D' Original Matutina's Seafood Restaurant (Dagupan, Pangasinan)
The first time I heard about Matutina's was a few years ago when it was mentioned in the Inquirer that it is a favorite Restaurant of Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Since it was a long drive just to sample their food I had a hard time adjusting an open schedule just to go all the way to Pangasinan.
This morning we were able to finally find time to go all the way to Dagupan, Pangasinan to sample Matutina's. The one we went to is the D'Original Matutina's in Tondaligan, Dagupan, Pangasinan. They have another branch in Urdaneta Also. There is a Matutina's in Tarlac City but i guess this is not connected with the Matutina's.
We Ordered the following:
Sizzling Bangus - This was just Delicious. The Bangus was Milky. Meat was just perfect.
Inihaw na Pusit - Grilled to perfection. The Squid was tender.
Buttered Shrimps - though it was not the buttter shrimp i wished for, the freshness of the shrimps made it good enough for me.
Buttered Crabs - same taste as the buttered shrimps but the freshness of the crab compensated for my disappointment in the taste of the butter. I think it is better to order the Steamed Crabs
Kinilaw na Tanique - the tanique was over cooked in Vinegar. Did not really like this dish.
It was an enjoyable lunch and the trip all the way to Dagupan was worth it. Our total bill was P1610. The Crab was the most expensive, it was P600.00 for the XL Alimango.