Hot stop: Café Leona

Café Leona in Vigan satisfies our craving for Japanese food, more beyond sushi and sashimi. We had hot ramen and soba on a rainy afternoon.

The hubby's Ebi Shitake Ramen. Chinese-style noodles with shrimp tempura and shitake mushrooms in piping hot miso soup.

Hot soba (buckwheat noodles) soup with assorted tempura and seaweeds - sweet and savory!

Delicious and comforting!

A sure bet for additional warmth – mouthwatering uni or sea urchin and melt-in-your-mouth unagi kabayaki or barbecued eel.Café Leona has a varied menu. Japanese food occupies two pages. You can find donburi, katsudon, kamameshi rice, miso soup, gyūdon, sukiyaki, tempura, teriyaki among many others. Surprisingly, a big balikbayan group in the café were also ordering Japanese food. The kitchen is evidently always well-stocked and they never scrimp on ingredients. We always leave with a full and happy belly.

Due for delivery, a P1100-- sushi and sashimi party platter.

Café Leona Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Japanese dinner at Café Leona

No Ilocano food for a change…

Uni (sea urchin roe) sashimi, believed to be an aphrodisiac

Tamago (grilled egg) sashimi

Unagi (barbecued eel) nigiri sushi

Ebi (shrimp) tempura. Surprisingly, it was introduced in Japan by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

California maki made from sushi rice, nori (dried seaweeds), cucumber, mango (instead of avocado), imitation crab, mayonnaise, and lumpfish roe. California roll was invented by a Japanese chef in LA, in the 70’s. It became a hit, and is now one of the most popular sushi dishes worldwide.

Unagi sashimi, another food believed to increase sexual desire

Healthy miso soup with tofu and wakame seaweeds

About Café Leona

Café Leona Restaurant and Bar Calle Crisologo St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Tel. No.(077)722-2212 / 673-0933 CP No. (0920)906-8144 cafeleona@yahoo.com
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