Dining in - "you buy" "We Cook" DAMPA style or Paluto
Not the old Dampa that we know
Dampa, just beside Farmers Market
One of the newest attraction in the Araneta Center Cubao is the Dampa, Restaurant. Just beside Farmers Market, which complimented each other because of the Paluto style which can also be considered as informal dining, but very healthy and fresh and delicious
But this is not just one restaurant. Dampa is just a Roof and under it are stalls or counters of different restaurant owners and it depends on the customers whether who among those can qualify to their standards
too many options under one roof
What is Paluto style?
"Paluto" is a tagalog word that means let someone cook the food for you but you will be encouraged to buy what ever seafoods that you crave from the market beside them. Then tell the cook the recipe or viand you have in mind and they will cook it for you.
If you are not too hungry and willing to wait. the Paluto Style is such an adventure.... All the restaurants inside Dampa can make a real mouth watering viands, and you know you will be eating all fresh foods because you buy them yourself.
Too many foods and yet very economical
You might think that you will spend a lot for this, aside from those that you bought yourself, you will need to pay the restaurant that you chose to cook for you, but that will not be too expensive, and if you divide the bill among yourselves you will realize that you really will not spend much and yet you are too full that you can bring some of the clean left over home.
The service is good enough this is definitely a non formal dining, this is like eating the filipino way, where you can eat without apprehension and with too much comfort. You also have a choice to eat with your bare hands, thus the establishment has a designated wash area.
About the food, mostly traditional Filipino foods that our Mothers or Grandmothers regularly cook for us..