Pinác UP Town Center: A wonderful Kapangpangan treat.

If you’re a fan of Kapangpangan cuisine, then you might want to give this restaurant a visit. UP Town Center, Katipunan has a huge selection of restaurants to choose from and I am glad to have tried this delicious treat! <Yay! Thanks Aldous for the invite>! This is their only branch. UP Town Center has a number of restaurants that are only available in  this particular mall which makes the mall awesome.

The restaurant is not small, but just as a side note, when they open another branch, I hope they add 1 or 2 function rooms where people can celebrate birthdays with family and friends. The restaurant has a homey, family feel with Filipino touches all around it. As a trivia, some of the restaurant’s wood is actually from old Pampanga churches (cool, noh?).

Let me give you a tour via the mosaic gallery below (click the images to enlarge 🙂 )

 

FYI, Pinác offers a buffet option during lunch, so lucky for you if you’re near the area. 🙂

from their Facebook.

 

NOW FOR THE FOOOOOOD REVIEW: 

To start of, let me just say that I’ll definitely be back. 🙂 They have a ton of dishes to choose from:

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From their Facebook.  You can just zoom it. 🙂

Their Deep Fried Chicken Skin with Potato Chips is so addicting. It’s definitely crispy, but not hard on the teeth. I like how it’s flavorful, but not overly flavored. Good job! ❤

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Deep Fried Chicken Skin with Potato Chips

Their Sinigang na Bangus sa Bayabas is a winner! It’s very fresh and tasty that it made me consumer 1 1/2 cups of rice. <Oh no!haha>  My only comment is that I wish they would have taken out the seeds. We had to take them out while eating, which was kind of a hassle. Overall, however, awesome job 🙂

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Crispy Tadyang is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. I try to eat it in moderation though because of the fat content. However, whenever I would like to indulge myself in a Filipino meal after a long day, this is my go-to dish.

Piñac doesn’t have this exact dish, what they have is Smoked Tadyang with Yellow Mango Chutney (I am allergic to Mango so I had it taken out—which they gladly did). It was a really big serving (we took some of it home). I really love contrast of the soy sauce with the vinegar vegetable mix. I must admit, I missed the crispiness of the beef, but overall I was super happy with this one.

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Smoked Tadyang with Yellow Mango Chutney
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Suman, Turon & Panna Cotta, and Flat Top Smores. Smores is deifinitely my favorite.

 

 

 

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