This is Jansen Chua and I come from Taiwan. I like to play golf, eat good food and drink wine. Sometimes I go to bars and drink beer and Single Malt Scotch Whiskeys also.

I am in the Philippines this month with friends. This trip to Pampanga Clark Zone is half business and half pleasure for me. For my friends this is 100% pleasure. So after my business meetings with local businessmen in Angeles City and Subic I joined my friends for a dinner in a good restaurant in Clark Pampanga. My friends already played 27 holes in a golf course in Clark called KCC, owned by a Korean businessman who loves golf too.

Kangaroo at Loin Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

Kangaroo at Loin Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

One of my friends know this Chinese restaurant in Angeles City but everyone else disagrees because we eat Chinese food everyday in Taiwan, so why eat Chinese food here? And we all doubt that the Chinese food in Pampanga can match the food in Taiwan.

So we use Internet GOOGLE search to find a really good restaurant that serves good steak and also has a good wine list. I saw four restaurants in Clark Pampanga. Three of them are in hotels. All of us agree that it is bad idea to go to a restaurant inside a hotel because hotel food is always the same everywhere, quality is so-so but price is very high.

We chose Yats Restaurant which is inside Mimosa Golf Estate. The restaurant’s menu looks very good and the prices are not cheap but compared to hotel restaurants the prices are quite reasonable. The thing that made up our mind was the wine list. I found out that this restaurant won an award given by the world-famous Wine Spectator magazine.

I ordered a Wagyu Tenderloin steak and I asked them to serve it with rice which is from Australia. Sorry but I am a rice man. My golfing friends ordered foie gras, escargots, pigeon and kangaroo. Yes, Kangaroo which is the first time for us but I find out (from GOOGLE again) that the meat is very healthy, low fat and high protein. I tasted it a little bit and it was not different than a good lean beef steak.

When we go out in Taiwan or in Philippines we don’t always pick the most expensive restaurants. But we always spend a lot on wine because we really love to drink wine. This time we ordered a Bordeaux red wine -1999 Chateau Langoa-Barton a Grand Cru Classe from St. Julien – and a red Burgundy – 1992 Beaune Premier Cru. We finished most of the wine even before the main course was served. So I asked the sommelier to recommend something special, a wine that we can’t find in Taiwan, but not more than 15000 pesos. He recommended a 1967 Chateau Gloria, also from St. Julien. I agree that this wine is very hard to find in Taiwan. It was old but very fresh and very sweet. This is one of the best wines I ever tasted. I think I am hooked on older wines now.
The restaurant was a little full that night so service was a little slow. But in the Philippines I think people move slower than in Taiwan, so we just relaxed and enjoy the nice ambiance. I only wish they have a pretty singer to entertain us but maybe this is not that kind of place. The soft jazz music was not bad.

Overall, I would rate this Yats Restaurant as the best restaurant in Clark Pampanga, Subic and Angeles City. I think not many restaurants in Manila can match it. No restaurants in Philippines can match its wine list for sure.
For the convenience of travelers with upcoming trips to Pampanga, Angeles City or Clark Freeport Zone, in case they plan to visit the establishments mentioned in the above review, here are the contact details. Visitors are advised to contact these establishments directly for reservations and any other assistance required, well in advance to avoid disappointments.

Fine dining Yats Restaurant & Wine Lounge in Clark Pampanga Philippines

Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn,
Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark field,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5194 0917-520-4401
Drive safely and have a nice stay in Clark Philippines!
 wishes to thank Jansen for telling us his fine experience with a good restaurant in Clark Pampanga. It is through this kind of reports from travelers and frequent visitors to Clark Freeport in Philippines that enable other visitors make the most out of their stay in Clark Philippines. Do you have something special to share with everybody?

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