70 Barangay Minantok West , Amadeo – Cavite province, Philippines
We passed several houses with small garden and orchids
It was a bright and sunny weather when we were fetch by BAHAY Buffet team from Hotel Intercontinental in Makati , It took us over 2 hours and went on a road trip south of Metro Manila passing several towns along its way .
That is nice about BAHAY Buffet dining experience ,is not just about foods but also camaraderie, opening of new friendship , sharing one’s personal experiences in life and road trip adventure ! Here is a link to a previous event held last July 21,2015 in MOCA Farm within Padre Garcia , Batangas
entrance to the farm
The farm is about 2 hectares owned by the family of Cuevas who made a lot of improvements within the property during a 7- year period . Turning the once vine laden with old coffee trees and coconuts area into a lush tropical plantation with dragon fruits, calamansi with different kinds of orchid hybrids and bananas. What i liked about the perimeter wall around the farm is that they are planted with hedge shrubs which makes the family -style farm rustic and green.
The family farm is located a few kilometers from Amadeo Public Market and the town boast a lot of agricultural produce like Coffee which earn the town its nickname ” Coffee Capital ” of the Philippines .
cattleyas in coconut husk
Almost every home got a small plot of land where they plant coffees, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, dragon fruits and among others .
dancing ladies orchid
Some houses would have Dendrobium anosmum ( sanggumay) and Dendrobium aphyllum ( fairy sanggumay) planted on host trees such as mangoes, champaka, acacia among others. There are also orchid hybrids like Oncidiums , Vandas , Mokaras .
Dendrobium anosmum aka sanggumay growing on a ficus tree
Since the town of Amadeo is located between 1,200 feet to 1,400 feet in elevation , The weather is milder and cooler . It is not much developed compared to the town of Silang, Tagaytay , Mendez and Indang.
Ms. Gigi Morris , Ms.Dawn Bolus Mawis , Dr. Ikit Sipin-Chan and Mr. Racs Cuevas
variety of buffet meal
Buffet meal consists of family -style heirloom dishes and those regional food that are found in Amadeo and within Cavite province.
puto seko and jacobina
The dishes were laing , mussels and oysters , steamed vegetables, pininyahang manok, sinaing na tulingan ,halaan soup, binagoongan na baboy, fern salad , fresh fruits , toasted buttered bread, jacobina , potoseko , freshly brewed Amadeo coffee.
Binagoongan na Baboy
I liked all the foods that i have tasted , it was the epitome of home-cooked recipe which were handed down from several generations.
Seafood Pancit Palabok ni Kulas
One of the family specialties is the Seafood Pancit Palabok which had a mid- flavored sauce and a rich toppings of fresh sea foods like squid, shrimps, tinapa flakes ( smoked fish ) deep fried tofu cut into small cubes, boiled chicken eggs , chopped spring onion leaves and crushed chicharon flakes ( pork crackling ) and calamansi fruit.
SEAFOOD Pancit Palabok
Ms. Jo Bie
Ms. Jo Bie is the one who cooked this seafood pancit palabok
Since this is a weekend family farm, The farm is ideal for team building , retreat , event place , buffet meals are also available . But visitors who wish to come must make a prior appointment before hand. Some of the menus might not always be available due to the availability of the ingredients.
Note: I would like to ” Thank” the gracious hosts and Bahay Buffet family for the invitation .
Contact Persons: Mr. Droz or Ms. Ikit
0917 517 7547, 0929-3612986 or (02) 873-4252
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