Mona Lane Building , Lucinao Avenue Santa Cruz , Magalang , Pampanga province- Philippines
The PNPCSI secretariat after the MOA signing in Pampanga Agricultural College, went on a road trip to ABE Farm Resort and Le Verde Motel within Magalang town. We decided to look for a place to eat .
Ms. Lhen Mallari – the proprietor of the eatery
The group then decided to give this small quaint restaurant a second look, the unassuming tarpaulin poster . We wanted to taste a home grown specialty of the place.
dining area and geometric patterns on the wall
The group was greeted by the proprietors of the restaurant . Sir Bobby Zapata then ordered the in-house specialty of the restaurant- Crispy Pata .
History : While waiting for our orders , Our group have a short talk with the proprietors . They are meat vendors at the nearby Magalang Public Market for almost 10 years. Mrs. Mallari – the owner of the eatery said that she begun experimenting different style of marinating and cooking styles of Crispy Pata . Then she started her home based business catering to her neighbors and immediate family members about 3 years ago. She notice the steady increase of her customer base through word of the mouth advertisement .
crispy pata with condiments
Some of her clientele would even buy frozen Crispy Pata bound for France and the United States ! Then they decided to open an outlet near the main plaza of Magalang town.
Our group enjoyed this hearty meal , Their pata is crispy but the meat portion is tender and soft. The soy sauce and vinegar condiments with chopped chili peppers , chopped garlic and chopped onions best accompany the pata with ordinary rice. Our group was also given another in-house specialty munggo
munggo with ampalaya
The eatery also serve Fried Itik and can accommodate between 25 to 30 persons in any given time . According to the owners, for those who wanted to order their crispy pata on special occasions , It is wise to pre-order them days in advance .
The store is open everyday
Ms. Lhen Mallari : 0999-456-4628
Mr. Mhou Mallari : 0918-522-2236