Vigan's food and dining scene has expanded greatly the past few years. In fact, even its neighboring towns are benefiting from the mass tourism in Vigan.
[San Vicente, Ilocos Sur Province, Ilocos Region, Luzon Island, Luzon Group, Philippines]
The Search for Ladek
I've always been curious about this food but I didn't know where to find this in Vigan. Some of my relatives advised me to go to Bantay instead but I had the same problem. I didn't know where to see it.
My search for ladek finally ended when I accidentally saw the menu of FG Resto Bulalohan which is located in the town of San Vicente, not in Bantay. However, it's location is actually near the San Vicente-Bantay boundary and it's walking distance away from Bantay poblacion. So for the very first time in my life, I ate ladek and learned what it was.
Ladek is actually like a sisig. Some of my friends who know this food also call it the 'Ilocano sisig.' Just the other day during my duty at the hospital, one of my co-nurses-on-duty brought her own dinner. To my surprise, it was a home-cooked ladek! My nurse workmate is a resident of Bantay by the way and she agreed when I said that ladek is a Bantay food, not a Vigan food.
According to my workmate, ladek is made of ngiwngiw and cartilages chopped into small pieces like sisig cooked using its own oil. So it's really a sinful food. Some add a little meat though.
FG Resto and Bulalohan Offerings
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