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Makers of Manam launch new pancit brand Papa Pancitan

Steph Arnaldo
Makers of Manam launch new pancit brand Papa Pancitan
This is it, pancit! It’s all about the noods here at The Moment Group's latest delivery-only Filipino food venture

From the makers of Filipino restaurant Manam comes a new brand, made just for the pancit-obssessed. It’s called Papa Pancitan, and it’s The Moment Group’s latest delivery-only venture.

PAPA PANCITAN. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

Papa Pancitan’s “pancit-forward” menu was born in December 2020 from the kitchen of Manam, where the famous crispy palabok hails from. Inspired by the Filipinos’ penchant for anything pancit, Manam decided to open a business solely dedicated to the traditional Pinoy party favorite – with their own twists, of course.

PANCIT PALABOK. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

Papa Pancitan’s extensive pancit menu includes the classic pancit palabok, medium-sized rice noodles coated in a savory, light orange sauce, mixed in with bits of pork and crunchy chicharon and topped with shrimp and egg. It costs P498 for the family size (good for 3-5), P708 for the barkada (6-10), P808 for the barangay (11-15), and P908 for the fiesta size (16-20).

PANCIT SQUID NEGRA. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

Game to try something new? Papa Pancitan’s pancit squid negra with garlic aioli is an umami bomb must-try, made with thin canton and bihon rice noodles cooked in a savory squid ink sauce, mixed with tender squid rings, crisp white cabbage, and spicy sili slices. It’s best enjoyed with their garlic aioli sauce, which adds an addictive creaminess and a welcome zing to the dish. For the 4 sizes, it costs P538, P748, P848, and P948, respectively.

PANCIT CANTON. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

They also offer other kinds of noods, like pancit sisig, pancit canton, pancit bihon, crispy pancit palabok, crispy pancit canton, the oriental-style papa kung pow noodles, and the sweet children’s favorite papa-party spaghetti.

Papa also has some pica options to go with your noodles – there’s lumpiang shanghai, lumpiang gulay, and house pork BBQ that’s tender and tangy at P418 for 12 pieces.

PAPA’S PICA. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

If you want something carb-ier, Papa’s fried pepita pao is a sweet, chewy bread bun that costs P178 for a box of 12.

Need something sweet to cap everything off? Papa’s minatamis choices include ube cheese balls with coconut drizzle – soft, chewy, glutinous ube rice balls (almost like a mochi or buchi), filled with a cube of savory cheese. A box of 12 costs P128, while a box of 24 costs P248.

UBE CHEESE BALLS. Photo courtesy of The Moment Group

Papa Pancitan’s delivery hubs are located in Alabang, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila, Ortigas, Paranaque, Pasong Tamo Extension, and Quezon City. Customers can order via The Moment Group’s website, GrabFood, and Pick-a-Roo.

For more information, you can check out Papa Pancitan’s Instagram page. – Rappler.com

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.