Batac is known for its mami... a noodle dish that is so good it rivals La Paz batchoy of Iloilo. Riverside Walk is a collection of stalls that specializes in mami, empanada, longganisa and other local dishes.
All Batac visitors should drop there in the late afternoon when the sun is cooler.
Favorite Dish: The mami and longganisa are the best! Your P500 can feed 5 adults and 2 kids fully. :)
Aside from the tour of the Marcos' House, this is one reason to go and visit Batac. Emapanada. Actually, the whole region is famous for it but I have it on good source that empanadas originated from this town. True or otherwise, this is a favorite not only of those who sojourn to the region but to the locals as well. I would think that Ilocanos are pretty much tired of seeing a street vendor at every corner selling this delicious orange-colored treats, but think again. I asked the "manang" (local term for miss) and she told me that the locals are the most loyal patrons of all.
Favorite Dish: Special Empanada - shredded cabbage (others use papaya so its a little less sour), bean sprouts, local sausage (longganiza) and the egg in the middle makes it special--all wrapped in a grounded rice dough and fried until crispy. Served with ketchup or basi, the local wine vinegar
You can have it with one egg, double egg or no egg. :D