Foggy Mountain Cookhouse

San Carlos Heights, Baguio, Benguet

Foggy Mountain Cookhouse
5.0 Stars

6 Reviewers

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Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 3:00p


  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options


Most Recent Reviews

Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

Long weekends usually mean staycation but since R and I miss the cool (and kind of fresh) wind of Baguio, we decided to head to the land of ube jam and strawberries for a short getaway. We usually sleep in whenever we’re at the summer capital of the Philippines; but thanks to R’s love for Pokemon Go, he agreed to the idea of us eating out for dinner. I have a long list of restaurants I want to visit but there is this one place that I was very interested in. And after making the necessary arrangements, we found ourselves in front of the gate of Chef Babes Reyes’ home, owner of Foggy Mountain Cookhouse.

Hello, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse!

Noted as one of the best local strictly by reservation only restaurants, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse requires at least one day heads up before diners drive all the way up to its homey establishment.

I sent Chef Babes a message 4 days in advance as I was worried that the place might be packed given the long weekend. After half an hour of panicking, the friendly restauranteur replied confirming my reservation and inform me that I had to pre-order our mains at least a day before our reserved date as some of the dishes had to be marinated overnight. I sent him a message before the ordering deadline and chose Split Pea Soup (PHP175), Norwegian King Salmon (PHP700), Brick Oven Roasted Boneless Lamb Leg (PHP650), Pasta in Egg Sauce with Truffle Oil and Parmesan Cheese (PHP180), and Cookhouse Iced Tea (PHP150, pitcher).

I got a message from Chef Babes a few hours before dinner and was informed that his Norwegian salmon did not arrive and suggested that we get Smoked Salmon Carpaccio (PHP700) instead. Since R and I are both hardcore salmon lovers, we agreed.

With the help of Waze, we didn’t have a hard time finding Foggy Mountain Cookhouse. The location could look intimidating though to big cars or low vehicles as the steep and narrow road sure made us worry. Parking is limited and if unlucky, you’d have to back up when one of the diners leave before you.

We were warmly greeted by the staff (and the neighbor’s cat) and were ushered to our table.

After 20 minutes or so, our appetizers—mixed greens in orange vinaigrette and salted flat bread with hummus dip—were served.

Honestly, the appetizers look really sad with its poor plating. Taste-wise though, we enjoyed the flat bread with hummus. The greens were the usual crisp veggies with a slightly tangy dressing.

Next served was our cinnamon pineapple iced tea which tasted like churros in liquid form. It was sweet and refreshing. I just didn’t like the slight rough texture of the drink because of the undissolved cinnamon.

R and I both enjoyed the Split Pea Soup which we were told took 2 hours to make.

The broth was thick and oozing with flavor from the ham hock stock and Italian garlic sausage. The grainy texture of the soup and the soft sausage cuts were simply delightful! I just had to pause from time to time as the soup was too salty for me.

Soon, our mains were served and all looked so beautiful!

Described as the dish that will make non-lamb eaters love lamb, the boneless lamb leg sure impressed us. The succulent meat marinated overnight in Moroccan spices and drizzled with fresh mint and yogurt sauce made me joyously sing “Mary ate a little lamb.” The meat was cooked well and was not gummy at all. It also didn’t leave any foul taste in the mouth and the distinct lamb smell was masked by the generous serving of mint. It went so well with the Moroccan rice!

I couldn’t say the same though with the Smoked Salmon Carpaccio. The thinly sliced smoked salmon topped with capers, chives, balsamic vinegar reduction and extra virgin olive oil, served on a bed of greens, was just average. It was salty though that’s something you should expect from smoked salmon. However, I’ve had better smoked salmon, one of which even came straight from the box. R and I felt bad for going with this one instead of just cancelling.

But our frowns were quickly turned into smiles after a forkful of the pasta. The flat noodles with egg sauce with truffle oil and parmesan cheese was the highlight of our dinner.

The sauce was creamy and flavorful yet not overwhelming or cloying. The noodles were al dente and each mouthful made our tastebuds dance like Michael Jackson. Our wallets too were happy as for PHP180, this dish was a steal! One bowl could feed and stuff three hungry foodies.

