Monday, November 26, 2012

Ilocos Empanada - Farinas Ilocos Empanada

I like empanada. I've loved empanada since I was a child. I remember my mother bringing home empanada every time the person in-charge of the retail store where she works would bake some. That empanada was the first empanada I have had so that's my peg of how empanada should be. Through the years I have tasted different kinds of empanada but nothing could match what I call the 'original'. The only other version perhaps that I equally like is the Ilocos empanada. I always buy one every time I would see a store selling them.

One restaurant I know here in Manila is the Farinas Ilocos Empanada. You can find the store along Tomas Morato in Quezon City. It is near cor. Roces St.

Their Ilocos empanada is very tasty. It tastes real. I mean it tastes like the ones you can get in Vigan. They have various versions of it. There's one filled with bagnet. There's also one filled with Vigan longganisa. If you want both, do not worry. You do not need to buy two. They actually have a version with both bagnet and Vigan longganisa.

Farinas Ilocos Empanada has affordable empanadas. You can already have one for less than a hundred pesos.  

The store is small. They only have a few tables. You actually eat 'al fresco'.


Anonymous said...

I tasted their Ilocos Empanada and I was not impressed. I was not able to finish the one I ordered actually. There are better places to get Ilocos Empanada such as the one in the Scout area, Empanada Nation and the one in Greenhills Sunday Market (forgot the name).

Anonymous said...

i tasted their Ultimate Empanada its the best!

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING on the menu is delicious - you can't really go wrong with any choice. My particular favorites are: Ultimate Empanada, Bagnet Meal & Miki(Supreme)
Empanadas are made SUPER fresh.The wait is bearable (5-10 minutes). For the foodies who know what they want, you can call ahead to place an order for pick up. The best EMPANADA in Metro Manila!

thoughts said...

thanks for your comments. ultimate it is. =)

i'll also check out empanada nation. thanks too.

Anonymous said...

Being from Ilocos, this is not as "authentic", the longganisa filling was bland and the veggies were kinda 'maasim', I don't know if this was how they prepared it but I tasted better ones in town.

thoughts said...

(anonymous dec. 1 4:40) thanks for the comment. will you please kindly suggest other places where i can eat ilocos empanada? i would really appreciate it so i could try =)

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