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FILIPINO FOOD WITH DAINELLE AT PAMPANGA’S CUISINE IN EAST VANCOUVER.

Dainelle Gutom Guest Host
Exploring Filipino cuisine in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood of East Vancouver. Just outside the Skytrain station there are several Filipino restaurants in the area. This is Vancouver’s unofficial Filipino Town.

Tagalog Language Lesson

Gutom na ka ba? = Are you hungry?

We stopped by Pampanga’s Cuisine to try their Turo Turo and famous sisig. The area has other Filipino businesses like a Sari-Sari Store
A style of convenience store, or corner store.
The word sari-sari is Tagalog meaning “variety” or “sundry.”

Pampanga is a province in the Philippines and is considered a Culinary Capital for all the delicious cuisine!

The Philippines was colonized by Spain in 1521. The period lasted until the Philippine Revolution in 1898.

Sisig is a Filipino dish made from parts of pig head and chicken liver, usually seasoned with calamansi, onions and chili peppers. Sisig was first mentioned in a Kapampangan dictionary in the 17th century meaning “to snack on something sour” and “salad”. Wikipedia

Turo-Turo means Point-Point
A cafeteria style eatery with lots of food prepared for you to choose.

Turo Turo Combos

1 Item + Rice $6.25
2 Item + Rice $10

Tagalog Language Lesson

Ate = Sister
Kuya = Brother

Tagalog Language Lesson
Silog is rice and egg breakfast dish served with a meat, or fish.
Sinangag = Fried Rice
Egg = Itlog
Bangsilog – fried bangus (milkfish), fried rice and fried egg.

Sisig is a Filipino dish made from parts of pig head and chicken liver, usually seasoned with calamansi, onions and chili peppers. Sisig was first mentioned in a Kapampangan dictionary in the 17th century meaning “to snack on something sour” and “salad”.

Beef Steak
Slices of beef marinated with onions, soy sauce, garlic, Calamansi or lemon, lime. Bistek or bistec is a Spanish loan word derived from the English words “beef steak” abbreviated.

GUTOM TIP: You can ask the server at the Turo Turo restaurant for a side of soup to add to your meal. Typically free for a side soup.

Tinola
Filipino Chicken soup with papaya, ginger, fish sauce. Delicous and perfect for cold weather.

Pinakbet
Veggie stew mix with bitter melon, okra, string beans, and seafood or meat, with added flavor from shrimp sauce.

Kare Kare
A type of stew with peanut sauce, veggies, and meat. Not to be confused with curry in Indian or Thai cuisine.

Puto cuchinta or kutsinta is a type of steamed rice cake found throughout the Philippines. It is made from a mixture of tapioca or rice flour, brown sugar and lye, enhanced with yellow food coloring or annatto extract, and steamed in small ramekins.

Taho is made of fresh soft/silken tofu, arnibal, and sago pearl.
The Indonesian and Thai equivalent of this snack is Tauhue, and the Malaysian equivalent of this snack is called Taufufah.

PRICE:
$$ Affordable. Fair pricing for combos or a la carte dishes.

QUALITY:
Good. Lots of ingredients used in Turo Turo items. Served hot and made fresh.

SERVICE:
Good. Service with a smile. Helpful when asking questions about the menu.

VERDICT:
Overall. SATISFIED. Pampanga’s Cuisine is a popular destination for authentic Filipino cuisine. The service is fast, friendly, and the prices are good.

DEBIT, CASH. NO CREDIT CARD.

Address:
5179 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8

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