Cabalen Restaurant: Celebrating 30 Years Giveaway


Growing up my mom, a Kapampangan and a lovely cook, showed me how she grew up in their province. She fed us with recipes that she learned from our grandmother. I believe, cooking is the roots of all Kapampangan. No wonder why Pampanga was hailed as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Having said, Cabalen – a buffet restaurant that was noted for serving Kapampangan dishes and other Filipino specialties – celebrate its 30th year which is also a celebration for Filipino

Cabalen Restaurant

Cabalen literally means a fellow Kapampangan. They are known as people who squanders on ingredients when cooking and they spend most of their time cooking and sharing sumptuous homemade dishes to their families and friends. The first Cabalen Restaurant was opened at West Avenue, Quezon City. Now it is known as one of the popular Filipino buffet restaurant in the country.


The restaurant’s interior reminds me of old houses in the province. Dining in Cabalen is pretty nostalgic, it is like dining at my grandparent’s ancestral house and bringing my childhood in the province. They have added modern elements that made the place more appealing. With well-trained staff and creative insights of the chef, Cabalen Restaurant serves quality dishes for their customers and giving them the old-style Filipino dining experience.


I don’t know if I’m being biased but I love their Dinuguan because it is my favorite dish. Cabalen is famous for their Kare-Kare – a mix of fresh vegetable, tender beef in rich peanut sauce. Pair it with bagoong alamang and you’ll know why Filipino love Kare-Kare. They also have Pindang Kalabaw which taste like sour carabao meat that looks like tocino. They have wide variety of Filipino dishes that every Filiino should try.

Sweets! My grandmother always treat us with kakanin and espasol whenever we visit her in Pampanga. They have kakanin and biko on their sweet station which reminded me of my grandmother. They also have suman bulagta, Kapampangan version of suman saslatik.


  • West Avenue
  • Robinsons Starmills
  • SM City Clark
  • Trinoma Mall
  • Market! Market!
  • Alabang Town Center
  • SM City Cebu
  • Glorietta 2
  • SM City North Edsa
  • SM City Fairview
  • SM City Bacoor
  • SM City Pampanga
  • SM City Lipa
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • Harbor Point Subic

People can avail their eat-all-you-can offer for 298PHP for All Filipino Buffet branches and 398PHP for their Filipino-Asian Buffet branches.


Cabalen Restaurant is giving away 2 buffet passes. Winners will be announced on December 14 2016 in this post.

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Mc Pol

Mc Pol Cruz is the owner and publisher in this travel and lifestyle blog, Weekend Sidetrip. He love being under the sun and doing things that he loves, traveling. Mc Pol is ready to explore various culture, stop foot to stunning places, savor different cuisines and help other travelers in their adventures.

4 thoughts on “Cabalen Restaurant: Celebrating 30 Years Giveaway

  • December 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I always love coming back at Cabalen for their Kuhol

  • December 11, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I wanna try these delicious dishes like kalderetang baka, paksiw na salmon belly and pancit puti! <3
    Usually yan yung seldon na nakakain ko! And I wanna indulge myself if ever I win this one! yeee! 🙂

    IG: @yurilovesteddy

  • December 12, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I wanna try their Kare-Kare,naiisip ko pa lang natatakam na ko..Manyaman!!??

  • December 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I wanna try their kare-kare, naiisip ko pa lang natatakam na ko..Manyaman!!

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