8 Must-Try Restaurants for an Ultimate Pampanga Food Trip

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On a quest to discover new great places to eat? Let us take you to Pampanga! Besides, it won’t be hailed as the 'Culinary Capital of the Philippines' for nothing. Here’s a list of must-try restaurants with their highly recommended dishes for an ultimate Pampanga food trip!

1. House of Chops

M.A. Roxas Hi Way, Clark, Pampanga

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Well-known and loved for its good meat, this family-style dining restaurant will truly satisfy every carnivore's meat cravings.

Recommended Dishes: Three-Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Double-Cut Pork Chop (P700) and US Country Style Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy (P700) (served with two sides)

Imagine a double cut pork chop stuffed with three cheese and bacon. It’s real. Yep, House of Chops made that happen.
US Country Style Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy: this dish will not disappoint!

 

2. Urban Crunch

The Yard Angeles Food Park and Moderno Food Park

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Urban Crunch serves different bagnet dishes. To date, they offer kare-kare, dinakdakan, binagoongan, and bagnet with atchara. They have stalls in two leading food parks in Pampanga – Moderno Food Park in San Fernando and The Yard in Angeles City. Urban Crunch also won 2nd runner up for their Kare-kareng Bagnet and Dinakdakan at the recent Pampanga Taste Fest where Kapampangan foodies got to rate and critic local food offerings last April 2017. With its growing fan base and developing menu, more branches and even an actual restaurant might be on the way!

Recommended Dishes: Kare-kare Bagnet (P120) and Dinakdakan Bagnet (P120) 

Kare-kare Bagnet
Dinakdakan Bagnet

 

 

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3. 25 Seeds

Dycaico Ancestral House, Brgy. Sto. Rosario, Angeles City

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Located in one of the national heritage sites, Dycaico’s ancestral house, 25 Seeds gives off that warm and cozy probinsya vibe. Owned and operated by one of the top chefs in the country, Chef Sau De Rosario, this farm-to-table restaurant unquestionably serves first-rate food.

Recommended Dishes: Sisig Paella (P425) and Norte Pizza (P425)

Your trip to Pampanga will not be complete without trying authentic Kapampangan sisig. I bet this sisig paella will make you come back to Pampanga for more!
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This pizza is called 'Norte' because it's topped with salted eggs, kesong puti, and Ilocano longganisa.
[Photo by @luckyofdiscovermnl]

 

4. Sunrise Surprise

Fil-Am Friendship Highway, Barangay Cutcut, Angeles City

FB: /1351sunrisesurprise | IG: @sunrisesurpriseph

Did someone say all-day breakfast? We heard you. Sunrise and breakfast both symbolize warmth, comfort, and happiness. Dining in this restaurant is always a dose of sunshine!

Recommended Dishes: I’m a Sinner (P205) and Champorado with Tuyo (P130)

I'm a Sinner

I’m a Sinner is a stack of pancakes with peanut butter and syrup dripping from every tier and topped with candied bacon and bananas. This sinner tastes like heaven--my favorite sin!

Champorado with Tuyo

Feeling under the weather? What better way to soothe your soul than to have hot Champorado with Tuyo or a steaming mug of porridge? Champorado always hits the spot. The pairing of champorado and tuyo (salted dried fish) might sound odd to other people but this is actually a Pinoy favorite. Sunrise Surprise even made their champorado better by adding bacon bits. What’s not to love?

 

 

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5. Pigs & Pints

Century Hotel, Mac Arthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City

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Recommended Dishes: Tuna Poke (P270) and Salmon with Creamed Potato and Charred Cabbage

Pigs & Pints is the brainchild of hotelier and restaurateur, JR Tang, and one of Pampanga’s finest chefs, Chef Bong Sagmit. It is a gastropub where you could wine and dine with friends and family. They source their ingredients locally to help local farmers and they aim to be sustainable, so they try to make everything from scratch--even condiments such as vinegar.

Tuna Poke: this beauty is kinilaw with red onions, tomatoes, and tabun-tabon.
[Photo by @pigsandpints_ac]
Salmon
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6. Hungry Neighbors

Casa Mitzi Building, Sto. Rosario Street, Sto. Domingo, Angeles City

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Hungry Neighbors is a neighborhood dining place that started in Angeles City. It is owned by two brothers and a sister with the fondness of eating and inspirations from their travels. Upon entering the restaurant, it feels just like visiting good friends next door. The owners, who are very hands on, would often sit with you for small talk or to even drink with you.

Recommended Dishes: Lechon Macau (P185)  and Bistecca Slices

Two words: crowd favorite. Find out for yourself why everyone loves the Lechon Macau!
[Photo by @hungryneighborsph]
An order of Bistecca Slices is served with baby potatoes and peppercorn gravy
[Photo by @hungryneighborsph]

 

 

Sunday brunch during the Pampanga Bloggers Society visit! What a feast

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7. Café Noelle

MarQuee Mall, Angeles City

www.cafenoelle.com | FB: /cafenoelle | IG: @cafenoelleph

Café Noelle easily made its mark in Pampanga because of its all year round Christmas theme. Owner-Chef Judy Uson named the café after her daughter. It all started with her desire to have a place where she could serve good food and people could feel as if they’re home. At present, Café Noelle has three branches in key areas in Pampanga – Clark, Angeles City, and San Fernando.

Recommended Dishes: Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Spicy Tinapa Pasta (P225)

Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spicy Tinapa Pasta

 

8. Apag Marangle

Bacolor and MarQuee Mall, Angeles City

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When it comes to authentic Kapampangan cuisine, Apag Marangle seems to be the top in mind. In addition to that, they are also famous for their exotic dishes like crickets and frogs. If you’re heading to Subic, they also have a branch in Harbor Point Mall!

Recommended Dishes: Adobong Camaru (P185) and Relyenong Betute (P85/P95)

Adobong Camaru (mole crickets): it feels a little weird to eat it because of its appearance and texture, but it actually tastes good!
Eating Relyenong Betute (frogs) feels just like eating chicken with your eyes closed. I know you’ve heard this remark before. It’s not a trap, it is true!

 

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