Review: Pinac, UP Town Center
As I write this review for Pinac, I’m actually craving for Crispy Pata. #SelfControl 😂
Located in UP Town, Pinac offers a variety of Filipino Capampangan dishes that for sure you wanna try. Let’s start our dining adventure so that you’ll understand why.
Crispy Hito Balls, Mustasa and Buro (235) is my favorite. Angel said that the fun way of eating it is to dip the catfish balls in buro (fermented fish) then wrap it in mustard leaves. For the record, this is the only time I enjoyed eating catfish and fermented fish. I liked their fermented fish because it doesn’t have any disgusting smell compared to others.
You can never go wrong with Pinac’s Crispy Pata (645). Pork knuckle poached in aromatics for six hours then deep fried to crispy perfection as they described it. I rarely eat Crispy Pata because of the bad experience I had from the other restaurant. But this one is an exception. Exception! Exception! It now reminds me of the song The Only Exception, an ost for Twilight. If Bella and Edward tried Pinac’s Crispy Pata, they will understand.
Salted Egg Paro (395) is something new for me. Shie Captures tip: the lemon is not just there as a garnish, you have to squeeze it so that it will balance the saltiness of the egg and gives a bit of tangy flavor.
Puto Bumbong with Coconut Sugar (135) is flavorful. You can actually taste the halaya ube compared to the normal Puto Bumbong. Pinac’s version is better!
Get full and satisfy your Filipino cravings in Pinac. And oh, the ambiance is good too!