Posts Tagged ‘Kapampangan culture’
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.
An afternoon of delightful music, poetry and Kapampangan culture is what SM City Pampanga brought last Sunday. A day dedicated to the celebration of Kapampangan songs and poetry and the launching of Pampanga’s Best Bossa and Bossa Pampanga, an album produced and put together by the talented Andy Alviz, who also founded ArtiSta.Rita and Maarti.
Bossa Pampanga features songs like O Kaka by Pot Romero; Dalumdum Ning Bengi by Jumbo Tayag; Inyang Malati Ku by Ging Pineda; Malagung Kakung Palsintan by Jonas David; O Patag A Bunduk by Izza; and Atsing Rusing by Joe Velez.
Meanwhile, last Sunday’s event was graced by Kapampangan Poeta Laureados, Imaarti, ArtiSta.Rita, Benny Guintu, Angie Hizon, City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and more. But the highlight of the event was Jonas David’s singing of his Kapampangan R&B hit Sinta and Ara Muna’s exciting performance with his nationwide hit piece O Jo Kaluguran Da Ka! The Maarti and ArtiSta.Rita sang few songs with Andy Alviz singing his own bossa Kapampangan. (Story and photos by Trends and Spots)