Pampanguena Cafe Restaurant Gaithersburg Maryland

LAING Recipe
November 4, 2009, 12:01 am
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6 cups shredded gabi leaves (stems optional)
2 cups thick coconut milk
1/2 cup flaked daing (dried white fish)
small piece of ginger
2-3 pcs siling labuyo
1 tsp salt

1. Put 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk in a saucepan. Set aside the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk.
2. Add salt, ginger and daing. Simmer over medium heat until fish flakes are cooked.
3. Add gabi leaves (and sliced stems, if desired). Cook until soft but not soggy. Stir occassionally to prevent coconut milk from clotting.
4. Pour in the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Add chili peppers according to taste.


Kilawin (Kapampangan) or Igado (Ilocano) is now being served at PPG.
October 29, 2009, 10:12 pm
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Kilawin (Kapampangan) or Igado (Ilocano) is now being served at PPG.

Who said it can’t be edible?  That’s why the Filipino created the Kilawin or Igado made from the innards of the pig, liver heart and such.  I don’t know the difference between the two but I know the Kapampangan version seems to be more simple with the emphasis on liver.


1 k. pork belly, diced
1/4 k. pork liver, diced
1/2 cup vinegar
lots of minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

msg (optional)
2 bay leaves
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1/2 cup water optional

  • Mix together the raw pork belly, liver, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and vetsin.
  • Marinate for about 30 minutes or more.
  • Sauté garlic and the onion, and then add the marinated mixture.
  • Let boil for about 10 minutes until fat comes out from the pork.
  • Add 1/2 cup water if necessary.
  • Simmer until pork is tender.
  • Total cooking time is about 50 mins.

Pampanguena Cafe Facebook Group
October 13, 2009, 9:45 pm
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Facebook Pampanguena Cafe Group

Facebook Pampanguena Cafe Group

To help PPG ( Pampanguenca Cafe ) keep living on we’ve created a facebook group.  It’s a place for PPG fans to mingle and connect.

We all know how good PPG’s food is, so let’s rave about it!

Gayot Review
October 13, 2009, 7:49 pm
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Gayot Review of Filipino Food

Gayot Review of Filipino Food

A noteworthy eatery for those seeking authentic Filipino fare.

This all-Filipino restaurant
changes the impression the cuisine has made on the local culinary scene with its array of native dishes that few Yankees have ever tasted. We recommend the goat stew, chicken adobo and pork stew with loads of rice. Unless you place a special order for certain dishes listed above the cash register, you follow the crowds and line up to pass by the cafeteria steam table, where you can select your choice of two entrées served with rice. Desserts are handed out at a stand-alone counter, where a young man shaves ice for the halo-halo, and dispenses other sweets as ordered.


Official Website of Pampanguena Cafe
April 3, 2009, 2:19 am
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Here is the link to the Official Pampangue Cafe website.

This wordpress website will serve as a sister website and will continue to provide general information for pampanguena cafe.  Any new updates about pampanguena cafe will be posted  Also, new pictures were taken and now are posted on the menu section of  All were taken by me!

Please check out the new coupon promotion on the pampanguena website!

Thank you for your continued support.

More Pampanguena Cafe Pictures on Flickr!
April 1, 2009, 10:59 am
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I, Charles, have been taking care of the pampanguena website for a while now and also have been taking pictures of the restaurant’s food. Recently, they’ve been having me shoot the food they serve. Check them out on



Pampanguena Cafe Advertisement on the Manila Mail!

For those who are in the east coast, specifically Maryland, you might have seen the ad of PPG cafe on the back of the Manila Mail newspaper! Although it isn’t the best looking on print, due to the quality of the print, we are trying to spread the word out. Please let your friends know about the restaurant and help support one of the most unique food of the Philippines!

or check the link:

Pampanguena Cafe Filipino Food Philippines Advertisement on Manila Mail

Pampanguena Cafe Filipino Food Philippines Advertisement on Manila Mail

Spread the news about Pampanguena Cafe Restaurant

Thank you for all who voted. It is overwhelming to see people cast their favor for Pampanguena Cafe. The results are that the website is very effective in spreading the word out.

Spreading the word about Pampanguena Cafe is our top priority and a big boost to the Filipino food and culture. We would like your help in doing this. If you have a website – blog, myspace, friendster – any kind of website please include a link of the restaurant:

This is important as it helps us get page rank among the search engines.

Don’t have a website? You can spread the word by emailing, calling or telling friends about Pampanguena Cafe. Every little helps. Thanks you!

Poll For New Pampanguena Cafe Website
October 29, 2008, 4:50 am
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Your Vote Counts!

Pampanguena Website is fairly new, a few days old upon writing this entry.  We would like to know if it is helping the restaurant grow.  Please vote!

Pampanguena Cafe

Kojo Radio Station – Pampanguena Cafe Listed!
October 27, 2008, 4:55 am
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Pampanguena Cafe is listed on Kojo’s list of Ethnic Food.  For some who don’t know the station, it’s DC/MD/VA radio station WAMU 88.5.    Check out the link here:

Pampanguena Cafe Listed Kojo's Ethnic Food

Pampanguena Cafe Listed on Kojo's Ethic Food List

If you notice and listen to the radio recording you will hear Pampanguena Cafe mentioned!

Wuma 88.5 DC radio station mentions Pampanguena Cafe

Exact time recording fast forward to: 19:50

Check the original posting: