[BANGUED] Lomo-Lomo with Pig Brain
I and a fellow travel blogger Estan Cabigas of langyaw.com were invited to witness the Abrenio Kayawan Festival 2015 (happens March 6-9 this year). We were served with home-cooked dishes so I am writing this based on the fact that I tried them (dishes) not as a customer of a restaurant but as a visitor of an Abrenian dwelling.
[BANGUED] Selfie-ing in front of the Abra Capitol
#VIGANis the lomo-lomo with the ground brain so it is already mixed with the soup.
[BANGUED] Abra-Made Longganisa
ILOCOS SURcompared with ILOCOS NORTE
ILOCOS NORTE's. The sour and garlicky taste were perfect for us. This longganisa was the sold-out food of the night. The plate was emptied.
[BANGUED] Imbaliktad nga Baka
[BANGUED] Igat is an eel from the great rivers of Abra.
[BANGUED] Pork Galore with Bagnet
[BANGUED] Abra Pancit Miki
Abra miki's difference from the rest of the Ilocandias aside from the cultural harmony that it represents is the 'soup'. Ilocos miki is very colloidal (very thick that it all turns solid when dried or refrigerated) compared with Abra's. Abra's version is full of soup where you can even do the refill (like the mami noodles) which I really love.
[TINEG] River Fish aka Palileng
[TINEG] Wild Boar Dish, the Baboy Ramo challenge
Abra #TownExploration Series
Map showing the Location of Abra
BELOW: LATEST ENTRIES COVERING ABRA THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE
[VIGAN] ▬ Crispy Bagis: Deep-Fried Pork Intestines with Suka_________________
TEASER ► "From longanisa, empanada, sinanglao, warek-warek and pipian to name a few, one can conclude that Bigueños are not Vegans."
[VIGAN] ▬ Chula Saloon Bar: a Museum-Feel Restaurant Bar_________________
TEASER ► "Restobars like this one make Vigan a more interesting place to visit."
[TINGLAYAN] ▬ Chewed, Swallowed Frogs in Buscalan, Kalinga_________________
TEASER ► "We talked with joy behind the darkness. That dinner unleashed the real us. The candlelight was a silent witness of our fears, happiness and life's perspectives."
[BATAC] ▬ Batac Empanada: So What Makes it Special?________________
TEASER ► "I have to say that I was so tired and had no breakfast at all but this 30-peso empanada gave me the energy."
[VIGAN] ▬ Exotic Vigan Food: Edmar is Certified Frog-Eater_________________
TEASER ► "If you don't have a strong stomach, tasting it would let you vomit. But I must, say, it is all in the mind. It is 'safe' to eat anyway."
[NAGA] ▬ Camarines Sur: I Ate Squid After 13 Years (Bicol Express Squid)_________________
TEASER ► "I thought I will never eat squid again but my travel infection is manifesting that conquering your fear and eating the food you never attempted to taste (or eat again) is part of the symptoms."
[VILLASIS] ▬ I Didn't Know there's Tupig in Villasis, Pangasinan_________________
TEASER ► "Villasis is booming, many industries are flourishing, trade and commerce are doing well, but tupig, one little cheap food remains to soar high with pride from the community."
[BANGUED] ▬ Peace for Abra: Roasted Cow for Peace_________________
TEASER ► "The roasted cow served as a sign for unity, it was only one yet it can feed many which can simply be related to the goal of P.E.A.C.E. for Abra group to unite the people in one with peace and harmony."