Street food galore: Riverside Walk
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. :)
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Empanada Special: Local Snack and Street Food
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
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