ILOCOS NORTE: LA PRECIOSA RESTAURANT

Still in Laoag.  It was almost noon when we left the market.  We decided to have lunch before going back to the hotel.  We drove around for a couple of minutes not knowing where we were going to eat.  We drove past the emapanada stalls in the city but everyone was still sweating after the... Continue Reading →

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ILOCOS NORTE: BERGBLICK RESTAURANT

Dead tired, sweating, aching limbs, sunburnt... we climb back to our vehicle and drove off somewhere for lunch -- rather late lunch.  I wasn't really hungry since I've been downing bottles after bottles of liquid after the trek from the rocks.  I was just happy to be enjoying the cool air conditioning inside car and... Continue Reading →

ILOCOS NORTE: HERENCIA RESTAURANT

Home of Pinakbet Pizza., it said on the signe.  We were not going to pass upon the chance to sample that.  My friends will not let me get away with this one either.  They all knew that I'm not fond of vegggies, so Pinakbet pizza it was.  Though we ordered half and half -- pinakbet... Continue Reading →

VIGAN: OKOY

Sold along side the popular Vigan empanada in the Empanadahan in the plaza area, Okoy is crispy shrimp fritter  and served with sukang (vinegar) Ilocos with garlic, onion and hot chili.  It's a popular snack or in some cases, viand consists of small fresh shrimps with shell,  glutinous rice batter and deep fried into a round form.  In Vigan, kutchay is... Continue Reading →

VIGAN: EMPANADA

When Atty. Leezl asked what we wanted to see or do in Ilocos, I told her it was up to her as long as we get to have empanada, okoy and bagnet.=P We reached Vigan around 12:00nn.   There wasn't any argument what we wanted for lunch.  We headed to Vigan Empanadahan in the plaza, near of... Continue Reading →

ENROUTE: BACOLOD-MANILA-ILOCOS

We've been planning to go to Ilocos for some time... but it never seem to push through for one reason or another.   Luckily, this June... we made it.   All throughout the year, airlines have seat sales... and with enough luck, a round trip plane ticket to Laoag would cost about the same (or... Continue Reading →

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