I’ve known Vizco’s as the famous, leading supplier of the luscious Strawberry Shortcake in Baguio. Even if it was not much publicized years ago in online platforms getting honored as one of the must-to-go-places in Baguio, it has been the talk of the town for its decadent desserts. Word of mouth was its strongest marketing tool back then.
Seven years ago, my friends and I would share one round cake in our transient after dinner. After all, the name of Vizco’s is known for cakes alone. But today was different — I was surprised that it has expanded itself to catering more than just cakes, but famous comfort foods you’d love to indulge in the chilly weather of Baguio. The initial plan was only to grab coffee after a tiring session at Baguio Public Market, but we resorted to trying out other selections such as pasta and shawarma.
Garlic and Sundried Tomato Pasta was my pick. It’s spaghetti tossed in garlic, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil in olive oil, and flavored with white wine and parmesan cheese. I always loved tomatoes, especially the fresh or sundried. The white wine, garlic, and parmesan cheese helped cancel out the sourness of the pasta — but each ingredient shines through to enhance its taste. You can choose from small (1 pax), regular (3-6) or medium (6-12) meaning the servings are good for sharing.
We also ordered the Beef Shawarma, but it the serving size is good for one person only. The portions of the meat were too small compared to the vegetables. We were joking that it was vegetable shawarma with bits of beef. The taste of the beef was also not as impressive. It was a bit bland.
Now onto the most- awaited part of that afternoon snack: Strawberry Shortcakes! Pheb and I ordered one slice each, and we forgot to share it with Chris! I was too carried away in enjoying my “cake moment” that I didn’t mind eating it before the pasta and shawarma, more so asking Chris if he wanted to taste it. 😀
It was light, moist and creamy. You’ll have the luxury of indulging over whole, plump strawberries on the top or find these fruity bits under layers of cream and chiffon. It’s the type of cake that won’t drown you in utter sweetness.
The good thing about Vizco’s is that the serving sizes are customizable from the cakes down to the main dishes. There is always a portion that suits your budget, definitely. Revisiting Vizcos reminded me once again, of why time and again this is considered as a haven for the best dessert in Baguio.
Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop
Porta Vaga Mall, Session Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet
Contact: (074) 446 7082
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 7AM-10PM; Friday to Sat: 7AM-11PM
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