Last served was the pumpkin pie dessert and we loved it too! The soft, warm and subtly sweet pumpkin pie went very well with the torched marshmallow. It would have been better though if there were more marshmallows.

We had a lot of leftovers that night and had it packed. After a couple of minutes, one of the servers approached us and asked if we didn’t like the food, with a worried tone in his voice. We quickly said no and told him that we got full from the heavy soup and the serving sizes were just too big for two. I was impressed with this restaurant’s passion to provide the best dining experience for its customers.

Upon billing out, we got to have a short chat with Chef Babes and found out that the beautiful restaurant has been in business for two years now. As a person who used to import meat, he is an expert in finding the best meats for his restaurant. It was no wonder why the lamb was so good! He also mentioned that he conducts FREE CULINARY WORKSHOPS as his way of giving back to the society. He even provides the spices for the recipes he’ll teach.

I will surely be back at Foggy Mountain Cookhouse when I visit Baguio again. For now, I’ll dream of that pasta in egg sauce and truffle oil, slow roasted lamb leg and pumpkin pie.

Note: The friendly neighbor cat approaches all the diners. As a cat lover, I played with the cat and petted it while waiting our food. But it was part of the cat’s evil plan to get your food. It kept on jumping on my lap with hopes of getting some of our food. We had to ask the server to get the cat and keep it somewhere before the mains were served. Anyway, the lesson is… do not pet the cat no matter what.

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Dell C.
5.0 Stars

Went here on a rainy, foggy, cold Sept night and this place is quite hard to find. Far from city proper but waze still managed to get us here. Just a suggestion, just park outside their gate, I repeat! Just park outside their gate! Their driveway is steeper than that of Starbucks Calamba even a 4x4 Montero had a hard time going up umusok na yung gulong! 128561

As for the food, everything is just sooooo good!!! Ordered their chicken parmesan pie which is like a chicken pastel pie of Uno seafood but with red sauce instead of white and reallly cheezy. Roasted lamb is also TDF. Cooked really tender and full of flavor and compliments well with the side potatoes. US angus beef steak is also delicious. This place will just made you think you are almost in heaven not just because of the foggy effect but also with the great food. Complimentary pumpkin pie dessert is also interestingly good. Complimentary na nga lang masarap pa rin! 128561128541128514

Need to make a reservation a day before and have to place order 1 day before. Paid 2k only for all this insanely good food which I think is the most sulit of all sulit here in Baguio.

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Anna G.
5.0 Stars

I've wanted to go to this resto for the longest time and I must say, it was well worth the wait. One of the best restaurants in Baguio. We reserved and preordered days ahead via text to Chef Babes. He is one of the kindest and warmest people you'll ever meet and is part of the reason why you'll want to go back to Foggy Mountain. He will make you feel like family. His food, on the other hand, will make you feel happy and satisfied.

First, the iced tea had cinnamon. Different but good. We were served a salad of mixed greens with a citrus dressing. It was good, fresh and light. The second appetizer, pita bread with a hummus dip was downright amazing! I loved the earthy taste of that dip. Even the kids dipped their fingers in when we were done. Next up was the porcheta! Yum! Well seasoned with crispy skin. Then the chicken parmesan. It was delicious! Crispy parmesan crust with a tender chicken base. We finished that one fast! Next was roasted ribeye steak. Good, medium rare, well seasoned. The last dish, the peasant lamb got oohs and aaahs from everyone. The meat was so tender and the potato mash beneath it was so tasty. It was like bulalo for the gods. Last was dessert, the glorious pumpkin pie! Yum yum yum!

We brought home a bottle of Chef Babes' port wine, which they painstakingly engraved with my husband's name. Wow!

Overall, it was an amazing and affordable meal in a gorgeous setting. Chef Babes is a great person and makes sure you enjoy your visit. We will surely be back!

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Marco G.
5.0 Stars

Baguio's best kept secret.

A good dinner should not cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, after having such a great experience, the price won’t even matter anymore.

