Pampanga is not only home to tourist attractions, but also for cuisines that will make you want to go back for more. We all know that Pampanga is known for exotic food but also I am not one of those you would call “adventurous” in trying unusual dishes.
We re-visited Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles city while waiting for our check-in type at Azzurro Hotel. We visited the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark and now we were craving for lunch before we check in and crash. ( Yep, we’ve been up since 2 am to catch the Balloons lift of by 5 am.
Armela, our new friend suggested we try one of Pampanga’s staple restaurant with the Best Kakanins in Pampanga. Not far from Pamintuan Mansion is one of the many branches of Susie’s Cuisine. Susie’s Cuisine started as a small carenderia patronized by both locals and foreigners for years. Armela shared how for years, the lines would attest to how good simple food can be. Later on, Susie expanded and decided to take it to the next level and opened up more branches: making them a total one-stop pasalubong shop in Pampanga.
Upon entering the restaurant, the ambiance felt like entering a fast food chain but at the same time feeling at home because of the cuisines and pasalubong you can see around the place. This self-service restaurant offers foods that costs around PHP 70.00 which is very affordable.
We had pancit luglug which I personally like over their pancit palabok, but my friends like the latter so I guess it really depends on preference. One thing I can say though, if you are looking for that pancit taste, then they do it really well here.. What I like most about pancit luglug is the perfect combination of all the ingredients paired with a hard-boiled egg to compliment the dish. What’s more exciting about eating here is that they prepare all the dishes using authentic or natural ingredients and avoid using of preservatives which can halve negative effects to our body over time.
We’ve also tried Biringhe or the Paella version of Pampanga. Instead of seafood they’ve used chicken which is more cost-effective. Ingredients also include rice, coconut milk and turmeric to give it the yellowish color.
For sweets or kakanin, my personal favorite is the tibok-tibok or maja blanca. What made it different from maja blanca is that the milk came from the carabao’s. Aside from tibok-tibok they also have halo-halo and buko pandan juice which is quite popular. Another kakanin to try in Susie’s is their leche flan that has macapuno in it, giving our favorite leche flan a new twist. Of course, especially now that it’s summer, we ended our meal by having Halo Halo. Seems like a popular order around here, and it’s because it’s also really good.
Susie’s Cuisine main branch is located at 36 Hilda St. Nepo Mart, Angeles City 045 888034.
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