Triple Date

Batac Longaniza

When spontaneity strikes, this is what we get — celebrating the rains with the men. Feels kinda strange that it happens on a work day, though I find it cute that they decided to spend the sluggish afternoon with the wifeys.

The six-pack goes to Batac for empanadas at Riverside before having another round of hot miki at Malabed’s, a popular miki and longaniza purveyor in barangay Caunayan. The lady says 60 kilos of longaniza go out every single day and are sold out by 4PM. Just look at this chock-full of homegrown garlic to spice up their sausages…

Back home in Laoag, we lingered awhile at Cheesecake, Etc. for coffee and some sisterhood/ brotherhood:)

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Tacos del Norte teaser and Cheesecake Etc.

Tacos del Norte

Got a peek into the Oidas’ latest project. The name Tacos del Norte itself is a dead giveaway. By the looks of things, it’s more than a taco stand. Mike and Alma were so kind to let me sample fish tacos… so very Baja, SoCal, complete with pickled jalapeños and a good hot sauce homemade from organic chili peppers grown in the couple’s garden at Kapuluan Vista Resort.  Exactly how Mike puts it. “It’s the authenticity!” adds Alma, referring to the Tacos del Norte eats. They lived in San Diego, California, before finally settling down in Pagudpud.

Tacos del Norte

It’s opening soon, hopefully within the week, says Mike. For those who cannot wait, however, the good news is tacos and burritos are now available. Try the yummy fish specialties with hot fish that melts in your mouth. Tacos Del Norte is at the La Tabacalera Ilocano Lifestyle Center right beside the Museo Ilocos Norte.

Cake Porn

The dad puts a twinkle in Alexa’s eyes…. cheesecake night for the foodies! Within a stone’s throw from Tacos del Norte is Cheesecake Etc..

I noticed the Choco True Fire only after I was stuffed with storemade langka (jackfruit) ice cream and White Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake, which I shared with Brandon. I would have loved to dip my fork into it had I seen it right away. It reminds me of Bizu’s devilish Fire macarons , which I don’t get to see on their shelves these days.

Choco True Fire

Ghirardelli hot chocolate in Ilocos:)

White Chocolate Pistachio CheesecakeJackfruit Ice Cream

The langka ice cream was fine, but I would have preferred the cream on top, so that it doesn’t debase the ice cream flavor near the bottom.

I need to bike to Share Tea first thing in the morning:)

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