I remember when I was 14 years old; I watched the movie “Underage” starring Dina Bonnevie, Maricel Soriano and Snooky Serna. Some of the scenes from that movie were shot in Vigan; the old house where they lived and the streets of Vigan.
Talking about Vigan isn’t complete without mentioning its food and delicacies. I love vigan longanisa, bagnet, and the most-famous empanada with sukang iloko dip.
Whenever I want to eat empanada I go to Sidcor Market in The Lung Center of the Philippines parking area every Sunday or in Katipunan, QC. While I was waiting for my order of empanada last December 24, 2005, I asked the stall owner in Sidcor Market if I could take pictures of their empanada cooking. She was really very generous enough to agree.
The procedure starts with the preparation of the wrapper. The woman gets some dough made from rice flour, form it into circle and flatten it with rolling pin.
She puts shredded papaya, cooked mongo on top of the flatten crust.
She adds vigan longanisa and 1 whole egg.
She folds it into half, trim the wrapper, and seal the edges then deep-fry in oil.
Yummy vigan empanada
By the way, empanada costs PhP35.00 each. I also bought bagnet for PhP340.00 per kilo and Vigan longanisa for PhP180.00.