Empanada is a Spanish Invention. It is usually made using wheat flour and the fillings are porkmeat w/ potatoes and sweet peas but here in Ilocos, their version of the Empanada is done Using Orange Colored Rice Flour and the fillings are Ilocos Longanisa plus whole egg and chayote! it is sooo delicious and the dipping sour is the fermented Ilocos Vinegar (w/ a pungent smell but powerful flavor!). It is available practically everywhere in Ilocos Region and the price starts from 30 pesos for regular (no egg), 50 pesos all meat and 45 pesos Special (Meat + egg + chayote), Grab one Now!
Favorite Dish: What else but the various kinds of Empanadas whether special, regular, all meat, etc. you can also avail of other snacks like pork barbecue, chichacorn, Beef Mami, Dinengdeng and other stuffs.
Just across Paoay Church is the Cafe Herencia, home of the peculiarly delightful pinakbet pizza. Its a marriage of two culinary classics -- the italian pizza and our local dish pinakbet-- which gave birth to this deliciously appetizing treat.