Johnny Moon Cafe is a very nice place to meet up with friends. Johnny Moon Cafe is named after our hero Juan Luna (hence Johnny Moon). It is located at the side of the Museo Iloko, a conglomeration of shops and restaurants collectively known as Tabacalera.
Favorite Dish: I tried the Heneral Blanco, a mixture of Johnny Moon home brewed coffee, nutmeg, basi (sugarcane wine) and a dollop of cream -- yummy! Their inkalti ala mode, a mix of sweet potato and banana cooked in syrup topped with a scoop of vanilla icecream is a perfect dessert treat! The fried sweet potato wedges dipped in a mixture of mayo and mustard is a perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of inkalti.
The menu items in Johnny Moon are interesting mixture of local recipes and fusion cuisine. My friend tells me that the prices are more expensive than average for Laoag locals. BUT it's quite reasonable (even cheaper than some) for those used to Starbuck's prices. ;)
Who would've thought that they have a branch in Laoag? This restaurant is located in the La Tabacalera LIfestyle Center. Food is good but they have small servings. Don't believe them when they say it's good for 2 people. Unless, of course you eat like a bird.
Favorite Dish: All of the items in their menu were delicious.
Located in the La Tabacalera Ilocano Lifestyle Center, the cafe adds a modern twist to local cuisine. Don't miss their dinner buffet which costs (if I remember correctly) around P200.00, where you can sample various Ilocano food.
La Preciosa is at the end of Rizal Street. It is a colourful two storey shoplot (of pastels green, pink, orange and cream). You can either choose to sit downstairs or upstairs. There is cosy corner for you to have a cuppa or a read some magazines if you want. They have a menu of various Ilocano food. You can ask them to recommend. Waiters are friendly and food is served quite speedy.
See photos attached on ambience of La Preciosa
Favorite Dish: We ordered some Pinoy food with rice :
1) "Bagnet" (pronounced as "bug-net") is roasted pork
2) "Pinakbet" is vegetable dish : a kind of stew with longbeans, eggplant, small bittergourd, tomatoes and chillies
3) "Pancit Molo" - a milky soup of wantan
Price : 400pesos for 2 persons