almost past mid-March Palm Sunday, already past our big boy P’s 9th birthday, when la familia visited Pamana Restaurant in Tagaytay for dinner. I remember we came from afternoon mass at the nearby Lourdes Church and we had nowhere to go after, we thought of the neighborhood Serin but sometimes mall restaurants suck big time because of the crowd and the overrated cuisine so it’s safer to go to some place where there is authencity. Nuks!
Pamana is one of the many restaurants of the Ongpauco, the family that brought us the same Barrio Fiesta, so how could you be wrong when their recipes have been tagged as a true legacy of Filipino cuisine, I couldn’t agree more. I believe that passion for cooking and love for the family goes very well, maybe it was the real secret of the Ongpauco family anyway.
The restaurant inside was big, bigger than I thought and very well curated.
I loved the framed portraits all over the restaurant, all from yesteryears, a real timeless collection. We chose the table near the window for that little privacy, it’s a bit isolated I thought. While waiting for our orders we were able to look at the restaurant more and took more and more pictures. 😀
Oh, those mural handwritings on the wall, I heart! ♥
Food was served just right and in generous portions I tell.
Barrio Fiesta’s Pinakbet with Bangus Belly P240. Medley of vegetables with their famous bagoong topped with bangus belly. The taste was very clean in spite of the pungent-smelling bagoong and Nanay loves it.
Seafood Paella P250. This one better compared to Josephine’s because it’s fluffy and moist and tasty and seafood was generous. I don’t mind going back for this plate.
We also had Sisig (tho not sure now if it’s the Sizzling Sisig with Aligue or the Tyan ng Bangus and Tofu) and Sinigang na Salmon Belly sa Miso, these two I don’t have photos other than the sinigang had that real kick of what a sinigang should be, mouth-puckering sourness.
Crispy Pata P575. This went last; we opted for the boneless one. I don’t know but this came least of our favorite that night. Tho it’s crispy, it lacks flavor.
I was ordering their Manggang Buro sa Beer after seeing photos of it at Pamana’s fb page however, it wasn’t offered yet during the date of our visit. I think I’m just given a good reason to come back.
Btw, P went to order this Chocolate Ah ni Kuya Anton, the traditionally-made tsokolate whisked by a batidor. Guess what happened next to our big boy? Fortunately, they have nice comfort rooms. 😀
If ever you’re Tagaytay bound, I suggest you bookmark Pamana especially if you have balikbayan guests, bet you’ll never go wrong with Filipino cuisine here.
Our bill came inside this little wooden box, it’s adorably cute that’s why it deserve to be in this post. ♥
Store Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00am → 10:00pm Sat-Sun: 9:00am → 10:00pm