Science is everywhere. Being the study of our natural world, science continues to fascinate and tingle our curiosity about our surroundings. Science produces life-long learners. Especially in today’s fast-paced society, we use scientific concepts and theories to create technologies that can improve our lives.
Being a former STEM student, I am really fascinated by how biology, chemistry, physics and even math is applied in our world today. Well, apparently, science can be seen in some cafes here in the Philippines.
Located across Teacher’s Camp, Meal Lab is said to be the first of its kind in the Philippines’ summer capital. Envisioned to be a place to celebrate both the love for science and love-at-first-sight dishes, Meal Lab is among the cafes that stand out in Baguio.
Initially planned to be a meatball food cart, this science-themed restaurant was pioneered by the Quiwa and Wong clans last May. Being the first of its kind in Baguio, Meal Lab worked around the concept by using lab equipment like beakers, graduated cylinders, test tubes, and the like.
Yvette Quiwa, Head Chef of the restaurant shares, “In Meal Lab, you can expect the food to have the 4Ms (Malaki, Masarap, Marami, Mura). It is also Instagram-friendly and has interactive presentations topped with hands-on customer service for a great experience.”
Here are some of the food and drinks you can find at Meal Lab:
Fish Tacos – Php185
Are you a fan of Mexican-style tacos? Meal Lab’s rendition of the classic fan favorite won’t disappoint. Breaded fish strips are covered with a generous serving of pico de gallo, cabbage strips, their house green sauce, and cheese sauce on soft flour tortillas.
Cheesy Meat Sandwich – Php195
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Meal Lab’s take on the classic grilled cheese sandwich features seasoned meat, caramelized onions, jalapeno bits, and creamy cheese sauce smothered on a big piece of Ciabatta bread. Served with sweet potato chips on the side, this is what a lot of people keep coming back for!
Swedish Meatballs – Php170
Big on meatballs? If yes, then this is a MUST-TRY! Meal Lab’s version of the Swedish specialty consists of cheesy meatballs bathed in a creamy beef sauce. Served with rice, mashed potatoes, and raspberry sauce; these will make you fall in love at first bite!
Cheesy BBQ Pork Ribs – Php299
For the die-hard carnivores out there, this is for you! Barbecued pork ribs are served on a bed of gooey cheese sure to make you crave for more. Served with rice and coleslaw, this is a sure winner for any meat lover (like me)!
Savory Fluffy Pancakes – Php215
Breakfast for lunch? Breakfast for dinner? No problem! Fluffy pancakes topped with honey butter are served with Hungarian sausage, bacon strips, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. Yum!
Blue Ternatea – Php85
While devouring their irresistible meals, you’ll definitely need a drink. Served in a beaker with a syringe containing the blueberry mix, this drink is sure to be a jaw-dropper for your IG followers!
Strawberry Lemonade – Php85
If you are in love with bright colors, this will surely make you go to Meal Lab! Served in a beaker with a strawberry mix-filled syringe, this popping lemonade packs a burst of flavor in each sip.
Syphon Brewed Coffee – Php85 (1 serving) / Php120 (2-3 servings)
Love coffee? Love local? If so, then Meal Lab’s brewed coffee is sure to be up your alley.
Tea blends – Php100
In this fast-paced society, you’ll definitely want to pause for a while. Have a cup of Meal Lab’s tea and enjoy it with their equally delicious cookies!
Chocolate Cheese Tea – Php120 / Matcha Cheese Tea – Php125
Big on Chocolate? Big on Matcha? Big on Cheese? These drinks will surely make you come back to Meal Lab!
Campfire Toast – Php140
What’s better than French toast and s’mores? Campfire Toast, of course! Your sweet tooth favorites are combined in one plate.
Malagos Dark Chocolate Pate – Php160
Featuring the local Malagos chocolate of Davao, a taste of this smooth and rich chocolate dessert will make you fall in love at first bite!
So, what are you waiting for? Head on to Meal Lab only in the City of Pines, Baguio City!