PatisTito Garden Café

Patis Tito Garden Cafe is undergoing extensive renovation from April until the end of 2018 to provide you with a more delightful customer experience. We look forward to serving you again in January 2019. Please watch out for updates on our progress.

PatisTito Garden Café is your destination for a memorable encounter with Philippine culture through Filipino food in our unique version of a Filipino home. Using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, we serve slow-cooked meals within a verdant garden nurtured for almost 25 years. 

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Patis on Patis and the Salad Bowl of the Philippines

The La Trinidad Trading Post is the drop off point of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables grown in La Trinidad, Benguet. An early afternoon drive to the Trading Post can take an hour from Baguio City. As you are surrounded with maybe tons of different types of crops in a roofed area nearly the size of a football field, the interaction among traders murmur against the collective sound of sweeping footsteps, rustling sacks, cart wheels and warm chatter with faint laughter. 

You will pass through Binalonan, Pangasinan as you descend back to Manila before reaching TPLEX. On the side of the highway, locals vend fish sauce or patis that is properly prepared by fermenting fish using "banga" without using a drop of salt to create this delectable condiment incomparable to those manufactured commercially. This town does not only sell patis originating from neighboring towns in Pangasinan but also bagoong and vinegar.

Patis on patis.

This company's logo bears their process in making bagoong which is fermenting fish in a banga. 

Bottles and jugs of different types of vinegar are found along the highway in Binalonan, Pangasinan. 

In the Valley of the Sacred Mountain

You will see an igloo guard house after two kilometers upon seeing this sign.

You will see an igloo guard house after two kilometers upon seeing this sign.

Last Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, we met with Dion Pulan of Bangkong Kahoy in Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon.

Bangkong Kahoy is in the valley of the sacred Mount Banahaw which is only a 40-minute drive away from the cafe. If you take Barangay Sta. Cruz Putol and go a little further,  you will eventually slow down and fall more in love with the Philippines for what it REALLY is. (See photo below)

Dion discussed his advocacy in preserving the environment as the mid-afternoon breeze cooled us down. It is quite enthralling to dream of changing the mindset of the many for the greater common good.

A view of several provincial towns in Quezon taken from the recreational center in Bangkong Kahoy. 

A view of several provincial towns in Quezon taken from the recreational center in Bangkong Kahoy. 

I am looking forward to seeing Dion again and spend more time in Bangkong Kahoy. Maybe next time I will be there earlier so I can get more mushrooms.

On our way back, we went down to one of the vendors in Barangay Kinabuhayan and took some photos.

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Don't forget to check out Bangkong Kahoy's website

Email us at patistito@gmail.com or call/text us at +63927-308-5339, +63906-443-9092, (049) 543-5971

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