In this unnatural heat of around 48 degrees on average, most of us are checking out places to go to in order to escape the burn. One great place to go to is Tagaytay. My family and I have been looking forward to leave the smouldering urban heat, so we are immensely happy that we found this little gem of a country-style diner located at Tagaytay Ridge: The Wild Juan.
Tthe place feels like a modernised lola/grandma’s house, what with the old books, brick textures, and color scheme down to the placemats and table decor. You’re sure to get acquainted with the word “home” here.
They also have a beer garden, which opens at around 5 PM. This is pretty cool since you can enjoy a couple of their local handcrafted brews and delicious food al fresco.
Here’s a little video to show you guys our family’s adventures at The Wild Juan :)
What made us go there in the first place, though, is the food, which presents traditional Pinoy comfort food tweaked with a few Western flavors. Confused? Well, the point is that they serve a Pinoy version of Buffalo wings – fused with caldereta!
Caldereta Wings – Php 288
And let me tell you something: Caldereta Wings totally work! I was quite in love with Buffalo wings before, but infusing a Pinoy flavour them wings had me singing that caldereta wings are my soulmate. Instead of bleu cheese, they also went for cheddar dip, which complements the caldereta taste. The spice-o-meter goes from not that spicy to mild, though if you really want to take the heat up a notch, you can still ask the chefs to adjust it according to your preference. :)
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