Patcu Pampanga

patcu pampanga
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Patcu Pampanga

When “Christmas Capital” meets “Culinary Capital”, you get food literally named after Christmas! Swipe for a video on how to make patcu, the Kapampángan Christmas crêpe!

PATCU • (puht-KOO)
Kapampángan Christmas crêpe

A patcu is a traditional Kapampángan Christmas delicacy only made in the towns of Guagua and Santa Rita. It is a crêpe made from glutinous rice (lakatan) cooked in clay pots or pans and rolled around a filling of grated coconut and wrapped with banana leaves.

Patcu is a corruption of the word Pascu / Pasku which means “Christmas” in Kapampángan.

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