Pamanas RestaurantThe country will commemorate the 117th anniversary of the Philippine declaration of independence on June 12, 2015, which was done at the ancestral home of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
Let your taste buds travel to the birthplace of this historical event—the province of Cavite.
Composed of 17 municipalities and six cities, and possessing various historical structures, Cavite also boasts of several food outlets that are uniquely Caviteño.
Heading south from the Parañaque area, one of the first areas you drive into is Bacoor. This town is famous for introducing Digman halo-halo in 1969, which was invented in a small barangay named Digman. Tirona's Grill and Restaurant prides itself on its stuffed squid.
Kawit is the home of the delectable Samala rice cakes or bibingka Samala. It is made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and sugar.
In Cavite City, try the crispy kare-kare and lengua con setas at the Via Romana Restaurant, which offers great Spanish-Filipino dishes.
Casa de Celo in Imus serves excellent Filipino, Western and European cuisine. The boneless deep-fried bangus and the pinakbet are must-tries.
Traveling to Dasmariñas, do drop by The Countryside Steakhouse for mouthwatering sizzling steaks and chicken wings.
For sumptuous Chinese dishes, Shang Garden Chinese Cuisine in Tanza will not disappoint, especially the dim sum platter.
For a glimpse of Cavite's history, make sure to visit the Republic of Cavite restaurant in Trece Martires.
Cofeeta, the first coffee shop in Naic, has been serving great coffee and the most fresh, inexpensive and nutritious food and drinks for several years.
Maragondon, the area of the Andres Bonifacio trial and execution, is where one can savor the so-called best fried chicken in Cavite at Lolo Claro's Restaurant.
Serving Filipino, continental, Italian and some Spanish dishes in Silang is the Rekados Cafe & Restaurant, which has been known for its baked eggplant, paella negra, lengua, and bulalo steak, to name a few.
Capping off this gastronomical journey is a trip to the “second summer capital of the Philippines.” Pamana restaurant in Tagaytay serves Filipino heirloom recipes handed down to Happy Ongpauco, a member of the family that owns the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants.
Maligayang kaarawan, Inang Bayan! (Story/Photos by: Gerbs De Castro)
Dining at Lolo Claros Restaurant
Lolo Claros Combo Meal
Nilagang Bulalo Pamanas
Three-Way Adobo Pamanas
Pictures of Ilagan Clan Pamanas