The previous rainy week got me enervated. The sun smiles on Ilocos again. Cruised to Bangui to catch some rays and clean air.
The windmill souvenir stalls by the dirt road leading to the wind farm are increasing over time. Now they also have a whole gamut of natural wood home furnishings. A good sign for tourism, but a bad sign if we talk about responsible attitudes toward the environment.
There’s this cafe near the southern end of the windmills named Kangkang Windmill Cafe. The name Kangkang never fails to elicit laughter from Tagalog-speaking visitors. (For the clueless, look it up in the Urban Dictionary.) Kangkang is actually the name of the sitio (part of the barangay) where the Kangkang Windmill Cafe is situated.
The cabana is a fine area within the expanse. Good coffee made from Sagada, Kalinga and Benguet beans are the specialties of the house. They serve up hot as well as iced coffee brews. Filipino meals are available for the heavy eaters. For those wanting to explore the Ilocano cuisine, you can choose from dinardaraan, poqui-poqui, dinengdeng, pinakbet, igado and longaniza.
I sampled their fresh buko shake and longa burger made of Ilocos longaniza. The shake was bracing, but the longaniza sandwich lacked zest. I guess they could use mayonnaise with pickle relish instead of the mayo-ketchup dressing or add up a heaping of chopped red onions.Taking the lead with the iconic windmills, government and the denizens of Ilocos Norte should consistently strive for a harmonious relationship with nature, I hope
Stopped by Diriqui, Pasuquin, for baraniti on my way back to Laoag.
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