Bataan Foodserye | Filipino Feast at Ima's Pamangan

Thursday, June 22, 2017

where to eat in bataan

This was part of the April 2017 media tour organized by the Tourism Office of Bataan.

The phenomenon of buffet restaurants is not new in the Philippines. In fact, there are already a number of food places that offer this kind of dining. In Bataan, there's one such restaurant so popular that local and foreign celebrities and dignitaries frequent it. Ima's Pamangan in Pilar offers authentic Kapampangan dishes along with a sprinkling of other Pinoy delicacies. If you're looking for a specific Filipino dish, chances are you'll find it at Ima's.

THE PLACE
Located along the same route as Mt. Samat National Shrine, Ima's Pamangan looks like an indoor barrio fiesta. It's mostly made of wood, from the tables and chairs to the wall and ceiling panels. Knick-knacks like beaded necklaces, bilao (a circular woven basket used for winnowing rice), and salakot (a traditional wide-brimmed had usually made of rattan) are hung across the ceiling along with other festive bunting.
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THE FOOD
Most buffet restaurants bank on quantity over quality, but at Ima's the quality is just as good. The buffet spread changes regularly but you can be assured of the signature Kapampangan flare for great cooking. If you're lucky, you will chance upon sauteed mudcrabs, lechon, and grilled liempo on the choices. Oh, and it's priced at just Php200!
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They also have a separate a la carte menu for when you're not feeling the buffet selections.
THE SERVICE
Ima's almost always busy so you rarely get to have monopoly on the staff. Despite this, service is nice and you can definitely feel they want to provide you with a worthy dining experience.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Ima's Pamangan has secured its place on the top places to dine in Bataan. It is to the town of Pilar what Balaw-balaw is to Angono.

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OTHER DETAILS
Services: Dine-in, Take-out
Parking: Parking Lot
Mode of Payment: Cash
Wi-Fi: Yes
Business Hours: Monday to Sunday; 7:00AM to 10:00PM


Ima’s Pamangan
Gov. J.J. Linao Alauli, Pilar, Bataan
+63 998 564 0275

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