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Baker’s Hill Ube Hopias

By on June 25, 2011

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A good friend brought me the delicious ube hopia from Baker’s Hill in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan last week. Aside from the tamilok, the cashew nuts and the danggit lamayo, the Baker’s Hill ube hopias are local delicacies that you must not miss when you find yourself at the Philippines’ last frontier. That is why I begged her to buy me a pack when I learned of her weekend plans that time.

She also agreed with my description that the ube hopia ‘melts in your mouth.’ This is true for both the freshly baked batch and the one that was right before my keyboard one fine morning last week. My first bite instantly reminded me of Baker’s Hill, which is not just a bakery in an upscale subdivision in Puerto Princesa but also a theme park of some sort. There is a restaurant, a cacti garden, a playground and other attractions that might catch the fancy of visitors and tourists alike.

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And before I even knew it, I gobbled all the few precious slices when I was meaning to share some to my colleagues that time. Well, I hope to be back to Puerto Princesa City someday just to buy more than enough packs for everyone else. This city has a special place in my heart not just for its beauty and cleanliness but also because I went there alone last year. Project PPS was then my first solo semi-backpacking journey.

May I thank then Sherelle for the delicious hopias which brought back all the good memories of Baker’s Hill and Puerto Princesa City as a whole.

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If you missed my Project PPS series, here are some of its blog entries:
Post Mortem: Project PPS – budget and itinerary for a 4D 3N stay in Puerto Princesa City
Day Tour – the stops in the usual Puerto Princesa day tour
Honda Bay tour
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
KaLui Restaurant
Kinabuchs Grill and Bar

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Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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