It’s been a while since the last time we spent time at Pannzian Beach. Mt. Linao trekking buddy, Joseph Sta. Maria of the Ortega-Sta. Maria clan, says that his nephew Ken Alonzo, who at present runs the beach and mountain resort, has injected the notions of traditional laid-back lifestyle into the vacation place for a totally exclusive travel experience. Ken’s mom, Bing, has created a lot of the food. My favorite seafood medley spiced with siling haba is still there.
It was worth trying Bing’s unique pancit sisig. Even Ilocanos can’t have enough of bagnet and miki:) The most memorable, however, was the grilled fish and gamet (local nori seaweed) soup.
An appetizing banana heart salad is named Ilocano sisig. A summer staple, the iced tea is made with lemongrass. Bing’s homemade oatmeal cookies get a twist from malunggay leaves from their backyard. Those are just a few of the long list of food to try while enjoying a gadget-free vacation.
Pannzian Beach Resort in Pancian is secluded away from the touristy beach strips along Blue Lagoon and Saud. They get consistent good reviews from tourists.