PAMANA in TAGAYTAY is the epitome of Filipino Dishes. Here, diners are treated to solid Filipino Cuisine with a hint craftsmanship. From the same owners of the famous BARRIO FIESTA, PAMANA seems to be making a name by itself. From the word, PAMANA meaning heritage or inherit, certain dishes here actually came from different members and friends of the family. Even so, Chef Happy Ongpauco-Tiu made all of them pop and jive together and stand on their own.
Near the Rotonda or the famous Tagaytay round about, Pamana has a huge seating capacity and has an impeccable view of TAAL LAKE. The scene from the third floor itself is just breathtaking. The place may get full at times so reservation is a must.
To whet the appetite, we were served certain Filipino delicacies partnered withe cheese and bread to dip. From sampaloc to piyaya and even buto ng pakwan. These are basically childhood classics to pass the time.
An instant hit, the OKOY BITES or small shrimps cooked in a small patty. Dipped in vinegar sauce, each bite would translate to a crunchy sound. Well made.
The perfect example would be the SEAFOOD PAELLA cooked in ALIGUE or crab fat. The flavors of the sea works well with the addition of the crab fat.
This is seriously delicious.
Foodies and daredevils seeing this dish would freakout. One bite in and they will be hooked by the SIZZLING LITID. Litid is basically the sinews or the soft fat like cartilages that connects the muscles and bones. It looks like fat, feels like fat and tastes like fat but believe me it isn't.
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Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. Was invited to try out the dishes in Pamana.