SMOKE is strategically located near the iconic San Agustin Church of Paoay in Ilocos Norte, making every dining experience a classic one. With hearty smoked dishes, tender and flavorful to the last bite, surely SMOKE is one of the only few authentic American smokehouses that can compete with those even in Manila!
You may have taken a big bite of Irene's Vigan Empanada in Ilocos Sur and has deemed it worth going back for. Driving further north, however, there is also another gem that you might wish to try to satisfy your cravings for the delightfully filling snack. This is Lanie's Batac Special Empanada in Riverside, Batac, Ilocos Norte! Try Lanie's Special Empanada, their version of Bagnet, Miki, and Balut!
Established in 2017, Cuisine de Iloco in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte is the brainchild of owners chef Jaymar Aquino and his brothers' idea to build a family-owned restaurant, with him bringing home his culinary experience from working as a chef abroad and incorporate it with their hometown's best flavors.
Tipple & Slaw in Bonifacio Global City birthed from a simple sandwich shop idea. However, when the owners saw their prospective space at The Forum, which only had one or two restaurants then, they thought that it would be better to go with a bar instead. They weren’t wrong about the decision, though, as it’s now one of the oldest (and still standing) restobars in BGC. Established in 2014, Tipple & Slaw boasts every comfort food that you can think of, perfectly paired with their long list of alcohols. The history of its name will spark your interest, too. “Tipple & Slaw” came from an old English name Tipple, which means drinking, and […]
If you are looking for Japanese comfort food while strolling around BGC, why not check out Motto Motto, the newest addition to the growing gustatory community in Serendra Piazza. Established last December 2018, Motto Motto is the latest food concept by Raintree Restaurants who also created some of our favorite restaurants such as Friends & Family, Providore, Saboten, Izakaya Sensu & Chotto Matte, and Chelsea Kitchen.
Ikinari Dango, a local Japanese snack, is one of the many little reasons to visit Kumamoto Prefecture. In Kumamoto, Imoya Chobei Shoten is one of the biggest names when it comes to Ikinari Dango. The shop specializes in creating these local sweets in different flavors and forms. As time went by, they were able to produce more varieties such as ice cream, potato chips, and potato sticks.
A trip to Ilocos region wouldn’t be complete without having a big bite of the famous local delicacy–the empanada. This staple Ilocano snack can be found almost everywhere around the province, but only one stood out from the rest of empanada shops around the town of Vigan, and it is Irene’s Vigan Empanada.