On our way to Montemar during the Holy Week, we had a stopover in Pampanga to meet up with my sister Mary and my nephews, Angelo and Antonio. Since it was already time for lunch, my sister recommended our tummies filled at Binulo Restaurant in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City.
The restaurant takes its name from the cooking style in which food is cooked inside a bamboo or natively called bulo.
Binulo Restaurant has already been featured in GMA News TV’s Ang Pinaka as one of the “Top 10 Ang Pinaka Yummy Restaurants in Pampanga.”
I am reminded of when I was in grade school, we went on a field trip in Subic (or somewhere near the area) and we were shown how to cook rice in bamboo for survival. Now I know it’s called binulo. (Apparently, I wasn’t listening during the demonstration.)
Here are two dishes cooked binulo style:
Binulong Nasi is the Kapampangan version of Cebu’s puso (hanging rice), only it is less sticky and of course, it is cooked inside a bamboo.
Pangat na Ulang is also binulo like Binulong Nasi. Judging it from its appearance I thought it tasted like sinigang, but upon taking a sip, it’s not sour at all. It’s actually more briny and I could taste a hint of ginger in it.
And here are the non-bamboo dishes well-known to Filipinos: