Matam-ih

Lot 1-D, E. Jacinto St. cor. Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga

Matam-ih
4.5
4.5 Stars

14 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 18 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 14 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:30a - 11:30p
Phone
+63454992382

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Monday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Thursday
    • 10:30a - 11:30p
  • Friday
    • 10:30a - 11:01p
  • Saturday
    • 10:30a - 11:01p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Melanie Z.
4.0 Stars
5

We were scheduled to go to Clark free port for lunch and BS and was checking looloo app for recommendations... Saw good reviews here at looloo.

The food was authentic Kapangpangan and delivered quite well in terms of flavor and the amount per serving was more than enough.

I enjoy the fact that I was able to order the Tamarind shake w/o sugar syrup and we told them to tone down the house music. Its just a bit disappointing not to be able to try tibok-tibok and the hot chocolate wasn't available either. But even on a rainy afternoon, we were able to enjoy BS and a satisfying lunch.

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Dyanne A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Henry S.
5.0 Stars

Best Kapampangan food in the country!

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

This place offers Kapangpangan (pampangga) cuisine possessed by exotic aeta cooking. I was first hesitant to go here because i thought it's just plain filipino food. I was really lured to go to korean barbecue.

But then my friend told me that there is only one matam-ih and they also serve exotic foods. I heard exotic foods and i immediately dragged my friend inside.

The place was cool. It was an open place and ventilation was good. I looked at the menu and quickly searched for what is exotic or at least not so common...
128204Croc-kawali (crocodile) 128010 128010 128010
Since crocodiles are abundant, it is not prohibited to be served as food (the alligator is). The meat is good. It looks like chicken meat (breast part) but with some pork to fish consistency (depends on what part)... The taste is somewhat pork with a seafood aftertaste. What i did not like is how it was cooked. I did not know that frying this meat would cause a tough outer part.. We had our mandibles on isometrics.
128204Suso (snails) 128012 128012 128012
Yes. It's my first time to eat snails. How to?
1. You will find a thin hard covering, separating the snail from you...and that is not edible.
2. You will need a toothpick once you dislodge the covering.
3. You will have to your hands, so expect this is a bit messy. Dont worry, there is a washing area near the dining area. Prick the visible part of snail then slide it out. Yup. Just prick and slide. Some find it convinent to suck. But not me 128514
So the taste? Some tastes a little muddy (soil) but the rest tastes like mussels--a little bit bitter. I like the coconut milk with it.
We were suppose to try the
128262quail meat (i heard they taste like pigeons only better)
128262crickets (sour daw ito)
But unfortunately they were out of stock. The grasshoppers were seasonal so we did not get to try this too.
I shall return just like McArthur said. And i will brave the dishes who cowered from me. Haha.

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Cheska G.
4.0 Stars

Authentic kapampangan cuisine!

My In-laws chose the food so I can't remember exactly what they ordered. All I know is, everything tasted delicious! I specifically like this salad (in photo) with seaweed/lato (?) and shrimp.

They also serve exotic dishes like croc meat, frog and crickets. We didn't try any of it though because they want to eat the "safer" choices.

We reserved one room (which looks like a pergola). It can accommodate around 20 people and has a videoke in it. I recommend reserving this for big groups or small functions/gathering or if you just want to have some privacy. Not sure though if there are other rooms which can accommodate moe people.

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Nicole S.
4.0 Stars

Great to visit if it's your first time in Pampanga. Crocodile sisig was good, so were the stuffed frogs! They have local singers and dancers for light entertainment.

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Dodjie A.
5.0 Stars

Great food choices and some unusual fare

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Donna B.
5.0 Stars

Nice clean environment. Very authentic Kapampangan cuisine. Now edging out Binulo by just a bit in my opinion. Make sure to try the crocodile sisig.

The aetas provided some great entertainment. Good for families as they have small enclosed rooms with aircon, videoke, and food. Really really good deal. We had 9 adults and 3 kids for 4400Php and that included everything.

Definitely worth your time to check out.

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Zia M.
5.0 Stars

It is a Authentic Kapampangan vibe. Well, as a Kapampangan myself (which is only a quarter of my blood btw since I don't have the cooking skillz yet) i have this urge to try and rate it myself.

