ANOTHER STORY is a casual fine dining restaurant in Evia Mall, Alabang that can be considered as the next evolution of Ica Manalo Sebastian's Cafe Voila in Crosswinds, Tagaytay. Here, Ica brings to life her passion for cooking high quality home-style comfort food, with each dish having their own story to tell.
The place has an eclectic and fun ambiance, serving the finest home-cooked meals you'll find in a mall setting. I heard good things about their food, but we had mixed feelings about them during our visit because of the pricing and service. It's still one of the happiest places to eat in and have a good time with the family.
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ANOTHER STORY by Ica Manalo Sebastian 2nd Floor, Evia Mall, Alabang (near MCX exit) Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Facebook:Another Story 2016 Telephone: +63 995 267-7163
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PAMPANGA is widely revered as The Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Highly acclaimed Kapampangan Chef, Claude Tayag of BALE DUTUNG and 1956 DOWNTOWN CAFÉ, believes the province’s reputation for good food is because of its history with Clark Air Base (a military facility for American and Filipino forces from 1903 to 1991).
Due to the base’s proximity from the capital city, Angeles, international goods and other ingredients became easily accessible. Thus, locals assimilated these ingredients to their cuisine and signature Kapampampangan dishes like Sisig were born.
In collaboration with the Angeles City Tourism, Team OAP traveled to Pampanga in search of the best restaurants.
Formerly called 1956DOWNTOWN CAFÉ, this retro-style eatery does not only signify Chef Claude Tayag’s date of birth, but also the era he holds dearest to him. Peace times helped build a bigger middle class and establish businesses and entertainment centers, which Kapampangans would come to refer to as Downtown.
Going “downtown” meant spending quality time with family or friends at local shopping malls, restaurants, and cinemas after Sunday mass. Now in 2016, with life more hectic and too focused on moving forward, people have forgotten the value of slowing down to embrace the past and present. In light of this, Downtown Café is a perfect way to step back and appreciate the golden years of honest Kapampangan food.
DOWNTOWN CAFÉ The Quad at Nepo, Nepo mart, Plaridel St, 2009 Angeles City Operation hours: Monday to Sunday--10AM to 10PM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +63 917 535 9198 Website: www.baledutung.com Facebook: 1956 Downtown Café
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 AnthonyBourdain’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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Official Website: BaleDutung.com
Ranked as one of the best Carenderias in Angeles City, MILA'shas 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
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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.
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JIRO ASIA Don Juico corner California Street, Perimeter Road, Anunas, Angeles City +63 917 820 6322
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!
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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 Facebook: cafefleur.ph Instagram: @cafefleur.ph