If you are looking for an authentic Filipino dining experience in Pangasinan, I suggest a stop over at Matutina's
(skip the annexes and head to the original branch; we were at Matutina's Annex I branch last time and we were a bit disappointed).
The main branch is beautiful. It's ceiling is adorned with exquisite capiz tile chandeliers.
The restaurant has an outdoor seating next to a small but lovely garden and an indoor air-conditioned room for those who would like to escape the summer heat.
We wanted to keep our orders simple (since I over ordered in our initial visit - for sharing orders are quite big and we were not very hungry, and decided on their breakfast viands).
|From L-R, T-B we ordered (a) 2 sets boneless bangus; (b) turon (with generous portions of saging and langka); (c) complimentary bukayo sweets; and (d) 2 sets longsilog (not in picture is our pitcher or brewed tea and coffee|
Our orders were all spot on. I especially enjoyed the boneless bangus and turon (yummy). Ambiance is way, way better here than at the annex. Staff here were very amiable and attentive as well.
We will definitely drop by the Original Matutina's again in our North Luzon adventure!