Filipino Fun at Pampanguena

March, 2014

Kamusta Gastronauts!

Today is Tuesday, March 4. Which means a few options for things to celebrate: Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, or Mardi Gras 2014.

We considered throwing a Rio-style feast or a NOLA-themed party…but why do that when we could celebrate Filipino Mardi Gras instead? Never mind that we’re smack dab in the middle of the wrong month (in the Philippines, Mardis Gras can refer to one of four festivals, three of which are celebrated in January and one in October). In keeping with our commitment to taking the road less traveled, we’ll be celebrating late (early?) with Filipino festivities at Pampanguena in the Outer Mission. Josie and Lan have whipped up a special menu featuring everything from snails to liver paste to fertilized eggs.

But don’t worry if your nerves are getting the best of you: this place is BYOB, so feel free to bring some liquid courage with you. Just figure out the number of shots it’ll take to help you power through the full menu and keep in mind that everything comes served on giant banana leaves, which is inexplicably guaranteed to make any meal taste even more delicious. 

Pampanguena Cuisine

4441 Mission Street (at Excelsior Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94112

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