As promised, I’m giving you another sneak peek of Vigan! This is basically Day 2 of our trip there and it’s all about food, food, food!
Here’s a photo of our breakfast: Bagnet with Egg and Papaitan from Irene’s Empanada! It was soooo good guys. And we also bought some more Bagnet for pasalubong!
After breakfast, we went straight to Baluarte, a famous zoo/ nature park owned by Chavit Singson. No entrance fee is needed to get into the zoo and parking space is also sufficient.
This is, for me, the best attraction in the place. It’s pure sugar cane juice with freshly squeezed lime! It’s so good guys! I don’t know if this is available anywhere else, but if you ever visit Vigan, go to Baluarte Zoo because this sugar cane juice is 100.1% worth it!
And you should also try their pasalubong carts! My top picks are the Tinubong (left) and the Peanut Rolls (that’s not how they’re really called but I can’t remember their actual name so… yeah)! Tinubongs are fun to eat and are also delicious! You’d have to whack it on a hard surface so it’d crack open before you can eat up the corn-cake filling inside.
Day 2 was cut short because we had to go back to Manila. But of course, on our way back, we stopped at another local karinderia for lunch. Just like Andoy’s, Viga Juan did not disappoint! We had some local dishes and fresh buko juice served and it was all delicious!
So if there’s a lesson that I learned here, it is that you don’t necessarily have to eat at the most expensive places to have a wonderful time. Sometimes, it’s the small-scale eateries like Andoy’s and Viga Juan that bears the best surprises.