Address: Santa Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga
If you are looking for a restaurant that serves the best of Kapampangan cuisine and want an authentic Filipino dining experience, then Apag Marangle (Dining in the Farm) is definitely the place to go. Apag Marangle was established in 2008 by two long-time friends and partners Manuela Cherry Pasion-Tan and Mark Edmon C. Navarro who both have passion for food and are both lovers of nature and tradition. Apag Marangle’s concept is to give their customers an unforgettable dining experience by offering authentic Kapampangan dishes in a farm setting. Their main branch is in Olongapo-Gapan Road, Bacolor, Pampanga which is situated literally in the middle of a farm. We visited their branch in Marquee Mall, Angeles City which is just a few kilometers away from the Clark Freeport Zone. Much to our surprise, stepping inside Apag Marangle feels like we are not inside the mall. True to its concept, Apag Marangle Marquee Mall is designed like a native bahay kubo which will make you feel like you’re eating in a farm. Local Kapampangan songs by Andy Alviz and ArtiSta. Rita (Filipino musicians promoting traditional music of Pampanga) playing on the background adds to the authenticity of the restaurant. One can’t help but be transported on a cultural journey upon entering the place. These features of the restaurant coincide with the advocacy of the owners—to promote cultural preservation and environmental causes through handicrafts and music. – See more at:
When were seated, we were served with a small plate of nilagang mani (boiled peanuts) and kamote (sweet potato) while ordering and while waiting for the food. Our group had a hard time choosing from the extensive Kapampangan food menu available but of course we ended up trying their best seller in the For those who wants to venture into exotic dishes, Apag Marangle also offers Betute which is a deep fried frog farm stuffed with minced pork Camaru which are crickets found in rice fields cooked adobo style (soy sauce, salt and vinegar). Suam Mais (corn soup in clay pot) and Buro with Mustasa (fermented rice with shrimp and mustard greens) – See more at:
To customers who want to bring home other Kapampangan sweets, there’s a pasalubong corner available in the restaurant.
Overall, our stomachs were singing praises as they were filled with the rich flavor of the Kapampangan dishes we devoured. Each dish that we ate is a thumbs-up for us and we will definitely go back to this restaurant.
Apag Marangle is a recommended place for tourists if they want to get a taste of good Kapampangan cuisine and a feel of the rich Filipino culture.
- Prices: From Php 200 to Php 350 per pax
- Wifi Connectivity
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Airconditioned (though there is also an outdoor set up)
Apag Marangle Marquee Mall
Address: Level 1, Marquee Park, Marquee Mall, Angeles City Pampanga Philippines
Contact No.: (6345) 436-1600
Apag Marangle Main Branch
Address: Olongapo-Gapan Rd., Sta. Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines
Contact No.: (+63 45) 436-1600, (+63 922) 888-0568