the overnight package included dinner (it's usually breakfast) and after seeing the huge kitchen we were all excited to eat. 

We were all hanging out near the kitchen waiting for dinner to be served. We found out though that they only serve dinner when a table is fully occupied, so we immediately sat on this table. 

Minutes later we were served this huge bowl of salad. Aside from green leafy veggies, carrots, radish, eggs and cucumber, the salad had corn and nuts. The salad dressing was lovely and addicting. 

A couple of dishes were served. Including shrimp balls that was coated with cereal, seafood omelette, liempo etc. I was so excited to eat I forgot to take photos of the other dishes, haha. 

Dessert was chocolate fondue with marshmallows, banana and pineapple. The chocolate was actually melted flat tops <3

The next day was the wedding of our friends and the food that was served was awesome. We were first served turon as appetizer and this was followed by the same salad we had for dinner (yumyumyum!). 

Main dishes that were served included honey-baked spare ribs, shrimp kebab, chicken, Talisay lechon (brought by the groom's aunt from Cebu). We were so glad that the food was "bottomless". We were also situated just beside the kitchen and so we had the privilege of having our own food server (haha!).

Dining at Balay Indang is an unforgettable experience. Everything was fresh and delicious! I'd love to come back and just hang out at Balay Indang again :)
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cavite: Balay Indang

Last weekend we headed to Tagaytay to attend a friend's wedding. It was our first time to visit Balay Indang and had no idea what to expect. To get there turn right from Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway to Mendez-Tagaytay Highway. Just go straight about 8 kilometers and you'll see the signage of Balay Indang on the left side. It was a bit hard to find so we relied on Google Maps.

Balay Indang is also known as "The Red Ginger Farm and Garden". It wasn't raining when we got there and we explored the surroundings a bit. Lush vegetation surrounded the whole place and you can either stay in the main house or at the cottages scattered across the property. I was too enthralled with the garden and promptly forgot to take photos of the outdoors (haha). Don't bother to bring your laptop since I only managed to get Edge internet connection at the most. That's a plus for me though since I really needed a vacation from my online life. 

I certainly enjoyed the interior of the main house. They had a lot of knick-knacks and I would assume decor bought from abroad. The theme seemed to be "rustic-mismatch". No two things were alike. Chairs, tables, plates, mirrors etc., everything was different. Even the wallpaper was just scraps from different pieces, but everything surprisingly jelled together.

Balay Indang is a place where you can just sit back and relax and be unplugged. A safe haven from the busy wired life you may have in the metro. I should've followed my instincts and left my laptop at home. 

Dinner was an affair to remember and I'm going to make a separate post about the gastronomic delights that we had. For now I can share that we took advantage of the bottomless feat. 

Anyway, after dinner my friends and I hung out by the pool, but I guess we were just too wired we immediately got bored (haha). We moved to the library and just hung-out. I just played some games on my phone, but it soon ran out of battery. The cool weather and soft lights was like a lullaby to me and soon I asked Sweetie if we could go and sleep already.

 If only Sweetie didn't have work the next day I would've wanted to stay another night just to sleep :)

Balay Indang - The Red Ginger Farm and Garden (map)
88 Mabang Kahoy
Indang, Cavite
+63 917 866 5825
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