The Second Lunch in Vigan: Filipino Empanada

16 01 2015

After I enjoyed my “milkfish” lunch, I decided to go back to my hotel and work (i.e. update blog, facebook, sort photos, etc.) on my computer until it was time for me to go catch a bus to the airport.  My lovely hotel being very simple with no frills did not have any beverage or food service on site except for breakfast so I decided to stop by the liquor store, probably the only one in town, I passed by a few times to take something with me back to the hotel.

Ended up with a bottle of Filipino beer I hadn’t tried and was happily walking home when I came across an outdoor eatery featuring the local street food: empanada.




It was something local I had wanted to try but again, most empanadas are sold at stalls and not restaurants so no hope of grabbing any beer with it that I had scrapped the idea of eating one at all during my stay in Vigan.  However, when I came across this shop, though I was full with milkfish I had a bottle of beer with me.  The empanadas being made in front of you were too tempting to pass up so I asked, could I open my bottle and have my beer here if I were to try one of your empanadas?  The lady smiled and welcomed me in.





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3 responses

21 01 2015

Looks just like Venezuela. Both the empanada and the little shop where it is sold.


21 01 2015
Ayako Mathies

Is it fried in Venezuela as well? I really enjoyed the Vigan empanada.


21 01 2015

Yes they are fried as well.

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