Fruity pancake at Red Woodberry Café and Pancakes —PHOTOS BY LEO M. SABANGAN II

Pampanga is well known for its deep culinary tradition—a mixture of native cuisine, well salted with Spanish influences from colonial times. There is also a strong Chinese influence in Kapampangan cuisine.

With such a deep culinary tradition, one would think that it’s difficult for the new and innovative to break into the food scene in the province. Our recent food trip to Pampanga, however, proves this wrong.

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