It is the Ilokano’s version of Tortang talong-is a sautéed grilled eggplant in onion, tomato and egg. It is a breakfast dish native to Ilocos region. It is simple to prepare, should you want another way to cook eggplant this one is recommended. If you hate the mess of grilling you could also boil the eggplant. But a grilled eggplant [...]Read more ›
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While Vigan has a list of must-eats like the Empanadas and Okoy in Plaza Burgos, the pastries by Arcelli’s Bakery along Florentino Street, Royal Bibingka and kakanin, local restaurants in Vigan also serves pizza but with a different twist! Like any other pizza, “pinakbet pizza” includes usual flavors, except that its toppings include squash, patani beans, eggplant, okra and string [...]Read more ›
The Poqui-Poqui Balls are a modification of the popular Iloko Poqui-Poqui made with eggs, mashed eggplant, tomatoes and onions. This particular version had pork and formed in to a ball and was dipped in breadcrumbs before frying. Poqui-Poqui balls looked like giant meatballs sitting on top of attractive combination of red and yellow sauces. It has different textures too-crispy on [...]Read more ›
Vigan Ukoy is also sold alongside the popular Vigan empanada at the “Vigan Empanadaan” under the bell tower of St. Paul Cathedral. This ukoy may be less popular but it is equally as good as the Vigan empanada. It is a popular afternoon snack in Vigan , though some use it as viand for regular meals. Vigan ukoy is crispy [...]Read more ›
This is a soupy dish made with miki noodles from Batac. The reason it is that good is that the noodles are prepared by hand, the dough is rolled into thin round sheet and cut into flat strips and dried in open air. It is called Pansit Musiko because this was the dish traditionally served to the musicians after the [...]Read more ›