Checked for |ooloo reviews on the place and since mostly were good reviews we decided to stay here for lunch.

We had the Pork Sisig, Pork Binagoongan, Free range chicken with lemongrass, and pinakbet (which I didn't eat hehe).

My boss wants to have the exotic food like Camaro and the frogs. 128528 Ayaw. I'd rather eat the crocodile sisig than seeing a fried frog placed in our table. 128563128517

While waiting for our dishes, I was having a great time looking all over the place. I went to the restroom, checked other places, and found out that they have this bow and arrow place where I am so enthusiastic to try! Hahaha #AnimoAeta

The staff were mostly Aetas, and they are the good ones, the friendly type, the accommodating Aetas. I super loved the one who accommodated us, she is the best! The theme of the resto is based on their culture and language. 128077

Dishes were great! I'd like that the sisig isn't nakakaumay at all! Plus the soup were superb. 128077 Pork binagoongan is like my Inang's luto, so teo thumbs up on that. 128077128077 The pinakbet looks yummy since my team mates finished all of it. 128523

We stayed there for few more minutes watching Gags for laugh, and it was perfect because less people were dining in during that time.

I highly recommend this when visiting Clark.

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TJ A.
5.0 Stars

Awesome food! :)

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Crissy P.
4.0 Stars

Super tasty food. Authentic kapampangan dishes. We ordered binagoongan baboy, pinakbet, adobong pusit and tinolang manok. Yummy!

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

exotic lunch at matam-ih: deep fried buwaya (crocodile)+deep fried pugo (quail)+fried stuffed betute (frogs)+adobong bayawak (monitor lizard)

had my fill of exotic food for lunch in a meeting at clark free port zone . my favorite is the fried crocodile. tastes like chicken. oh & you should the their native ice tea.

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

exotic lunch at #matam-ih : betute (betute)+camaron(crickets)

had a bit of an adventure during the signing of an agreement with the great apl.de.ap at matam-ih restaurant in clark. only got to sit down and eat after the event being the punong abala (read: official gofer). went straight for the exotic dishes, plus a few regular ones. was looking for some bayawak (monitor lizard) & sawa (boa constrictor). 128540

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TJ A.
5.0 Stars

The best and authentic kapampangan resto in town.

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Boggs M.
4.0 Stars

This is my 2nd visit here. Aside from the native food, it helps to know that we are supporting the local Aeta in Clark. Try the Betute... I dare you! 128518128077

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Martin E.
3.0 Stars

late post for #matam-ih pampanga cuisine: fried frog+adobong pusit+fried tawilis+puso ng saging

had lunch here a few days ago. have heard so much about it and was piqued when I learned that the concept was they hired our indigenous aeta brothers as waiters/waitresses complete with screen names of local celebrities like judy ann santos & hi tech gadgets (orders were taken via iPad & wirelessly transmitted to the kitchen). very interesting right?

unfortunately we were a bit disappointed with the food. it's not bad but we were expecting a bit more. they were after claiming authentic kapampangan cuisine. I particularly liked the fried frog. the place & service on the other hand were great.

perhaps we'll give it another go & try other dishes.

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Paolo M.
5.0 Stars

This is the best place I've been to these past months! For one thing, they gave the local Aetas waiting jobs. Oh, they (the aetas) have screen names like megan fox, judy anne santos (our server), jericho rosales (the archery guru. Yes, they have archery here, using authentic native bows and arrows), and many other celebs.

The place can only be described as something taken out of a movie scene or a magazine. Such a sight for sore eyes.

Did I mention that they have a bar? =] inuman naaaa!

The food though. The food! They serve Capampangan cuisines, both exotic and non-exotic. Also some other pinoy food made with Capampangan palate. Truly something the Cabalens would be really be proud to share (ehem.)! You should order the deep fried frogs. Yummy!

Overall, the food was really really worth it, including the price!

All thumbs in the air!

Not bad for a SOFT OPENING!

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Boggs M.
4.0 Stars

The latest to offer a wide variety of superb Kapampangan specialties inside Clark Freeport. Best of all is they provide jobs to local Aeta settlers. The place is clean and colorful. One visit won't be enough...

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