Take yourself on a culinary journey to the Pampanga region of the Philippines in East Van. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this newly opened restaurant on Fraser Street. They are a family-owned restaurant that proudly serves authentic Filipino food and desserts cooked Kapampangan Style!
BBQ chicken – chunks of chicken marinated in special mixture, grilled & mixed with our homemade special bbq sauce; this was one of my favourite dishes.
Lumpia – homemade pork springroll with sweet & chilli sauce on the side
Filipino style sweet spaghetti – spaghetti noodles with Filipino style sweet sauce, hotdogs, ground pork & cheese topping
Caldereta — mild spicy beef stew cooked in herbs, tomato sauce with potatoes & bell peppers; this was one of my favourite dishes.
Pinakbet- assorted vegetables such as bitter melon, okra, long beans & squash with shrimp & sautéed in shrimp paste
Adobo with chicken and pork; this is by far the most popular Filipino dish.
Crispy Sisig – crispy chunks of pork with ginger, onions, chilli & their secret seasoning spices, served with garlic rice and a fried egg.
Buko pandan – sliced green jello, sago, & coconut strips mixed with whipped cream & pandan flavour
Cassava Flan – grated cassava, coconut milk, & leche flan on top; this was one of my favourite dishes.
Pinoy special halo-halo; this was one of my favourite dishes.
Known in the Philippines as Canteen style, this restaurant serves up quick meals to go as well as a La carte plated dishes for dine-in. and takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pampanga’s Cuisine is located at 6094 Fraser Street in Vancouver.
Follow them on Instagram @pampangascuisineca
By: Richard Wolak