I was too early for tupig the last time I dropped by Irene Native Delicacies along the National Highway in Currimao. Even the bibingka was too hot to take home. I instead took photos to satisfy myself.
Tupig from Currimao is handsdown good. As I type, I can almost taste the, umnn, sticky cheesy rice cake. I cannot say much about their bibingka ‘coz I have yet to try it. If you are wondering just what tupig is exactly, look here. There’s also a recipe in the post.
Irene Native Delicacies Brgy. 8 Pias, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
For special orders, call or text Irene via 0907 257 5593 or 0907 539 9705.
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Rick’s Café’s Rikka’s, located in Sison, Pangasinan, is the new stopover for Ilocos bibingka and other popular Ilocos products like bagnet aka chicharon, longganisa, pinapaitan, kalderetang kambing, kilawing kambing, boneless bangus, sukang Iloco, Romana’s peanut brittle, bukayo, bugguong and more. The location of the deli makes it accessible to south-bound travelers from La Union, Baguio and Northern Pangasinan. Laoagueño Richard “Ricky” Fariñas, the owner, proudly mentioned that his bibingka recipe was perfected by a chef. I totally agree with him that their bibingka is unforgettable. We brought some as pasalubong for friends in Manila a few months back and since then, they never fail to ask me to buy Rikka’s Ilocos Bibingka when they know I’d be going down south. These Manileño friends of mine have tried every single bibingka in Ilocos and it was Rikka’s that won their hearts.
Rikka's Ilocos Bibingka, a must-try
Photos downloaded from LC’s cell phone. Thanks😉