Where To Eat Filipino Food: Mangan Restaurant


Mangan is a Kapampangan word for eat. And what else do we do in a restaurant but eat! Mangan Restaurant is another brand of Cabalen Restaurant, a Kapampangan term for kababayan (fellow Kampampangan). It is a common knowledge that Kapampangans are good cooks. I've been to Cabalen's eat all you can but it's only my first time at Mangan.

Whenever I pass by Mangan at Robinson's Galleria during lunch and dinner time, it is always full of diner. I was lucky at around five in the afternoon, I was able to finally dine at Mangan.

The ambience of the restaurant is very enticing. I love the ceiling and the lights the most.

This wall piece reminds me of my grandparents house and my grandfather's carabao at the farm. 

Me and hubby were seated at the corner. I found myself sipping a refreshing glass of gulaman at sago with a painting of the late Jaime Cardinal Sin watching over me.

A complimentary appetizer was served while we wait for our food. This is camote chips. 

Then our food arrived...

We opted for Bagoong Rice instead of the usual plain rice. I love their version because the taste is not overwhelming thus making it ideal to pair with any viand.

A great food discovery is the Sisig ni Mely. A "must order" when you dine at Mangan Restaurant. The most delicious sisig I've tasted so far.

I ordered okoy, a shrimp and papaya fritter. I was surprised by the generous serving. Perfect with a spicy vinegar dipping sauce.

We wanted to have Puto Bumbong for dessert but we were to full already. May be next time.

There are other viands on the menu that I wanted to try.. Lengua in Mushroom Sauce,  Gatang Tilapia with Mustasa and of course Kare-Kare.

I'll be back soon..


Mangan Restaurant Branches

Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas
Robinson's Place, Ermita
SM City Annex, North EDSA
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

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