Our (very short XD) food trip in Pampanga :)

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So Rae decided that for Father’s day, she wanted to bring me (and of course by extension, Eos XD) to Pampanga and eat from various places there in one day. I’m never one to say no to food. My problem was more of getting out of Manila haha. XD This also became like a test, because we’ve always wondered how Eos would handle just being in the car for long periods of time. So…

Because we weren’t really in a hurry (we figured to arrive in Pampanga around lunch time), we took photos of Eos first haha.

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Yes Eos, we’re going out. XD

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Well, someone’s happy to be going out. XD

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Change outfit ’cause he cute. XD

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After this, we left the house. So pro tip, if you don’t have a power bank, Waze-ing really takes a toll on your battery, so yeah, buy a power bank. Or get that attachment where you can charge your device in the car. Also, getting out of Manila is a biatch, but once you’re in NLEX and past the toll booth, you’re free! Unless a truck crashes and blocks both sides of NLEX, but I digress.

So, remember the test I was talking about, where we wanted to see how Eos would be on a “long” road trip? Let’s say he didn’t really feel like sleeping/behaving. So we stopped at the big Petron with a Starbucks, and hung out there first.

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We had to stop, or we would all go nuts, lolz.

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In the meantime… photos!

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At least he had fun on the Starbucks couch. ^^

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One of his favorite toys is tissue paper. So environment, we sincerely apologize for our son’s penchant to tear up tissue and make kalat-kalat. ^^;;;;

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Okay, so after we (read: Me and Rae) rested and recovered, we continued our journey to Pampanga, yay. Our first stop was 19 Copung-Copung. So, Rae picked this place because somebody recommended it to her. That simple. Haha. XD She also wanted to try out the frog legs. Also, Waze is not accurate regarding this place. It made us turn left somewhere, but the actual place was still further ahead. So… yeah, just be on the lookout. XD It has a big sign anyway.

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This is us trying out the wireless shooting option of my Sony A73. That’s Eos looking at the camera already as if he’s figured that the camera is shooting already. XD
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There, a better family picture. XD

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Here are our orders: sisig, crab rice, garlic rice, and gulaman. Yeah, for this day, we screwed the carb count. XD
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The frog legs came after. Our verdict? It was okay. It freaked Rae out a little bit, haha. As for the taste? Well, I can honestly say I’ve tasted better. But don’t take my word for it, go try it out!

After our lunch, we headed over to a nearby Susie’s Cuisine branch (located inside an Oceana gas station).

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We chose three random kakanins, the three prettiest and best looking ones haha. XD They taste great. 😀 We definitely enjoyed. We would have preferred it if they had hot chocolate too.

Because we had time to kill, we wandered around SM Pampanga first. And of course we had to make sure the food went down so that we could eat dinner. Hahaha. XD Anyway… so, around night time, we drove to our next destination, Café Fleur by Chef Sau Del Rosario. From SM, it took us 30 minutes to get there, and we also had a problem again with Waze, so if you plan to swing by, best be careful with the directions. ^^

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Outside of the cafe. This also gave me the chance to test out the high ISO capabilities of the Sony, yays. XD

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Blue bike, yays.
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They were taking care of stray cats! Definite thumbs up from us.

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It’s so awesome that there’s a tree growing inside the restaurant itself. ^^

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More interiors. 😀
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Going up these stairs will lead to the bathroom… and two other restaurants, if I am not mistaken. XD

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Legit sunflowers!
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Awww, cute cat. XD
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Real flowers at tables. ^^
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Of course we had to try out the hot chocolate. 😀 Yes, yummy.
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And yes, while in Pampanga, sisig!
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First time for Rae to encounter “suam na mais”. I made sure to order it after seeing it on the menu. She enjoyed it too. I especially enjoyed the bread rolls that I ordered another set, haha. XD
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Eos seemed to enjoy the cafe too. 😀

And so yeah, that ended our food trip! We headed home, bellies stuffed, not wanting to do this again for a while (because you know, the food’s heavy XD), and our sisig craving satisfied, yay. And while Eos was still hard to manage in the car (can’t blame him ^^), we made it.

Until the next food trip! Or blog entry. Haha. XD

Author: Noel

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