Probably, the most recognizable place in Vigan (at least for first timers or those who love travel photos) would be Calle Crisologo.   Four blocks of cobblestone streets lined with heritage houses of the families of the Filipino-Chinese traders who rose to prominence during that time of vigorous trading in abel cloth, indigo, gold, tobacco and... Continue Reading →


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 →


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 →

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