Monday, January 29, 2018

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review: Our Newest Favorite Restaurant in Pampanga

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine is one of a few underrated restaurants in Pampanga. Matam-ih, an Aeta dialect meaning delicious, isn't exaggerating. If you're looking for real Kapampangan dishes with no artificial flavors and for very reasonable prices, this is the best restaurant to try.

It was already our second time to have dinner at Matam-ih last January 8, 2018. During our first visit 6 months ago, my husband and I fell in love with their Tamarind Shake. All their shakes are made of fresh fruits, that's why my husband loved it despite the fact that he's not really into shakes, smoothies, or anything similar. So imagine our disappointment when it was not available during our second visit. So instead, we just ordered their other available flavors - buko, mango, and watermelon. Believe me, you'll love their fresh watermelon shake!

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review - fruit shakes

We appreciate that most of their staff are Aetas. The woman who served us was a bit shy and I could tell that she got a bit nervous when I politely asked her to take a picture of me and my family. She's really nice. I was trying to make her comfortable by befriending her, but I think that made her feel uneasier so I just left her alone.
We're a bit surprised when the food came. We almost forgot that their servings are bigger. It's like their "good for 2" means "good for 4". We ordered Sinigang na Baboy and Inihaw na Hito. Their buro, which was served with the hito, is a must-try! We brought home our leftovers and ate them at lunch and dinner the next day.
Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review - sinigang na baboy

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review - inihaw na hito

The place is cool. I just can't imagine going back there during the summer months since the dining area has no air conditioning. The small insects are forgivable since there are plants everywhere. There's a KTV room at the side which I didn't get the chance to look into. But if you love photo shoots and Instagram-worthy shots, this is a perfect place for you.
Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review - girls comfort room

Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine Clark Review - carabao


Of course, we'll be going back to Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine soon. We can't wait to finally recommend this restaurant to our family from Manila. Since they're 50 percent Kampampangan like me, I'm sure they'll love it.


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