XO 46 The Heritage Bistro is known to serve both Filipino and Spanish dishes. Upon entering their restaurant, you will be greeted by their servers in pure Filipino Language and they are dressed in the country’s National Costume to complete the feeling of how it was in the past.
Lechon is a popular pork dish in the Philippines and is usually cooked until crunchy.
Sisig is a Kapampangan term which means “to snack on something sour”. It is most commonly known as a method of cooking which comes in three phases: boiling, broiling and grilling.
We were confused whether to order the Cebu Lechon or the Kapampangan Sisig. So, to get the best of both worlds, we tried Lechon Sisig and we were not disappointed with it. The usual ingredient for sisig is the pig’s brain, ears and other inner organs. While the Lechon Sisig has mostly meat, maybe just a few fats but were unnoticeable because it was cooked to crunchiness and topped with mayonnaise with a little spice to play with one’s taste palate.
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.