Lunching in Vigan

14 01 2015

In the Filipino World Heritage city of Vigan, there are local specialty dishes.  The local sausage, longganisa, I had already had for breakfast.  The other popular local dish, bagnet, I was given a little sample taste at the market.  So I wanted something else, in particular a fish dish since the Philippines is surrounded by the sea.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I experienced a couple of glitches in getting to the right restaurant, a restaurant that served beer at lunch time.

Yes, what I was looking for!

Yes, what I was looking for!

I had no idea which fish dish was the most popular so chose one that sounded interesting.  This is supposedly a "milk fish".

I had no idea which fish dish was the most popular so chose the one that sounded interesting. This is supposedly a “milkfish”.

And I am only learning now that “milkfish” is the national fish of the Philippines according to Wikipedia.

Garlic rice.  The waiter kept offering me the garlic rice.  Not bad.

Garlic rice. The waiter kept offering me the garlic rice. Not bad. In fact good with the milkfish.

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The milkfish.

 


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15 01 2015
crustabakes

didn’t know milkfish was the nationall fish of Phillippines! Thanks for sharing!

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15 01 2015
Ayako Mathies

I didn’t even know what milkfish was. Cute name, I thought, and was surprised to find out it was a big fish!

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16 01 2015
The Second Lunch in Vigan: Filipino Empanada | A blog by Ayako Mathies

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