While Manny Pacquiao was fighting Antonio Margarito last Sunday, Ruth (Project7107) and I were looking for Abe’s Farm. Coming from Clark Airport, we just knew that Abe’s Farm is in Magalang, Pampanga problem was we don’t know how to get there. In this type of situation the only plan would be to call some friends who are familiar with the place and ask locals for directions. Below are the list of problems we had during the exploration
- Manny Pacquiao was fighting. There were very few people on the streets! Fewer people, lesser information gathered.
- Incomplete Directions. The people on the road that we were asking were giving us only snippets of the full information, it was like completing a jigsaw puzzle with puzzle pieces scattered throughout Pampanga.
- Unpopular with the Locals. When we asked for directions to Abe’s Farm, the locals gave us the questioning face. They didn’t know that Abe’s Farm existed! Good thing that Saysay told us to ask for directions to Magalang Rehab when interacting with the locals.
And after of almost 1 hour on the road and questioning the locals we arrived at our destination, Abe’s Farm.
The 4 hectare farm was created in 1994, but the restaurant was founded only last 2008. At first the restaurant was only open for two days, Saturday and Sundays, but due to popular demand the management decided to open it daily except for Tuesdays.
The name ‘Abe’ came from Emilio Aguilar Cruz, a writer, artist and a father to the founder of The LJC Restaurant Group, Larry J Cruz. If you want to know more about Abe, you can buy these two books that are sold inside the restaurant.
When Ruth and I were on the road, we were joking that we were lost because we were getting too close to Mount Arayat. Surprisingly, it was actually near the foot of Mount Arayat. Even their flyer says “at the foothills of Mt. Arayat”
First things first when ordering, ask the waiter for their specialty. Here was his answer
- Sinuteng Baby Squid
- Spicy Sisig Pampanga
- Binukadkad ng Pla-Pla with Balo-Balo & Mustasa
We just ordered the Spicy Sisig Pampanga from their best sellers and ordered other dishes.
The Sinuam of Fresh Native Corn. I had my doubts on it being a native corn. From what I heard native corn is color white, not yellow. Maybe the broth gave the coloring. Tell me if what I heard is wrong.
The Spicy Sisig Pampanga was spicy, as its name says. Just how I like my sisig to be, no chicharon, no mayonnaise. It was good that it made me want to get secondsssss…
After our meal, we decided to look around the restaurant. We sure were hungry when we got there that we never noticed that the wooden restaurants had rooms that has beds, chairs and paintings.
You may look on the pictures section below for more pictures of Abe’s Farm.
Now it was time to go back to Manila.
BTW, my brother texted that Manny Pacquiao won while we were eating! Wooo! Congrats Pacman!
Location: 99 Livestock Village, Barangay Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga
Tel. No.: (045) 865 1930, (02) 506 8140/41