I’ve been reading about DENLIM’s KITCHEN, a small, hush-hush home-based exclusive restaurant in Pampanga from bloggers with nothing but big compliments for the meals served. And although I’m not very fond of Filipino food, I liked the thought of a provincial dinner experience with the fambam. Take note that the place is not air-conditioned so best not go during summertime.
Denlim’s Kitchen accepts a minimum contingent of 12. And a maximum of 20 -with only 1 group per night. So with the Buensalidas whom we consider family in tow, we went there one Sunday after a 3 month prior reservation by my niece Angela. Yes, that’s the shortest waiting period. The more curious I became of the gustatory delights cooked by a certain DENNIS LIM.
San Fernando, Pampanga (0917) 528-2520
P850/head minimum of 12 persons
– Bread & Spread
– Summer Salad
– Pasta Negra
– Garlic Shrimp
– Chicken Kebab & Couscous
– Caveman’s Shank
– Pugon Liempo
Denlim’s only has sodas so if you want something else, better bring those on your trip. Wine is acceptable with no corkage fee. Same with dessert, bring your own as a meal-ender.
Dennis Lim doesn’t use big names & fancy titles for his dishes. He calls it as it is, plain & simple. But believe me, there’s nothing ordinary with his cooking. They may not be grandoise in scale or production, but it’s simplicity at its best that gets to you.
Of course, his people skill is not to be scoffed at too. It was just like having meal at a friend’s house as he was entertaining us the whole time & even teaching the kids how to cook some of the featured dishes. Dennis also gave me some leaves seeing how I loved my herbal tea!
Thank you so much Dennis for opening your kitchen to us. We certainly had a very satisfying meal after a hard day of play. This is one meal, and experience, we will never forget. And thank you so much my dear Angela for arranging this. <3