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4 posts categorized "[Travel] ILOCOS: Vigan"

July 09, 2013

VICTORINO'S: Sunday Lunch @ Authentic Ilocano-Filipino Homey Restaurant in Quezon City :)

VICTORINO'S is a homey restaurant in Quezon City specializing in authentic Ilocano-Filipino dishes with signature cakes by Heny Sison.

It is owned by DV Savellano, the vice governor of Ilocos Sur, his sister Queenie Paras, and family friend Chef Heny Sison. It is a tribute to their father and patriarch of the Savellano's of Ilocos.

Finally, we now have a really good Ilocano restaurant in the Metro Manila.  Also, I'm glad that one can savor Heny Sison's creations in a warm homey setting :)

Here's our Victorino's Sunday Lunch experience:

The Homey Cafe Restos of QC:

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August 23, 2011

Captivating Calle Crisologo

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The most beautiful street in the Philippines can be found in Vigan -- Calle Crisologo.

It was restored to its pre-war beauty with its cobbled streets and old Spanish houses. It is the only town during World War II that was saved from destruction because of a love story.

Legend has it that a Japanese General, who married a Filipina in Vigan, promised the parish priest that he would save the town from destruction from the retreating Japanese if he would agree to take care of his family.

It is not only a preserved historical street like the ones in Intramuros, but it is full of life, especially during the Festival of the Arts.

Our Awesome Planet Vigan Series

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August 22, 2011

Where is the best place to eat Empanada and Okoy in Vigan?

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In Vigan, there is an empanadahan in the plaza near the Church, where one can get Vigan Empanada and Okoy from a series of street food stalls. We were told that this is actually a commercialized empanada area designed for tourists.

Since you are already in Vigan, why not troop over to where the locals go for their empanada fix so that you can also savor and experience it like they do?

Our Awesome Planet Vigan Series

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August 19, 2011

The Secret of Vigan's Bagnet, Okilas and Longganisa!

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Have you ever wondered how the famous Vigan Longganisa, Ilocos Bagnet, and Okilas (a.k.a. "Chicharon with Dinuguan Dip ala Vigan") are made?

Last Monday, I had the chance to discover just that as we visited a local butchery and longganisa/bagnet maker -- Manang Ida in Vigan.

She shared the secrets behind our Ilocano food favorites...

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