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In my opinion the best food I have eaten in the Philippines in 15+ visits. That is saying something as have had excellent meals at Abe Farm, Binulo both in Pampanga, Mesa, BARRIO Fiesta etc etc all over Philippines. The Lechon 6 way menu is...More
This is my third time to eat at Bale Dutung. Years ago, first time around, I tried the Kapampangan menu. Second time, I tried the 6 ways lechon. They are both so good! I thought eating a whole pugo adobo style is the most exotic...More
My first thought after eating here was to write a review but after finding out that no less than Anthony Bourdain ate here, what else is there to say but shout in the local Pampanga dialect - "KANYAMAN NA" (delicious)!!!! So here goes nothing...
Love this restaurant! The food is excellent. We had a set menu but one of the few dishes i love were the salad with octopus, mussels and clams, the pork tortilla and the paradiso dessert. The staff and the service was excellent despite the fact...More
My favorite was this sushi made with fried catfish and balo balo (fermented rice) wrapped with mustasa (mustard) leaves. A tips for picky eaters dining at Bale Dutung and it to just eat and try everything. Don’t even look or know what’s inside and you’ll...More
We had dinner there for a bday of a dear friend. the new dining place is cool, nice with retro look. Chef Claude was both hospitable and entertaining. The food was very nicely prepared and very pleasing to look at. sometimes, you just want to...More
I have always wanted to try this restaurant because of the reputation of its chef - Claude Tayag and the various positive reviews that I've read. Heck, this was one of the places visited by Anthony Bourdain. The only thing preventing me from really trying...More
We braved the traffic and drove to Pampanga to try the famed menu de degustacion at Bale Dutung.
It had just been raining so the air was cool and the old banyan tree next to the property added a magical touch in the air! The...More