In the Filipino culture, “Pamana yan” or “Pamana ko yan” are commonly used phrases when a person talks about a significant thing that has been handed down to different members in the family. Traditions, beliefs, objects or recipes that has been of heritage. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you our EATSperience dining at a restaurant where Filipino recipes have been passed on from generation to generation. Derived from the concept of serving heirloom recipes, hence the name, Pamana Restaurant. Join us as we talk about our Filipino Food Feast at Pamana Restaurant!
Welcome to Pamana Restaurant in Quezon City!
Pamana Restaurant is owned by Happy Ongpauco-Tiu of the Happy Concept Group. Belonging to a family of restaurateurs and entrepreneurs, Happy is also the daughter of Rod Ongpauco, the owner of Barrio Fiesta. Food is definitely one important thing that brings their family together. Something that she wants her diners to experience as well. With its homey ambiance diners will surely enjoy quality time with the family over good food. Located alongside a number of restaurants in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Pamana for us is one of the Filipino restaurants that we personally would recommend, especially for big families.
The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que favorites!
Under one roof is another restaurant under the Happy Concept Group—The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que. Since it is under one roof as Pamana, we were able to try some recommended dishes from this restaurant. Perfectly caramelized spam and fries, juicy and tender baby back ribs and a bar-b-que platter perfect for sharing.
Time to EATSperience Pamana’s Filipino Food!
After trying out the dishes from The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que, it was time for our Filipino Feast featuring Pamana’s dishes. We started off with by far, the best okoy bites that we have ever had. Crispy yet not oily shrimp fritters perfect with vinegar. After that super tasty starter, it was time for the main event, Pamana’s Set Menu D. Priced at Php 7,000, this set consists of 7 dishes with rice and iced tea, good for 10 persons.
Great crunch on the squid ink batter! The squid was fresh and sweet, perfectly paired with their spicy vinegar dip.
This one tasted like a sweeter version of the tinola. We both loved it because we are such huge fans of coconut water and native chicken.
Their pakbet original had a generous amount of prawns and lechon kawali. Seafood, meat and vegetables, plus a cup of steamed rice. This alone can be a complete meal already.
Of course, it’s named after no other than the owner’s dad and Crispy Pata’s inventor, Rod Ongpauco. Thank you, Tito Rod! Thank you for making use of the pork leg and turning it into a national treasure. You know, crispy pork skin, juicy meat, and gelatinous tendon. Never ever leave Pamana without trying this dish!
Fall off the bone short ribs in spicy peppery sauce! Perfect with lots and lots of rice.
Named after the owner’s lola, Mama Chit is everything you want and more in a fried food platter. This is Pamana’s own version of a supersized surf and turf. It takes at least 20 minutes to cook but it sure is worth your while.
Love love love this one because the noodles were really flavorful and of course, because of the generous amount of crispy pulled pork! This is probably one of the best Pancit Malabon in town.
A feast will not be complete without dessert. Ginumis with Panucha for the win! The panucha ice cream was amazing, it made this dessert creamier and the sweetness was just right.
Good food is always best shared with people you consider as family. We had a great time dining at Pamana Restaurant because of the flavorful dishes that we have tried and of course, also because of the people to whom we have shared a delectable meal with. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations. Until next time!
Mother Ignacia Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+632 374 3798
10:00am to 10:00pm (Mon-Fri)
10:00am to 11:00pm (Sat-Sun)
Budget: 1000-1500 php for two