Piñac, UP Town Center

A Capampangan cuisine, Piñac, has been one of the comfort food for diners who want to have a taste of home-cooked meal in the midst of bustling Katipunan Avenue.p_20161019_205605-01

Most of Piñac’s ingredients are sourced from Candaba, Pampanga where the swampland is dry for one half of the year and submerged in water during the other half. No wonder that the restaurant name is a Capampangan term for “bukid” or farm.

At the start of the meal is the best appetizer. The crunchiness of Deep Fried Chicken Skin (P325) is a perfect beginning.image-0-02-06-f6304b365fab601f786adb68ea745ebbd1fc859add38852d5fee187eeecaa18b-v-01

The Overloaded Pinoy Paella (P645) is satisfying even on its own but of course, I won’t be totally contented without trying the food that’s presented in front of me.image-0-02-03-1847917560598e3fbe1f3cdae457be009fcdbdb98cc57116fbff941b0b56f0c6-v-01

The deep fried Crispy Pata (P645) is very calorific, tender, rich!image-0-02-03-3e1da572dfaaeb3312a02bf43af5ffb0c1cf7bc89449dc9e89f1db53a3a4a8eb-v-01

Tortang Balasenas (P145) is an eggplant dish soaked in a beaten egg flavored in sweet tomato sauce topped with cheese. It’s almost like a taste of lasagna. Worth a try!image-0-02-03-1d89207bdf9b2a60b7c803a7f8109d61309b0a03de55f3c254a5b2da8cbf2948-v-01

Chicken a la King (P295) is blanketed in a creamy sauce while the Callos (P365) has a delightful kick of saltiness.image-0-02-03-6fdffa61fa94809399d5f2b6c9e3ced1ad4eee9d6a26cf615e4df280366ee2f0-v-01


The Beef Kare-Kare (P395) is bathed in peanut butter sauce with abundant vegetables begging for its rightful partner, bagooooong!image-0-02-03-08735962fe65cb73461fdbd961aa9835d19622ded32f273bdcc4f0c701f468c8-v-01

Our dear dessert, smores (P255), tastes heavenly just like how it looked like – clouds.image-0-02-03-d0f201d27ca02a586de208e1965594d4972fc0f546af0d69bbadc05ea4422766-v-01

As I have tasted the Pinac’s menu has to offer, I can say that they can outshine the other Capampangan restos we’ve known for a long while because of its taste. While we can say that we are not a stranger to the dishes they offer, it is the balance of flavors that stands out while trying it. The interiors are homey so just sit back, relax and enjoy the food!

By the way, they have promos for lunch and dinner. Here you go!p_20161019_213244-01

Taste: 4.5/5
Interior: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5

2/F UP Town Center


Disclaimer: This review was sponsored but not swayed to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks to Aldous! Credits to Jen of www.sandundermyfeet.com for letting me borrow some of her photos. 

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