Cabugao’s Kusina Ilocandia

Kusina Ilocandia, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur

I first heard of this “native resto” from the hubby. Following in his footsteps is wonted.

Pinoy Christmas Decor

We actually got famished on our way home from San Juan. The Savellano-owned Cabugao restaurant is a good roadside eatery, located between Laoag and Vigan, serving old time favorites packed with local flavors. The ambiance is suggestive of an Ilocano ranch-style home.

Opia A La Mode

-I especially loved the wicked opia a la mode, a simple dessert of vanilla ice cream on a sweet crackling fan-shaped barquillo down a stream of chocolate syrup.


-Pindang is a local term for dried fish. This kind is atypically not salty, nice with sukang Iloko sawsawan (Ilocano vinegar).

Kusina Ilocandia

-(Clockwise) Ilocos longaniza (Ilocano sausage links), garlic mushrooms, Pinoy pork BBQ, miki (soup). The longaniza were tiny, really bitin. The hearty miki was huge, though, that I had to share it with the hubby.

The service was good, quick, and for the boozers, brown bottle is cheap. Warning: Don’t drink and drive.

Kusina Ilocandia National Highway, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

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