Answer: go up North! 0_o
At the heart of Vigan City (between St. Paul Cathedral and Calle Crisologo), a location where locals and visitors can taste Vigan’s famous empanada.
Our dinner consists of 3 special empanada(s) and an order of okoy! The empanada is delicious (so was the Vigan longganisa filling!). The okoy was good; the flavor of the shrimps was not overpowering and surprisingly well balanced.
As of 2012, a regular empanada is P30, a special empanada (with egg) is P35 and their special okoy is P30.
How to get there
By Bus: Daily trips by Partas, Viron and Dominion that will take 8-10 hrs. Other buses like Farinas, Florida, Maria de leon, Autobus and RCJ travel to Laoag City passing through Ilocos Sur. Take a tricycle or a jeep upon arrival at Vigan.
By Plane: Regular flight via PAL, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines, and travel 2-2 1/2 hrs from Laoag City to Vigan City by bus. I suggest riding an air-conditioned bus such as Partas which has comfortable seats and faster than non air-con buses, that will occasionally stop to pick up passengers and may take longer.