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July 24, 2016

BALE DUTUNG: Claude Tayag's Legendary 5 Ways Lechon Degustacion in Pampanga!

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Chef Claude Tayag’s proudly Kapampangan food concept, BALE DUTUNG, is one of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in Asia. Ranked as one of the best by the Miele Guide in 2009, Chef Tayag’s humble abode reached celebrity status when he was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” in 2008.

Tayag was raised in Angeles City and is the 9th of 12 children--earning him the clever nickname of “Claude 9”. While his first passion was the visual arts (he is now an accomplished furniture designer and painter), Claude often observed his mother in the kitchen--picking up little bits and pieces of culinary knowhow.

It was only in 1979, after an Economics degree at UP-Clark, that Claude found himself backpacking in Europe and craving for homemade Filipino food. Living on only about $10 a day, he explored wet markets in search of cheap, alternative ingredients. Learning to experiment with food unleashed Chef Tayag’s culinary creativity and paved way to more milestones in his life such as Bale Dutung.

BALE DUTUNG
Villa Gloria Subdivision, Angeles City, Pampanga  
Mobile: +63 917 535-9198 
Telephone: +632 668-4038, 502-4527 
Email: mquioctayag@yahoo.com, yhannguevarra@yahoo.com
Official WebsiteBaleDutung.com

Related post: Claude Tayag's Bale Dutung - The Best Kapampangan Restaurant in Pampanga

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July 22, 2016

MILA'S: Arguably The Best Sisig in Pampanga?!

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Ranked as one of the best Carenderias in Angeles City, MILA's has been a household name for many Kapampangans since 1989. They were originally famous for their Tokwa't Baboy, but now they're more known for their unbelievably addicting crispy Sisig!

Sisig is a Kapampangan staple consisting of grilled, diced pork cheeks, ears, liver, onions, and even pig brain. This beloved drinking food is often credited to Lucia “Aling Lucing” Cunanan of Angeles City, who made the best of the discarded ingredients from Clark Air Base.

Due to the simplicity of the preparation and affordability of the ingredients, Sisig grew in popularity and more establishments, like MILA'S, began offering variants.

MILA'S TOKWA'T BABOY AND SPECIAL SIZZLING SISIG
Brgy. San Angelo, San Andres St, Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: +63 45 888 6727
Open: Everyday 10am - 10pm

Here's why you should go to Mila's on your next Pampanga visit...

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July 20, 2016

JIRO ASIA: The Best of Two Culinary Worlds

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JIRO ASIA is an offshoot restaurant of the famed Jiro Izakaya Sushi Ramen (now closed) in Angeles City Pampanga. We featured Jiro last year in our 15 Places to try in Angeles City and loved their selection of authentic Ramen and Sushi Rolls. 

With Jiro Asia, owner Vincent Roque brings his love for both Chinese and Japanese food under one roof.  

Check out our experience...

JIRO ASIA
Don Juico corner California Street,
Perimeter Road, Anunas, Angeles City
+63 917 820 6322

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ILOILO FOOD: 8 Must Try Local Dishes on Your Next Iloilo Food Trip! (2016)

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Discover the City of Love--beyond it's famed Dinagyang Festival, century-old churches, majestic mansions, and unspoiled countryside--through its exotic delicacies.

Iloilo is hometown to the grandmother of Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet. So expect a local's perspective as her friends and relatives tour her around the town.

Here are the top 8 dishes you should try to complete your Iloilo culinary experience...

 

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Pigs & Pints: Nose To Tail Gastropub in Angeles

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Pigs & Pints is a Nose to Tail Gastropub in Angeles City Pampanga, a concept re-introduced into the Western culinary mainstream by Chef Henry Ferguson from the UK in 1999. Nose to Tail aficionados, believe that "If you're going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing." - Henry Ferguson

It's this Philosophy that Executive Chef Bong Sagmit bases his menu on and the results are pleasantly surprising.

 

PIGS & PINTS
Century Complex, Balibago, Angeles City, Malabanas, Angeles / Clark, Philippines
Behind Casino Filipino Angeles  

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July 19, 2016

Café Fleur, Leh-Leh & Babo: Best Restaurant in Pampanga (2016)!

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CAFÉ FLEUR is a 3-restaurant concept reflecting Chef Sau Del Rosario’s passion for food and travel. On the ground floor is the Café that serves cakes, smoothies, and casual food. Across it is LEH-LEH, a Thai-inspired eatery; and on the topmost floor is BÂBO, a more sophisticated dining area reserved for traditional Kapampangan cuisine.

While the establishment overall has a shared menu, it’s highly recommended you try dishes according to their category. For desserts, sweet drinks, and casual meals, visit the Café; if you want Thai food, go to Leh-Leh. You can eat all Kapampangan specialties at Bâbo to complete the ambiance!

Here’s what to expect in the best restaurant in Angeles City, Pampanga!

CAFÉ FLEUR BY CHEF SAU
L-463B Miranda St. Brgy Sto. Rosario, 2000 Angeles City
Operating Hours
Tuesdays to Sundays: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: 045-304-1301
Mobile: 093-5761-6550
Facebookcafefleur.ph
Instagram@cafefleur.ph

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July 18, 2016

STANDOUT COOK FEST: Getting Together for the Love of Adobo @ILoveFairviewTerraces!

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Adobo is one of the most beloved culinary treasures in the country. Feted for its simplicity and flexibility, households all over the nation have developed their own take on this dish through creative heirloom recipes.

Ayala Fairview Terraces, in collaboration with Datu Puti,  Manam, La Rouge Products, and Our Awesome Planet, held a cook fest last Saturday seeking out the best homemade Adobo in Quezon City. Five contenders were given 45 minutes to impress a panel of three judges: Chef Claude Tayag, Chef Sandy Daza, and Chef Ernz Owera.

Find out who stood out the most in this photo essay…

AYALA FAIRVIEW TERRACES
Quirino Highway corner Maligaya Drive Barangay Pasong Putik, 1118 Novaliches, Quezon City
Telephone: +63 956 3888
Website: www.ayalamalls.com.ph
Facebook: FairviewTerraces
Instagram: @ilovefairviewterraces
Twitter: @fterraces

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July 15, 2016

PICCOLO PADRE: Experiencing Venice, Milan, and Sicily at the Best Italian Restaurant in #AwesomeAngeles!

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PICCOLO PADRE is a fine-dining restaurant located at Prime Asia Hotel, Angeles, Pampanga. Its menu and ornate interiors mirror the rich culinary journey and Italian heritage of third generation owner, Chef Danilo Giampaolo.

Here’s what to expect at one of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in Pampanga….

PICCOLO PADRE RESTAURANT
Narciso Street | Prime Asia Hotel, Malabanias, Angeles City, Pampanga
Operation Hours: 5PM to 11PM
Email: piccolo_padre@yahoo.com | nixro584@yahoo.com
Mobile: +63 919 887 2195 | +63 917 500 47500
Website: www.primeasiahotel.com
Facebook: Piccolo Padre

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