MONOL – Canto, the taste that would stay in Kelvin’s memory for life

When we visit an unfamiliar city, our five senses become extremely sensitive and all these senses gather up to impact our memory. This is hard to forget and become sweet memories we can look back to in our life. I am willing to share a fascinating memory of mine during my visit in Baguio. Inside Canto Restaurant, there lies a special story and an unforgettable taste of our outstanding meal.

Since we were not familiar with the geography, we waited for 30 minutes to get a taxi and we had to travel for another hour to arrive at Canto Restaurant. We were very hungry at the moment and we were surprised by the long line of people waiting to enter this restaurant. Our curiosity overpowered our hunger and led our minds to wait.

After another hour of waiting, we were able to find a table for ourselves. I remember the menu being divided into three major meals – hamburgers, pizzas, and pork ribs. Not long after our wait, our meals arrived and we were already surprised visually. Our hearts pounded as we smelled our food being served.

The meat was outstandingly well-cooked with a lustrous texture. The meal was hot, freshly made, and amazingly tasty. The moment the food touched our lips, we knew by instinct that this meal has an unforgettable impact. Clearly, we were being deeply touched by the food we tasted in this restaurant.

I believe that there is strong power in food. Everyone tasting the food in Canto Restaurant seemed pleasant and peaceful. I have felt once more that food can become an artwork, bonding people in a positive way. The people I have met here in Baguio and all the precious memories have a connection to the meals I had in Canto Restaurant. The smell, taste, and memories with the people I have met here will stay with me for life.

Once I gain another opportunity to revisit, I will immediately take it to feel the pleasure once again. I always thank Teacher Cliff because he recommended Canto Restaurant to me.

— Kelvin