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DOWNTOWN CAFÉ: Comforting Kampampangan Flavors Enjoyed Retro-Style!

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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Formerly called 1956 DOWNTOWN 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: [email protected]
Mobile: +63 917 535 9198
Website: www.baledutung.com
Facebook: 1956 Downtown Café

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

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016) 

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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: +632 502-4527 
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Official WebsiteBaleDutung.com

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

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

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants 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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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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PICCOLO PADRE: Experiencing Venice, Milan, and Sicily at the Best Italian Restaurant in #AwesomeAngeles!

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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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: [email protected] | [email protected]
Mobile: +63 919 887 2195 | +63 917 500 47500
Website: www.primeasiahotel.com
Facebook: Piccolo Padre

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

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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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…

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

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

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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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…

 

B&B (BARBECUE & BEER)
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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B&B: Late-night Barbecue, Beer, and Kapampangan Specialties in #AwesomeAngeles

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)

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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…

 

B&B (BARBECUE & BEER)
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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#Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Baguio, Food

HILL STATION: Revisiting an Old Favorite of Baguio in 2016!

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Over the years, HILL STATION has established itself as one of the top restaurants in Baguio (via Trip Advisor). Awarded as one of Asia’s Finest Restaurants by the Miele Guide in 2011-2013, Hill Station is celebrated for its eclectic array of Asian and Continental cuisine.

Owner Mitos Benitez-Yñiguez is no stranger to the restaurant business. She got her culinary know-how from her mother, the brains behind the famous Mario’s of Baguio. As a cook, Mitos has always been about good food. It isn't just her extensive library of cookbooks that shaped the Hill Station menu but also the gastronomic techniques and experiences picked up from her trips around the world.

This 2016, Team OAP revisits this beloved local favorite to see how it’s been doing… 

 

HILL STATION
Luneta Hill, Upper Session Rd., 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7AM to 11PM
Telephone: +63 74 424-2734, 423-9100, 423-9558
Email[email protected]
Website: HillStationBaguio.com
Facebook: Hill Station

 

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Foggy Mountain Cookhouse: Have you Tried the Best Restaurant in Baguio in 2016?

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Foggy Mountain Cookhouse, a gem nestled in the nooks and crannies of Baguio, guarantees you the most intimate dining experience. As home to the tastiest Mediterranean dishes in the area, this reservation and pre-order only establishment is well worth your time and money.

Owner, Marianito “Chef Babes” Reyes, started this humble cookhouse during his retirement in the exporting business. His travels abroad have widened his culinary horizons, which he now shares through his love of honest, rustic food.

Chef Babes invites you to the comfort of his home to experience the Foggy Mountain treatment…

 

FOGGY MOUNTAIN COOKHOUSE
172 St. Joseph Street, San Carlos Heights, Purok 24, Baguio City
Operation Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11AM to 3PM | 6PM to 11PM
Closed on Sundays
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +63 916 767 4687 | +63 932 762 3639
Facebook: Foggy Mountain Cookhouse

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