Pinoy restaurant showcases Kapampangan comfort food near the Vatican
Delicious Filipino food has captured the hearts of foodies all around the world. Near the Vatican, the seat of the Catholic religion, there is a cozy restaurant called Neighborhood, which specializes in Kapampangan food and other Filipino delicacies.
Host Lucas Petersen said that restaurants like Neighborhood are natural in Italy because of the volume of Filipinos who come to Italy to work. Also, since it is very near the seat of the Catholic church and Pinoys are known to be religious, the location is a natural choice for the owners of Neighborhood.
According to owner Marie Claire, running the business also employs the help of the Pinoy community because to make authentic Filipino food, they need the right ingredients. They get most of their vegetable supply from a farm in Latina that is run by a fellow Filipino so they are sure that they get the freshest produce each time.
Lucas tried out the sinigang, the crispy pata and the pesce ala pobre and said that they were very good.
“Its just nice to know that you that if you are one of the immigrant population and you want that comfort food and you want to be reminded of what it was like when you were back in your home country, this is the place for you to come,” he said.
“Its really hard to put this together and I think they’re (owners) doing a great job. They’re showing that you can achieve that balance. You can maintain the traditions, the custom from your home country and also adapt into a new place,” Lucas added.
Check out Lucas’s food adventure below. (ANGEL ONG)