Hotel & Dining
The beeping sound of jeepneys traversing mightily along the streets of Angeles City plus the mob of people hurrying towards intersecting directions might tell you something about the place’s biz and buzz, as it tries to roam around the four corners of development. Proof to this phenomenon, long lines of establishments, particularly those that cater to the needs of a lion-hungry Angeleno, are very much seen. And just recently, the opening of one food establishment in the city added to its line-up of word-class restaurants and food chains.
Tribu Express Fried Chicken and Inasal, which is situated right in the heart of Angeles City (McArthur Highway in Balibago), had its grand opening last May 25. Originally a Pinoy restaurant in San Francisco, California, the restaurant opened a branch here in Angeles to provide Kapampangan foodies with sumptuous and mouth-watering dishes.
The restaurant offers a wide array of Chicken dishes from their best-selling treat Chicken Inasal and fried chicken to their orally-fixating grilled liempo. They also serve the famous Kapampangan pork sisig and a version of this local favorite that uses tuna as an alternative.
And if that won’t quite fill your appetite just yet, try their other local treats like their fillling crispy pata. If you want to go a little on the healthier side but still want to get filled up, you can munch on their fish fillet rice, or their tasty bagoong rice might just feed your cravings.
Accentuating these heavy meals are veggie meals like grilled talong (eggplant), garlic kangkong, eggplant enchilada, and grilled onion and tomato.
Completing the ensemble are sugar-aiders like pitchi-pitchi, bobo cha-cha (their version of halo-halo) and turon sundae.
Tet Punzalan, a teacher and a regular costumer of the restaurant said that the meals that they serve are ‘masarap’ and the customer service is great.
This compliment is highly-reinforced by Wilson Santos, operations consultant of Tribu Express as he said that customer service satisfaction is one of their priorities, aside from the dishes that they provide.
The good thing is that the meals are affordable, just perfect for ordinary Angelenos who just want to experience great tasting dishes without having to pay some big cash.
Now there is another reason why you have to go out and explore the great place that is Angeles City.
Savory, sumptuous and original Kapampangan food only for less! At Bale Kapampangan, food enthusiasts like me can now enjoy a variety of cuisine at only P275 with their eat-all-you-can open buffet. The price even gets lower at dinner time with only P245. You can avail of 30 different tasty dishes served in warming delight and shape.
In a brief talk with Jon Castro of Bale Kapampangan, I found out that the open buffet is presented in uniquely designed jars, creations of Hans De Jesus. The jars, although made in clay, were styled with a twist of modern burners inside to serve as individual warmers for the buffet.
Aside from these one-of-a-kind jars, Castro said the lights and other interior designs at Bale Kapampangan were all handmade courtesy of Hans. Although the energetic entrepreneur admits that he had a share of the concept of the over-all look of the restaurant.
Castro is even proud of Bale Kapampangan’s advocacy to promote the Kapampangan culture. “We often hear customers yelp when going to the comfort room, especially the non-Kapampangans because they usually enter the wrong room,” Castro said while laughing. This is because the comfort rooms of Bale were labeled Masanting (for the male) and Malagu (for female). There are no sub-label on the titles so the non-Kapampangans get confused. “We want them to ask and learn the words for themselves so we can propagate the Kapampangan language. So we always say masanting means handsome and malagu means beautiful,” he added.
The new face of Holiday Inn Clark. Holiday Inn has recently renewed its commitment to offer fresh, friendly and attentive service to its clients. The hotel chain is now carrying a new motif – green – a more relaxing and environment friendly color. (Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn)
Holiday Inn Clark is located at Mimosa Drive, Mimosa Leisure Estate, which is inside the Clark Freeport Zone a fast developing business and leisure hub. To make a reservation, please call 02-845 1888 or 045 599 8000 or visit www.holiday-inn.com.
Last week together with a colleague and four students, I spent a velvety creamy afternoon at Creamline’s Kiosk to unwind and talk about anything under the sun. Naturally having certain fondness for sweets didn’t make me resist our students’ invitation to spend some time with them.
I was almost thrown off in my seat when we finally got inside the warm friendly ambiance from Creamline’s Kiosk at its main office at Clark. They are situated in CM Recto Highway Clark Special Economic Zone. I think it has been months since I have bought a creamy bar, premium cone the nutty Double Dutch treat of their Premium Cone, I have missed the rich softness of their De Luxe Ice Cream in Choco Mud Pie and Choco Mousse. Oh so, delightfully tempting my sweet tooth.
Banana Split Brownies was so appealing to our sugary taste buds. A big scoop of strawberry ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and white chocolate kisses with 5 regular scoop of vanilla ice cream in a waffle with strawberry rich tasty syrup on the side.
Having a certain fondness for sweets I and most of my friends love sharing and updating about our lives in this warm and friendly kiosk. Eating ice cream cheer us up when we are down (agree?) you should…lol.
Stay happy! (Story by : Ruby Yanez)