My New Tagaytay Fave: PAMANA

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Hubby and I just discovered another great restaurant in Tagaytay, on the main road (Aguinaldo).
We’d always see it but always after a heavy meal. So the last time we hit the road for Tagaytay and we were hungry… voila! We went straight to PAMANA.

The menu was rich in heritage, with traditional filipino recipes handed down from generations of the restauranteur family of Barrio Fiesta to the owner, Happy Ongpauco. What an extensive menu!

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I love to eat, needless to say, but I am just a newbie in the kitchen and won’t pretend to be a food critic. We ordered the Three Way Adobo, Lumpiang Ubod,, Garlic Fried Rice and Lemongrass Iced Tea . So good!!!

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It wasn’t just the food that I loved about this place but how everything really appealed to all my senses. The view of Taal Lake was spectacular from the roof deck and veranda! The place was decorated in an eclectic style I absolutely adore! The collage of nostalgic framed photos and mirrors inspires me to fill the walls in our new home with our own family nostalgia.

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And, the pocket gardens were filled with a healthy, fragrant variety of herbs! I now want to scout for big pots of herbs from the nurseries in Tagaytay!

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Lastly, the entryway of PAMANA is a quaint little shop of Happy Ongpauco’s bottled gourmet treats, assorted gifts, and ceramic serve ware! I grabbed all of the little red bowls I now use for ice cream and dips! I love gift shops! 🙂

We’re definitely going back to try more dishes! We were too full to try their coffee and desserts but next time, we won’t skip that!

This is a perfect place to bring friends visiting from other countries – an awesome sampling of Filipino dishes, a fantastic view, a cozy and welcoming ambience, and a little gift shop where one can get souvenirs to bring home a little bit of PAMANA!

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2 comments

  1. The food looks great! Thanks for sharing Rica!

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