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Bale Dutung


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Filipino, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol

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All reviews lechon sushi tortillas salad chef claude anthony bourdain culinary experience set menu food trip service was excellent balo paradiso salabat mist kapampangan manila ingredients
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chrisneoh69
Reviewed 31 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank tansally
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It's a nice restraunt but hard to find I was looking at the map and couldn't see it at first...the food was ok nothing special

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank barfiner
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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... I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank George D
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 832DAVIDF832
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank zyrus p
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Anthony Bourdain went here and now they have his set menu and so we tried it. Awesome food awesome taste. Definitely worth it.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Herbert A
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank GeneP788
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Netoy
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

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

Date of visit: July 2016
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