6 Ilocano Dishes + Modern Recipe Versions to Try

We have tweaks and updates to your fave dishes.

IMAGE Erwin Obcemea

Ilocano dishes are known for their medley of vegetables and seafood, both of which are mostly flavored with bagoong (shrimp paste) and sukang Iloko (palm vinegar). Check out these recipes with fun twists on the regional dishes you know and love:

 

Igado: Igado Pastel

 

 

The Ilocano dish made of pork tenderloin and innards are encased in a golden, buttery pastry.

 

 

Bagnet: Bagnet Burgers 

 


 

Add a dollop of garlic aioli and some fresh vegetables to crunchy bagnet. 

 

ALSO TRY: Homestyle Bagnet

 

 

 

Ilocos Empanada: Spicy Ilocos Empanada 

 

 

This famous Ilocos snack gets a boost of spice and heat!

 

 

 

Ilocos Longganisa: Ilocos Longganisa Tacos

 

 

These tacos are quick, fuss-free, and proudly Pinoy!

 

 

Vigan Longganisa: Vigan Longganisa and Aligue Rice 

 

 

Pair garlicky longganisa with aligue rice to make it more indulgent. Don't forget to serve this with sukang Iloco for drizzling. 

 

 

Pinakbet: Pakbet Fried Rice with Crispy Lechon Kawali

 

 

Try this classic Pinakbet recipe (made without kalabasa) or try combine it with a Pinoy favorite: lechon kawali

 

 

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