PHL | Pampanga Foodtrip Part 3

by blueclouds

Yes, the list is still on for the restaurants and food to try in Pampanga. I, together with 5 other food enthusiasts, have completed the Pampanga Food Trip Part 3 which included 6 food destinations and 3 churches.

Part 1 – https://msozpinay.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/phl-pampanga-food-trip-part-1/
Part 2 – https://msozpinay.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/phl-pampanga-foodtrip-part-2/

BISITA IGLESIA: METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, SAN FERNANDO

For pictures click here – https://msozpinay.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/phl-pampanga-churches-2/

BREAKFAST: MAGG’S CANTEEN, SAN FERNANDO OLD PUBLIC MARKET

Yes! You read it right canteen at the Public Market. With the thought of Public Market to be dirty, some of us are not welcome with the idea of eating inside of it. But Magg’s Canteen will prove it wrong. The area is clean and you will feel safe to eat the food they serve

Rice for breakfast is not a thing for everyone but when you see the viands served infront of you, you won’t be able to say No!

It’s my comeback to this eatery for a breakfast meal (included in Pampanga Food Trip Part 2) but first time for majority of the group.

Magg's Canteen

Magg's Canteen

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PHL | Pampanga Foodtrip Part 2

by blueclouds

It was in October 2013 when I first had the Pampanga Foodtrip with 7 others where we ate at 4 restaurants and went to 2 other destinations. Read more here: Pampanga Foodtrip Part 1

Last week of October 2013, the date for Pampanga’s Giant Lantern Festival was known and a friend was so enthusiastic of witnessing it. So, came about the plan to include some foodtrips prior to the event which happens at 6:00PM. The search was officially on. Days before December 14, most of those who said to be coming backed out including my friend who brought about the idea because she was down with flu.

December 14, we pushed though with the trip even if there were only 4 of us. But really glad we did.

We arrived before 8:00 AM, and food is still not ready at the San Fernando Public Market, so we went on with the Church Hopping as suggested by Den Lim.

The churches we visited were: Metropolitan Church (San Fernando), San Guillermo Church (Bacolor) and Sta. Rita Church (Sta. Rita).  For pictures click here

BREAKFAST: OLD SAN FERNANDO PUBLIC MARKET WITH CHEF DEN LIM

After visiting 3 churches, we went back to San Fernando for our breakfast with Chef Den Lim which was already 10:00 AM. Hungry we were, we munched some bread at the L.A. Bakeshop near the market while we wait to be fetched to lead the way to the eatery in the public market.

Special Pandesal Cookies

Special Pandesal Cookies by LA Bakeshop

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread by LA Bakeshop

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PHL | Pampanga Churches

by blueclouds

CHURCHES + FOOD + GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL in one day.

Prior our food trip, we drop by some of the churches in Pampanga.

FIRST CHURCH – METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL (SAN FERNANDO)

Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral (San Fernando)

Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral (San Fernando)

Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral (San Fernando)

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PHL | Pampanga Foodtrip Part 1

by blueclouds

Pampanga is known as the culinary capital of the Philippines. With this, it should be as well part of my food exploration in the country. The plan came about with Marquee Mall’s event called Big Bite whereby they will feature the food of the Northern provinces in one venue. Adding to this is the Puregold Duty Free’s sale happening on the same day as well.

So the search was on for the restaurants and the route to take. Blog reviews and Google Maps were my tools for this. There were supposedly 9 of us in this trip, however one backed out due to health reasons.

We left our house at 5:00 in the morning, and fetched the rest of the group. We then started our journey to Pampanga with our first stop at LA Bakeshop and Deli for breakfast.

BREAKFAST: LA BAKESHOP & DELI

They are known as the home of the original cheesebread since 1985. The cheesebread are indeed delicious!  The price is Php5/pc which you may say quite expensive compared to the Php2/pc in bakeries but it was worth it. We were able to buy the freshly baked cheesebreads. To extend the life of the cheesebread, they can be refrigerated and just use an oven toaster to heat.

LA Bakeshop & Deli

LA Bakeshop & Deli

LA Bakeshop & Deli

LA Bakeshop & Deli

LA Bakeshop & Deli

LA Bakeshop & Deli Menu

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