Binulo is one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Pampanga. It is popular to both tourists and locals due to its authentic Kapampangan dishes. The restaurant has already been featured in a number of local TV shows like Rated K and Unang Hirit.
The name of the restaurant was derived from the word “Binulo” which is the Aeta’s traditional process of cooking food using bamboo culms called “bulo“.
During the Metro Angeles Food Tour, we were able to sample some of their best selling Kampampangan dishes. They served us with savory Kapampangan delicacies which we definitely enjoyed.
Paco Salad (P175.00)
It’s made from fresh fiddle head fern with shrimps, salted egg, nuts, tomatoes, and vinegar-based dressing. It’s a refreshing starter. The presence of nuts added texture to the salad.
Shrimp Okoy (P175.00)
Another appetizer served was their famous shrimp okoy. It’s made of grated green papaya and shrimps, deep fried, and served with vinegar. It was tasty especially when you dip it in vinegar.
Pangat na Ulang (P378.00)
Pangat sa Ulang is a freshwater prawn in savory sour broth. It is cooked in a bamboo culm and served hot. The unique way of cooking the dish made it more delightful.
Beef Kare Kare (P485.00)
Binulo’s kare kare is made of oxtail, a variety of vegetables, and peanut sauce. It is then served with shrimp paste on the side. I love the consistency of the peanut sauce – it wasn’t too thick.
A food trip in Pampanga is not complete without tasting their most popular sisig. Binulo’s version is no different from the other sisig I’ve tasted but it was definitely delicious.
Binukadkad na Hito (P295.00)It’s a deep-fried butterflied catfish served with boiled eggplant, ampalaya (bitter gourd), mustard leaves with buro (fermented rice) on the side. Buro is an authentic Kapampangan dish and is a must-try when visiting Pampanga. Its taste and and pungent smell may be an issue, so some would not try it. But, when you combine it with the fish and the veggies, it will give you a bursting flavor.
Crispy Binagoongan (P310.00)It’s deep fried pork in shrimp paste. It’s one of Binulo’s best-selling dishes. This is one of my favorites. The crunchy pork complements well with the saltiness and sweetness of the shrimp paste.
Binulong Nasi (P150.00)Binulong Nasi is Binulo’s trademark recipe. It’s cooked rice wrapped in banana leaves. It’s not really my favorite but it’s worth a try.
Suman with Mango Ice Cream (P175.00)After sampling all the Kapampangan dishes served to us, we were very excited to taste their dessert. I’d say, the mango ice cream is a perfect pair of the suman (sticky rice).
Dining at Binulo was like tasting the best of Kapampangan cuisine. It was definitely one of the highlights of the Metro Angeles Food Tour.
Binulo RestaurantAddress: Bldg. 6410-6413 M.A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone
Store Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM / Sat and Sun – 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Contact Numbers: (045) 499-2238
Disclaimer: Binulo is one of the partner-establishments of #MetroANgelesFoodTour