Every now and then I get a craving for something really different. For someone born and raised in Quezon City, one of the things my taste buds craves for is Empanada, the Ilocos region kind. It’s not too uncommon here in Manila, but they aren’t exactly everywhere. Lucky for me, there is one such store along Katipunan… aptly called “Ilocos Empanada”.

Ilocos Empanada

It’s the same building where Bo’s Coffee is at the corner of Katipunan and B. Gonzales. Right across Miriam/Ateneo border.


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I stopped by and ordered a “Pork Empanada” for just P45.

What’s great when you take out, they give a small packet of authentic Ilocos Vinegar to go with it.

Ilocos Empanada

And there it is. Wrapped and fried in the classic bright orange dough…

Ilocos Empanada

Ready to eat…

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I really like the empanada from this store, it tastes as close to the original one’s I had at the palenke near Laoag. Yum!!!

Wanna take a peak inside?

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Aaaah… YUMMMMM!!!!

If you have never had an authentic Ilocos Empanada, you are missing a lot! Go… go try it!

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