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Enjoy Pampanga's comfort foods at My Lola Nor’s Greenfield District


After 12 years of serving Pampanga the best local cuisine and 3 branches -- Mabalacat, San Fernando, and Lakeshore -- plus a kiosk at Clark International Airport, My Lola Nor’s opens in Manila Manila, at the Greenfield District.

Husband and wife Reymond and Elsa Jocson-Yabut, and business partner Dr. Raul Lapitan, happily announce the soft opening of Lola Nor's this March to delight the Manilenos of true Kapampangan cuisine and goodies.

This writer, along with a select group of media representatives, were privileged to be the first to enjoy the sumptuous meals and the finest comfort food which Elsa, Nanay Leonora's daughter, has kept serving through the years from the original  recipes of Lola Nor.

“Kapampangan cooking takes a lot of patience and effort because every
recipe is a long process. Moreover, we don't scrimp on ingredients. That's the secret, Reymond said.

My Lola Nor’s traces it humble beginnings as a meryendahan in Mabalacat City and eventually evolving into a family casual dining restaurant where every member finds a favorite in the menu.

Among the best sellers and favorites include karekare, relyenong bangus, and crispy pata. Pancit palabok and crispy okoy of shredded squash and green papaya with shrimps remain to be a hit for snacks. There's also tibok-tibok  (a concoction of carabao’s milk, coco cream and cornstarch,  sprinkled with lemon crest and coco curd), buko pandan gelatin salad, and leche flan for dessert.

No wonder people keep coming back to My Lola Nor’s. That's because the family has preserved the original recipes. Of course, they have made few additions to the menu. We had pesto and roast beef at the time of our visit along with cold cuts and a variety of cheese.

The Yabuts assured us that exotic fares such as kamaro (crispy fried crickets), Betute Tugak (stuffed frog)   and buro are available.

An exciting part of My Lola Nor's Greenfield District branch is the coming in of Dr. Raul Lapitan as owner/business partner. With this, the 65th Philippine Heart  Association President has added a new feather to his hat as a full-fledged entrepreneur.

As a dedicated internist and cardiologist, Dr. Lapitan is known for his advocacy on heart health and care. And that's include heart-friendly diet.

Soon, would there be hearty, healthy dishes at Lola Nor's? And why not? the doctor said. My Lola Nor's food experts, the Yabuts, are open to this idea especially that food innovation and fusion are taking the restaurant business by the storm nowadays.

"But we intend to keep the heritage of Filipino cooking for the coming generation to appreciate. In the near future, we also intend to teach, Elsa said.

Another exciting part of My Lola Nor's is its pasalubong corner where diners can buy freshly baked breads, cookies and pastries, Sese Matua gourmet cane vinegar, chicharon, and many more.

If you are craving for Pinoy comfort food, the Kapampangan cuisine, head to My Lola Nor’s Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City, which officially started its operations on March 1, 2024.



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