Nathaniel’s Bakeshop is a famous pasalubong store originally located in San Fernando, Pampanga. If you happen to pass by their store, you will surely be amazed on how long the lines can reach especially during vacation season. Fortunately, they expanded their business with 2 branches. One in Timog, Quezon City, and another in Moliito Complex, Alabang Muntinlupa.
Last November break, we tried their Alabang branch. It is big, clean, and fairly new. I like the fact that the place has a bright and comfortable aura inviting more people to spend their meryenda time in the place. based from my research, their top bestsellers are their Pansit Guisado, Palabok, and Dinuguan. Unfortunately, their pansit is not yet available when we went there so we tried their Palabok plus other yummy dishes instead.
1. Palabok, 70 pesos
Their Palabok is better than your normal fastfood palabok, and good thing is that it has a large serving ( can be shared by 2 people).
2. Dinuguan (70 pesos) + Puto Pao (20 pesos)
This is actually my favorite dish of Nathaniel’s. Nathaniel’s dinuguan is not thick in consistency like the usual dinuguan. It uses pork blood and internal organs (they used “tito”). Overall, it is super tasty and pairs perfectly well with their Puto Pao (forgot to take a picture, but this is a Must! Try for Nathaniel’s). Great to eat during rainy days!
3. Siomai, 55 pesos for 5 pcs
Their Siomai is good tasting as well. Not exceptional, but just ok. It’s not meaty but more like of meatloaf in texture. It’s perfect when you dip it in toyomansi with lots of spicy chili!
4. Siopao, 30 pesos
It’s just like the normal siopao. Nothing special. I’d prefer to order the Puto Pao (with Pork filling) and munch it with dinuguan!
5. Buko Pandan and Buko Juice, 50 pesos per bottle
This is one of the best items to try when you are in Nathaniel’s. Their juices are ice cold and placed in very cute bottles! I personally like the Buko Pandan since it’s like a buko juice with a twist, plus it’s healthy!
Madaldal Kid’s Rating:
Value for Money:10/10
Place and Ambiance: 9/10
Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Nathaniel’s Pampanga Branch
Km 69 Olongapo Gapan Road Dolores City of San Fernando
Nathaniel’s Angeles Branch
1st Floor, Marquee Mall,
Nathaniel’s Manila Branch
ITC Commercial Bldg, Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Nathaniel’s Alabang Branch
Unit M3-A2 Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang-Zapote Rd