Ma•ngán (Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan): káin; to eat
The best way to know one’s culture is through food. Discover and appreciate Kapampangan cuisine by taking a day’s journey with hosted meals that feature what might be one of the finest fusion between East and West, a showcase of tradition and exotica. We’ll walk around, we’ll eat and learn about the province of Pampanga.
About the Tour
Take a visit to the towns in Pampanga that define its culinary heritage. We have three hosted meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Guagua, Mexico and San Fernando respectively. I have included a bit of walking in the town of Guagua, a visit in two churches, a baking lesson by a Kapampangan chef named Lillian Borromeo-Lising, a tour in the Angeles City Museum and factory visits.
About the Guide
My name is Bryan Ocampo. I’m half-Pampango and though I may not speak the language, I am proud of my Kapampangan roots. It’s as pure as the tibuk-tibok. It’s as strong as my longing for the asado cooked by my lola. It’s as intense as the sweetness of Sta. Rita’s sansrival.
It’s in my passion, which is tour guiding.
I’ve been in this profession for more than two years. I’m an accredited tourist guide of the Department of Tourism where I received the best training from the London Blue Badge instructors and learned from the leading figures in Philippine architecture, art, heritage, dance, history, and literature.
My previous assignments in the province of Pampanga showed a great deal of culinary discoveries waiting to be shared to all. I’m inviting you to take a trip with me.