Philippine travel guide, bunches of recommended Philippine attractions with prices breakdown, contact numbers, photos, route and trail information and transportation fares. All listed to have a perfect itinerary before you travel.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Must Try Ilocano Foods When You Visit Ilocos

What are your favorite Ilocano cuisine? Ilocanos are known for best vegetable dishes like dinengdeng and pinakbet but there are also other delicous Ilocano foods that will surely captivate your heart.


A crispy looking meat. Super tasty and mouth watering. Some variations of this are tender and some cooked it very crunchy like chicharon. I like the original version - crunchy skin and tender inside. Try this one, very recommended.

Poque-Poque Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite but I was shocked when I heard their pizza has pinakbet, longanisa and poque poque(what's that) flavor. I mean seriously? I can't imagine eating pizza with bagoong as sauce.

And then we decided to try. We dine at Saramsam Restaurant. The waitress said, poque poque is the best seller pizza. So we tried one.

Poque Poque Pizza

And the taste..tada! Amazingly delicious! The sauce is bagoong and it tasted good and itblend on the taste of the pizza toppings. Thumps up! I also recommend this one.

Pinakbet Pizza

We also tried Pinakbet pizza, I also cannot believe that it taste very well. It's delicious too! There are other variations like Pizza Longanisa, Pizza Bagnet, but we cannot consume all of those. :D Next time, for sure I will come back.

Pinakbet Pizza


This one is a must  try too. It's ingredients mostly are mascara ( pig's face), liver and some include pig's brain. Yummy or yucky? Yucky if you think all of those parts over and over but I can assure you that it is very yummy!


A vegetable recipe which will balance if you eat all of the above. A must try also.


We bought empanada near Paoay Church. Orange colored and stuffed with egg and meat inside. Taste is okay. 5 out of 10. :D

Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

The best ice cream! You can find this creamy dragon fruit ice cream at Saramsam Restaurant. For sure other restaurants are selling this also. A must try, very creamy, very dragon fruity :D

Longganisang Iloko

Longganisa in Ilocos is very different to the usual longganisa. Stuffed with less pork fats and seasoned so well. Very tasty and not so oily.

Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
MalacaƱang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Featured Stories