We went to Angeles and heard that Mila's Tokwa't Baboy is one of the restaurants that shouldn't be missed when in Pampanga. And a lot of locals say that the food here are the best partners for beer.
The Sizzling Sisig is no pushover, hitting our checklist of grease, flavor, and crunchiness to taste. Their Tokwa’t Baboy, on the other hand, is on a different level. What really surprised us is the Paco Salad with Salted Egg, and how good it is to match both the pork dishes with its special vinegar dressing, which brings balance to the whole meal. No doubt that one serving of rice is enough to satisfy you when you eat here at Mila’s.
You can find Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy at St., Brgy. San Angelo, San Andres St, Angeles, Pampanga.
To bring everything down, have some coffee and snacks (especially snacks) here at LA Bake Shop, which is known for their amazing and addictive cheese bread, a fresh from the oven pastry that goes lovely with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate batirol. A piece would never be enough as you notice a box of 30 pieces of this wonder treat slowly empty because your hands won’t stop grabbing and munching on these heavenly treats.
You can find LA Bakeshop at MacArthur Hi-way, Dolores City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
For a real treat of Kapampangan cuisine, head on over to Everybody’s Café and savor the amazing flavors they provide on all of their dishes. Their house specialty, murcon, is always a treat for the hungry souls nearby.
The beef kaldereta is a household name in the Filipino dining table.
The murcon, the café’s house specialty, is a treat for your taste buds.
A steaming bowl of bulalo is perfect to warm you for the cold season ahead.
Why for the "brave souls," you ask? The brave ones can try out an exotic plate of adobong crickets, which are crispy and savory! It's perfect bite if eaten with a glass of ice-cold beer.
You can find Everybody’s Café at Mac Arthur Highway, 2000, San Fernando, Pampanga.
You can eat while watching a movie or a TV show at the new Funnside Ningnangan in the heart of San Fernando, Pampanga. In this paluto-style restaurant, you can choose from a wide variety of fresh seafood, meat and other dishes and, have it cooked and served how you like it while enjoying the lively scene and fresh province air in front of a huge outdoor screen. Ningnangan, which is the Kapampangan word for "grill house," specializes in Filipino grilled dishes, such as inihaw na Bangus, liempo, etc.
Their Buttered Garlic Large Shrimp is velvety and savory good, while their Grilled Squid is fresh with its filling tender to the bite. The Grilled Tocino, which is another Kapampangan specialty, shines as well with its perfect smoky and sweet flavor that will make you take another cup of rice.
You can find Funnside Ningnangan at Mac Arthur Highway, San Fernando, Pampanga.
Of course, this is not everything that Pampanga has to offer. We have barely scratched the surface of their culinary palate. These are just some of the highlights of a food trip you can go this long weekend.
Eat hearty and always happy discovering!