Atching Lillian’s Heirloom Recipes

Finally! We have been waiting for this book for 7 years. We are thankful to the Center for Kapampangan Studies for publishing this book not just for Atching Lillian and the Kapampangans but also for the Filipino People trying to find the identity of Philippine Cuisine. This book is a must buy and her dishes are a must-try.

TravelTales is very grateful for Atching Lillian’s love for cooking and dedcation to promote and uplift Philippine Cuisine through her cooking and family heirloom recipes. We are so proud of having you as part of the Viajeng Cusinang Matua for the past 4 and a half years. We are looking forward to more years of good food and interesting stories from you!

Have you tried these Kapampangan folk dishes? “lagat tucud-banua,” “sabo bulung bonifacio,” “bangus sasmuan,” “zarzuela ning malat,” “bulanglang itu,” “sabo banging nasi,” “bobotung asan,” “talunan manuc,” “paksing demonyu,” “sabo tacsyapu na,” “tinolang tugak,” “kapeng gugulisak,” etc.? Their recipes are all in the latest publication of the Center for Kapampangan Studies: “Atching Lillian’s Heirloom Recipes: Romancing the Past through Traditional Calutung Capampangan” to be launched Dec. 7 at Cafe Juan, Holy Angel University. The book is authored by noted Kapampangan culinary expert Lillian Mercado-Lising Borromeo and edited by CKS researcher Joel Mallari.


Viajeng Cusinang Matua (Old Kitchen Tours of Pampanga)

The Kapampangan cuisine is highly regarded as one of the most delicious variety in the Philippines. Discover the secrets of the locals and explore the rich culture of Pampanga through this one of a kind culinary experience. We will bring you to an extra special tour…we bring YOU to some of the old kitchens of Pampanga…because the best Kapampangan dishes are made at home.

Tour Dates: February 7, 2010, Sunday
Tour Fee: Php2,800.00 per person
Package Inclusions: Day trip to Pampanga and includes chartered bus or van, travel insurance, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 snacks, baking demonstrations, side trips to pasalubong shops farm tours, and old churches of Pampanga.

Itinerary and Sample Menu

Breakfast – Cucina ng Atching Lillian Borromeo – Mexico TAMALES
Native tsokolate, tidtad or dinuguan, galantina, sinangag, tamales, tehadang kamatis, etc. There will also be a baking demonstration of the famous San Nicolas cookies and a tour lecture of the cooking heirloom pieces of the family.

Merienda – Kabigting’s Halo-halo – Arayat
This typical small town halo-halo stop makes one of the most TO-DIE-FOR halo-halos. Made only with 3 major ingredients, namely corn, mashed red beans, and their homemade pastillas! This sweet thing will surely make it to your Top 10 favorite meriendas!

Pasalubong Shopping – Susie’s Cuisine – San Fernando
Susie’s is famous for the tibok-tibok”, mochi, cassava, empanadas, and other kapampangan delicacies.It’s your 1-stop shopping of food, food, and FOOD!

Lunch – Everybody’s Cafe – San Fernando
This restaurant is famous for serving authentic Kapampangan dishes. Try the camaro(crickets) and their morcon. This lunch is a must try if you want to taste what the Jorolan Family has been serving their customers for more than 50 years.
Everybody's Cafe Morcon

Side Trip – Betis Church – Betis
Pampanga is also known for its beautiful old churches. We will have a glimpse of one of the most famous baroque churches in the Philippines. Betis church is named as one of the most significant cultural landmarks by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. CEILING OF BETIS CHURCH
Merienda – Prado Farms – Lubao
Walk through a very charming and breathtaking farm of designer Reimon Gutierrez. Taste their family concoction of tsokolate pinipig perfectly matched with their homemade fried suman, bringhe, and sweet mangoes. Learn about organic farming and its health benefits for our bodies.

Dinner – Gosioco House – Sta. Rita
Experience having dinner al-fresco on the front yard of the oldest ancestral house in Sta. Rita Pampanga. The Gosioco family will serve their old family trademark pocherong manok, almondigas, tipe kamangyang.