One of the places we went to is Cely's - it's a carinderia that has been in Nepo Mart since 1970. My friend who's from Angeles said that it's a great, affordable place to try Kapampangan food. She shares that even a popular local chef brings balikbayan guests to this place. So their food must be really authentic. :)
|Cely's Turo Turo|
Here's inside Cely's - it's not air-conditioned but the place is well-ventilated.
It's turo-turo style at Cely's.
For those who don't know what turo-turo means, the way to tell the attendant what food you wish to order is by pointing at the dishes using your finger. Turo literally means "to point".
Cely's has wide variety of local Kapampangan dishes and delicacies. Check these out -
|Adobong Kamaru (Crickets)|
|Bulanglang na Bangus|
I just googled what kamansi is in English and it's Seeded Breadfruit. Kamansi is easier to remember. Haha...
Cely's also serves all-time favorite Pinoy dishes like -
I also remember seeing freshly fried chicharon! Tempting. Haha...
Anyway, here are the dishes we tried:
|Paku Salad (Fern Salad)|
|Bistig (Kapampangan's version of Beef Steak)|
|Ningnang Tilapia (Inihaw or Grilled Tilapia)|
|Tagilo or Buru (Fermented Rice)|
So the next time you want to binge on Kapampangan food and get value for your money, check out Cely's Carinderia at Nepo Mart in Angeles City. You can easily ask around where Cely's is once you reach Nepo Mart. Then after your meal, you may want to have dessert at Susie's Cuisine which is just across Cely's.
Incidentally, Cely's Carinderia has a branch in San Fernando, Pampanga (which I only found out now.). It's located along Lazatin Road, Villa Victoria, Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga.