I love Buko Pandan. I fell in love with it the very first time I tried it. Eating it never fails to put a smile on my face especially on a bad day. So, when I learned that my kids and I are joining my husband’s short trip to Angeles City for his guesting, I made it my personal mission to get Nathaniel’s Buko Pandan Salad.
Tito Teng, a friend of my husband, introduced me to Nathaniel’s years back. Whenever he would visit us here in Manila from Pampanga, he would bring me a tub of Buko Pandan. I immediately got hooked!
Suffice to say, before hitting the long stretch of road back to Manila, I made sure to drop by Marquee Mall where Nathaniel’s was located.
I was actually afraid that I wont be able to make it in time before the establishment closes because it was already quite late in the evening. But, alas… the odds were in my favor. It was still open! Yipee! I immediately rushed in fearing they’d flip the doorsign from OPEN to CLOSED. Imagine my disappointment had that happened.
Right off the bat, without even looking around, I hurriedly ordered a tub of Buko Pandan Salad. (Php250.00)
Of course, a visit is never complete without a group picture with the entire staff of Nathaniel’s – Marquee Mall branch together with Chuckie and me.
Upon arriving home, I excitedly opened my tub of Buko Pandan Salad and gobbled it down with gusto! Hands down, it is still the best Buko Pandan Salad EVAH! I love the big chunks of coconut meat mixed with just the right amount of sweetness.
They have other wonderful goodies too. No frills Cheese Roll that my kids loved. (Php20.00 each)
A pack of Puto Pao with Salted Egg and Asado filling that tasted very good. One puto is enough for an afternoon snack. (Php100.00)
If ever you drop by Pampanga, make your trip a deliciously memorable one by visiting Nathaniel’s and discover why everyone (not just me) considers this establishment a must visit.
San Fernando, Pampanga:
Km. 69 Olongapo Gapan Road Dolores, of San Fernando Pampanga
Angeles City, Pampanga:
1st Floor, Marquee Mall, Angeles City Pampanga
ITC Commercial Bld.g, Timog Avenue, Quezon City