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26 posts categorized "[Travel] PAMPANGA: Culinary Capital"

July 14, 2016

CISAN’S: The Underrated Home of Asian Delights in #AwesomeAngeles!


CISAN'S is home to a mixture of Philippine, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese-inspired dishes picked up by the Nepomucenos of Pampanga throughout their travels.

Nestled in Nepo Quadrangle, this modest restaurant is a good option if you want to eat “healthier” in Angeles City...because we all know how a visit to the Culinary Capital of the Philippines is bad news for our waistlines!

Here’s what to expect at Cisan’s...

Nepo Quadrangle, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Facebook: Cisan's Resto
Instagram: @cisans

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July 11, 2016

Everybody’s Café: All Time Favorite Authentic Kapampangan Food! #AwesomePampanga


Everybody’s Café started as a neutral ground during liberation times in Philippine history. Anyone from Filipino, Japanese, and American could enjoy the café’s simple menu of Pancit Luglug (glass noodles with coconut milk sauce flavored with annatto and shrimp) or Mami (egg noodles with shredded meat and broth).

As the business grew, the first official branch opened in 1967 at San Fernando, Pampanga. Little by little they began adding Kapampangan specialties and treasured family recipes to the menu. A branch in Angeles City and one in Salcedo Village, Makati soon followed. After more than 50 years later, Everybody’s Café still stands as one of the most resilient and authentically Kapampangan establishments to date.

Here's what to expect in the pride of Pampanga...


Angeles Branch: 105-106 BPI Arcade, Nepomart, Angeles City
San Fernando Branch: Mc Arthur Hiway, Del Pilar, City of San Fernando
Makati Branch: Salcedo Village, Makati (Saturday Market)
Operating Hours: 
Mondays to Sundays--7:00AM to 9PM
Telephone: +6345 887 0361 | +6345 435 2085
Mobile: +6392 284 67121 | +6392 284 67121 | +6392 284 23755
Facebook: Everybody's Café

Related Blog Post: PAMPANGA: Your Awesome Journey to Pampanga Food Trip (Infographic)


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July 04, 2016

B&B: Late-night Barbecue, Beer, and Kapampangan Specialties in #AwesomeAngeles


The typical Filipino nightlife culture often involves endless rounds of beer and copious amounts of deliciously fatty “Pulutan” or finger food. At Angeles City, Pampanga, establishments like B&B (Beer & Barbecue) have popped up to satisfy our appetites for BBQ, Sisig, and other Kapampangan fried favorites.

B&B is so popular that at almost any given night, you are sure to hear the pop and sizzle of Sisig on the hot plate, the crackling of crispy food, clanking of beer bottles, and the roaring laughter of people simply having a great time.

Here’s a glimpse of the B&B experience…


Richthofen St, Brgy. Malabanias, Angeles City, 2009 Pampanga
Operating Hours: 
Mondays to Sundays--5PM to 2AM
Mobile: +63917 714 9268 | +63908 886 8963


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December 02, 2009

Pampanga, the Culinary Center of the Philippines

Top 5 Food Trip Destinations in and around Manila (2 of 5)
by Anton Diaz, Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
Published in San Miguel Great Food Club Newsletter (November-December 2009). 
(Please register in 
MyGreatFood.com if you want to become a member of San Miguel's Great Food Club)

 2. Pampanga, the Culinary Center of the Philippines

Pampanga - Claude's 5 Ways Lechon

A Pampanga food trip is always good for a full day without the need to go on overnight because it is now one hour away and very accessible via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). A trip to the culinary capital is not complete without trying the best restaurants there.

Most people would go on a convoy or meet up at the last Caltex along Edsa before turning into NLEX. Others prefer to meet at the Total Gasoline Station, which is the last station before the San Fernando Exit.

Here is a good tip: Start with the best of San Fernando’s restaurants, then travel along MacArthur Highway to Angeles City’s foodie places. You can already exit Pampanga through the Angeles City NLEX Entrance going back to Manila.

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April 15, 2009

Santo Entierro Procession: Good Friday Traditions of San Fernando, Pampanga

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Kapampangans are proud of the 6pm Santo Entierro (meaning Holy Burial) Procession in San Fernando. The Crucifixions in Brgy San Pedro Cutud finish around 3pm. People would then have a late lunch or merienda and rest before the 6pm procession in the San Fernando Cathedral.

Here is a photo essay of one of the solemn and well-attended traditions in San Fernando, Pampanga...

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April 14, 2009

Cutud Crucifixions: Good Friday Traditions of San Fernando, Pampanga

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Spanky once said to us that we need to experience the Cutud Crucifixions before we can be certified as adopted Kapampangans. Our family went to San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday to see the 50+-year old solemn tradition of crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga.

Here is our photo essay about a unique experience only in the Philippines...

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February 20, 2008

Cold Spoon Frozen Yogurt - The Next Dessert Craze in the Philippines!

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If you love Mcdonalds' McFlurry or Jollibee's Sundae, you will definitely love Cold Spoon Frozen Yogurt. It is a much healthier dessert alternative because it is Yogurt instead of Ice Cream. It is non-fat, low calories, with vitamin c, with calcium and live lactobacilli! I can't wait for the first franchise to open in Manila.

Thanks to Spanx for this Korean dessert discovery in Angeles, Pampanga.
Cold Spoon serves the best frozen yogurt! by Ivan Henares
The Best Little FROZEN YOGURT Shop in the Philippines by Spanx

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