An Ilocos Sur trip would not be complete without paying the historic town of Vigan a visit. It’s been a long while since I went back to our province so I made it a point to put this first in our agenda.
Our first stop was Abuelita’s, a quaint restaurant located in Mabini Street.
Table runners in vibrant red accentuate the beautiful wooden chairs.
Abuelita’s serves yummy traditional Filipino and Ilocano food. I was able to have my fill of authentic Vigan empanada here, which tasted heavenly! I don’t usually go for seconds for ANYTHING this big, but I just had to have another one!
We also had some of their barbecue and halu-halo. Their halu-halo was simpler than the normal, but was equally delicious.
Afterwards, we walked along the famed Calle Crisologo. It is the main highlight of Vigan, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. I didn’t take much photos as I savored the experience of walking and looking at the old edifices, which I never got to do when I visited the place when I was much younger.
When in Vigan, do as Viguenos do. Eat empanada, stroll along Calle Crisologo and experience the town’s history.
Next up: Chavit Singson’s Baluarte Zoo