We’ve found a new haven for Filipino food, and it’s no surprise that it’s centered on Kapampangan cuisine (or, as spelled in this restaurant, Capampangan cuisine). It would seem that when the Higher Being decided to rain culinary talent on the world, the early people of Pampanga woke up earlier to catch a huge chunk of the food preparation blessing. No surprise that one of the restaurants at the UP Town Center, the Pinác: Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine, serves absolutely great-tasting Filipino food.
There’s really an abundance of food choices at the UP Town Center. We’ve tried a few great food destinations, like the Shrimp Bucket, and thought that the UP Town Center packs a lot of punch in one small place (but don’t blink, construction is in full blast at the back end). We’ve decided not to feature other restaurants because we’d rather focus on the positive, white the rest of the restaurants at the Town Center, we still have to explore. The Pinac restaurant, on the other hand, we really, really have to feature; doing otherwise would be a disservice to all foodies out there (it ain’t easy, when you’re hungry, to take photos before taking the first bite, but it’s a discipline, or weird ritual, practiced by a growing legion of foodie bloggers).
To be continued…in the meantime, check these photos (click to enlarge).