That’s how it is at Foggy Mountain Cookhouse. Main dishes come with appetizer, salad, dessert and iced tea or vodka 7-up with fresh mint and lemon wedge. Servings are large enough for a small group to share. The cookhouse menu changes from time to time. Be sure to check the latest food line up at their Facebook page.

This is the very reason a restaurant exists. This is the reason why customers come and return. Foggy Mountain has a menu that would make any sane person want to stay for good. The lamb alone… oh the brick oven roasted boneless leg of lamb alone is the BOMB! Don’t just take my word for it. Try it out. I’m sure that you’ll agree with me most definitely.

Dining in Foggy Mountain is like coming home to family, which is how Chef Babes treats everyone. It’s like when you’ve been away on a long trip and your dad whips up the best food ever then both of you catch up and swap stories and all of a sudden you know that you are home.

Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is open from Mondays to Saturdays.

Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Dinner starts at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Reservations at least a day before is required.

Contact Marianito “Chef Babes” Reyes for more details.

172 St Joseph Street, San Carlos Heights, Purok 24, Baguio City

GLOBE -0916 767 4687

SUN – 0932 762 3639

SMART – 0949 357 7617

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Ralph Victor M.
5.0 Stars

The best restaurant experience ever.

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Rocky R.
5.0 Stars

Foggy Mountain Cookhouse by far is the best restaurant I have been to in Baguio City.

Chef Babes opened up his home for people to experience his passion for food. Though not taught in the culinary arts, his vast knowledge on cooking trumps formal teachings. His experience alone in food importing and traveling educated him in this art.

Every few months he rotates his menu showcasing his savvy take on Mediterranean cuisine. During our visit, we ordered Porcheta (₱500) and Pan Fried White Fish Fillet (₱600). As you read this, it may seem that the prices may sound a bit expensive, but all dishes are good for at least 3-4 persons. It is inclusive of an appetizer, salad, iced tea and dessert.

We were first served hummus with warm, homemade pita bread. This appeTEASer was flawless. You can taste all the flavors of the chick peas, olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon juice incorporated in this.

Next, we were served with a chef's salad topped with vinaigrette dressing . We were in love with the salad dressing. The vinaigrette gave this dish a zing while the feta and black olives presented the perfect salinity. Then our main course(s) arrived.

The Porcheta (Italian pork roast) was absolutely sumptuous! Porcheta is pork belly stuffed with Italian herbs, which is then rolled and baked. It was served with red wine reduction and raisins along with a side of Spanish brown rice. The skin was so crispy at the same time, the meat was tender and very juicy. The recused red wine reduction and raisins was a good, sweet contrast to the dish. I believe who ever loves lechon will love this even more! I swear on my tastebuds on this dish! The Spanish brown rice that came along with the Porcheta was done right. Big thumbs up for the rice!

The next dish we received was the Pan Fried Fish Fillet. One of the fish was Pacific Cod, and the other Halibut. If not familiar with cod, cod is a white fish that has a consistency and taste that of crab legs. Instead of flakes, like most fish have, it's has strands, exactly like crab legs. As far as halibut, it too is a white fish that's flaky and very buttery. These were pan fried, and topped with what I call an Italian salsa: tomatoes, basil, black olives, shaved Parmesan in olive oil. Just the look itself when served was enticing, but the taste itself was heavenly.

And last, we had a warm pumpkin pie for dessert. Served warm in a ramekin, this dish was a delicious ending to a beautiful meal. I loved how the warm marshmallow just oozed in ever bite of the pie.

By the way, their iced tea is the best! When other establishments advertise "house blend ice tea", they have nothing on Chef Babes' take! You will have to experience it yourself.

Aside from the wonderful food, and our wonderful host, Chef Babes, aesthetically, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is a perfect place to get away from everything. Since you will be dining on his terrace, you will have a beautiful view overlooking the greenery of Baguio, and at times you will see, and feel the fog roll through as you're experiencing gastronomic orgasms.

But before going busing Foggy Mountain Cookhouse, you will have to make a reservation 24hrs ahead of time, as the main courses will need time to be prepared. Please visit their FB page for a list of the menu. As mentioned their menu rotates every few months.

Happy Eating!!!

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