Victorino’s, an Ilocano restaurant in the metro


With the exception of my well-spent reunion with the Lifestyle Network’s FoodPrints team and the amazing Manila traffic, it was as if I didn’t leave Ilocos at all. For the final part of the taping, we headed to Victorino’s in Quezon City to shoot Chef Heny Sison, an institution in the nation’s culinary scene.

Victorino’s is proudly Ilocano, down to the aesthetics. The restaurant happens to be owned by Deogracias Victor “DV” Savellano. If the name rings a bell, it is because DV is a public servant in his hometown of Ilocos Sur. You know when people from the same ground meet each other at a foreign place, the rapport is natural and genial (unless, of course, if frozen is your middle name).

Victorino'sFoodPrints BTSVictorino'sThe Cinematic Studios and Red Balloon with Chef Heny Sison

Victorino’s is home to the Heny Sison Culinary School. Besides Vigan longaniza, bagnet and torta, you’d find sukang Iloco, ayukan, balicucha, sardines and many more items bearing the name of the celebrity chef. I’ll post more BTS photos in the days to come.

Victorino'sUntitledWith the gracious sir DV Savellano.Pan de Pinya, Pan de Ube at Pan de ReglaVigan TortaIlocos MeatsFrozen longaniza and bagnet.

The menu is loaded with Ilocano favorites such as empanada, pinakbet and pipian. But we were also treated to excellent spagnola and four-cheese thin-crust pizza at the end of the shoot.

Victorino’s is a warm place to hang out. Find it on the corner of Scout Rallos and 11th Jamboree Streets, within the  dynamic Morato area. Inkayon:)

AbelAbelAbel ti Ilocos Surt\Ilocano vinegar and honeyFoodPrints team with Chef Heny SisonScriptwriter Nikki Alfonso, Associate Producer Jeng de Leon and Director Cris Sevilla Bilbao join Chef Heny for a souvenir shot.Spagnolo PizzaTea Chill

Photographed by Iggy Bilbao, Jeng de Leon and Blauearth
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