|The cholesterol-rich bagnet|
The authentic Ilocano cuisine served here includes bagnet (deep-fried pork belly boiled first in saltwater, dried, frozen and then deep-fried); the naughty-sounding poque-poque (a salad of smoked eggplant, tomatoes, onions and egg ); dinengdeng (boiled vegetables seasoned with bagoong with fried or grilled fish added); igado (fatty pork loin meat and pork liver cooked with red bell peppers and peas, in a salty-sour sauce) and pinakbet (vegetable stew with bagoong). Their piece de resistance is the longanisa pizza (longanisa meat toppings over mozzarella cheese, all placed on a classic hand tossed pizza crust), a dish which is both an aesthetic and a gastronomical pleasure and a glimpse into the future of Ilocano cuisine.
Herencia Cafe: MacArthur St., Brgy. 14, Sangladan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Tel: (077) 614-0214