Monday, January 11, 2010

Calle Crisologo and Vigan Empanada - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

A trip to Vigan will not be complete without visiting the most photographed street: Calle Crisologo - fairly preserved "Spanish-era" buildings and houses (some houses where converted into antique shops) can be found here. 

The street is closed to modern traffic; only kalesa (Horse carriages) is allowed to enter in the quaint street which added some historic touch. 




Adjacent to Calle Crisologo is another closed st. Calle Florentino,  where the Statue of  P's "ninuno" or ancestor is situated - Leona Florentino, is the "mother of Philippine women's literature" and the "bridge from oral to literary tradition".   Beside the statue is Cafe Leona, which offer good eats as well (we dined during our visit last 2008)...



Nobody should  leave Vigan without tasting their empanada in "The Vigan Empandaan" situated in Plaza Burgos


Here you can see how empanada is done, from mixing to cooking...


Empanada at its best! Crunchy and yummy with a filling that consists of eggs, Vigan longganisa and vegetables wrapped in a rice flour crust dipped in sukang Iloko /ilocos vinegar. P25-P35 /serving.


...Close by is Mom's bakery which sells a bread with filling called bolero(too bad I didn't take photos) which is very very good. If you plan on going there just ask the locals (kalesa/tryke drivers) for directions :D

That's all!

14 comments:

jeanny said...

ganda talaga sa vigan at yang empanada looks so yummy.
I have tasted the one at MOA kaso dont know if ganun ang lasa ng authentic empanada. :)

have a great day Aline!

Kayni said...

wow, the empanadas look really yummy. i would love some right now.

princess_dyanie said...

waaah namiss ko tuloy ang vigan! ang mag emote sa street nila at mag feeling spanish haha! in fairness, di na masyadong orange-y ang empanada ha haha :P

kg said...

ooohhh!!! i loved calle crisologo! it's like walking in history! the place is so nice! :)

the emapanadas, i didn't like much.

witsandnuts said...

Never been there. I often see Calle Crisologo in photos and as always I tell myself that I should have my picture taken there (in Maria Clara outfit) someday. Hahaha.

Calvin said...

paano yung mga hindi mahilig sa empanada tulad ko? di pa rin ako pwedeng umalis ng vigan na hindi nakakatikim ng empanada nila?

Photo Cache said...

I've always wanted to visit Vigan and I never tire of bloggers' accounts on their visits there. Sana ako din makapunta.

PansitLove said...

i miss the original vigan empanada where they use pure rice flour to make the dough. kasi ngayon hinahaluan na ng regular baking floor eh.

Cza said...

wow.. Vigan! gusto ko din magtour jan. Someday! :) Nice pics Alien!

ALiNe said...

@Calvin- what di ka kumakain nun???try their ukoy... heehee!

Cocoy said...

Kumusta kayo?
i read you blog and it's very informative and interesting.

carlotta1924 said...

sarap naman niyang vigan empanada! :) saan gawa ang bolero na filling? naintriga naman ako.

cpsanti said...

grabe, ilocos empanada is LOVE! ;-)

Philippine Travel Guide said...

empanada in Vigan really taste good 1 is not enough :)

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