6 Must-Try Food in Pampanga [And Where to Find Them]

Just 2 hours away from Manila, you’ll land in the Culinary Capital of the Philippines – the province of Pampanga. It houses the legendary Kapampangan cuisine that is both mouthwatering to look at and delightful to taste! [Check out our list of top tourist spots in Pampanga]

6 Must-Try Food in Pampanga [And Where to Find Them]

If you plan to have a food trip with your family and friends, Pampanga is the best choice. As you embark on the journey, here are the 6 must-try food in Pampanga and where to find them:


Buro is an authentic Kapampangan dish and is a must-try when visiting Pampanga. Its taste and pungent smell may be an issue, so some would not try it. But, when you combine it with a deep-fried fish and veggies, it will give you a bursting flavor.

Taste it at Binulo Restaurant, Bldg. 6410-6413 M.A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone.


Sisig originated in Angeles City, Pampanga, and was invited by Aling Lucing year ‘70s. It uses a pig’s head which then boiled, grilled, fried, sliced, and sent to a plate. Although many regions tried to recreate Sisig, Pampanga’s Sisig is unbeatable! You shouldn’t end your trip without tasting a plate of sisig.

Taste it at The Historic Camalig Restaurant, 292 Sto. Rosario Street, Angeles City, Pampanga

Pindang Kalabaw

Pindang Kalabaw, also known as Water Buffalo Tocino, is a very popular Kapampangan tocino. It is cooked in a little amount of water and cooking oil. In cooking, the meat simmers in water until it turns red. Straight from the pot, Pampanga serves it with sukang sasa.

Taste it at Everybody’s Café, Nepo Mart, Angeles City, Pampanga.

Bulanglang Kapampangan

Also known as Guava Sour Soup, the Bulanglang Kapampangan is best served in cold weather. It is cooked like a typical Sinigang but uses guava instead of Tamarind paste. Similarly, it uses prawn or ulang, pork, or fish as the main ingredient.

Taste it at Bale Dutung, Paul Ave, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga.


Apart from dishes, Pampanga also takes pride in their best-tasting desserts – Tibuk-tibuk as one! It is made from carabao milk, zest of the local lemon or dayap, and latik on top. If you tried Maja Blanca, the taste is quite similar but, of course, with Pampanga hints!

Taste it at Susie’s Cuisine, 34 Hilda Street, 2009 Angeles City, Pampanga.


Murcon or Murkon is like a Kapampangan version of embutido. It combines ground beef and pork altogether with Chorizo de Bilbao and pimiento for a pungent taste. Best paired with rice, the Murcon should be included in your list of must-try food in Pampanga.

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Taste it at Everybody’s Café, Nepo Mart, Angeles City, Pampanga.


Aligue is a famous cuisine in Pampanga made from crab fat sauteed in garlic. It is also served with calamansi or lemon zest and grated cheese to enhance its flavor. You can also take out a bottle of Aligue to your hometown or as pasalubong to your family and friends.

Taste it at Souq Pampanga, Lazatin Blvd, San Fernando, Pampanga

This list includes all the best and must-try food in Pampanga. But the list never ends here! There’s a long list that awaits once you land in the province. Pampanga is proof that apart from the beautiful places that the Philippines has, there’s also a bucket gold of quality delicacies that it offers!

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