When in Vigan, a taste of their famous empanada should be neglected. It's one of a must try when in Vigan after visiting their tourist spots. Vigan Empanada is really delicious. I like the combination of veggies and meat wrapped in this big lumpia wrapper with an option of including egg or not but of course, it is best with egg. The vigan empanada is so delicious specially when you add vinegar. I was actually craving for this when I arrived back in Manila.
Date of visit: 2013-08-24 Ratings : Taste4 Environment3 Service3 Clean3 Price3 Pasalubong from Uncle Pugo 2013-02-28 MacoyPopoy (802 Review(s))
Last week Tita Gi went to Baguio City and brought us some Vigan Empanada from Irene's Vigan Empanada which is just near their house in Crisologo St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
She knew all along that all of us love eating at the infamous empanadahan in Crisologo St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur which is Irene's as mentioned.
They sell their empanada for PHP 25 and PHP 30 for their special ones and when I say special, I mean that with egg and vigan longganisa.
She bought 2 boxes of pre-cooked Vigan Empanada and as soon as she arrived at our Transient house in Baguio, we hurriedly re-cooked/ re-heated her Pasalubong for all of us.
Thank you very much Tita Gi!
Ratings : Taste5 Environment5 Service5 Clean5 Price5 When in Vigan, One Must Visit Irene 2012-06-14 shars_mariano (1075 Review(s))
Price Php 40 for Special Beef empanada and Php 50 for Super Special
Description Special Beef empanada with Vigan longganisa, veggies and egg. The Super Special has an additional ground beef. Both deep fried to perfection and served with Vigan Vinegar!
Personal Review When in Vigan, one must walk the street of Calle Crisologo. One must ride a kalesa. And one must eat at Irene's Empanada! We decided not to have a heavy dinner and instead taste the different empanadas of Vigan. Our first stop, Irene's Empanada in Calle Crisologo. Hubby was looking for this place not realizing that the souvenir shop I was in is right beside Irene's sign
We went in and ordered. I got the Beef Special and Hubby ordered the Super Special since we was already so hungry. Instead of siting down, I watched the staff make empanada. Her movements were so fluid and perfect, it was like she had been doing it for years (probably did). I can't imagine how hard it must be to crack a whole egg on an empanada and manage to fold it in half without breaking or spilling the egg.
After several minutes of deep frying the empanada, it was served in a plate with a cup of vinegar. I didn't add the vinegar as I wanted to taste my emapanada au naturale. It was nothing like the 'Vigan' emapanadas served in Manila. The crust was crispy, the egg was whole, the veggies fresh and the longganisa... truly Vigan! It was a great experience eating empanadas right in the city where it came from.
The prices of the empanadas were pretty cheap for something so authentic and delicious. I wanted to order another one but we were there to sample as many empanadas in Vigan as we possibly can.
At the end of the day, Irene's won in our empanada mission. Can't wait to try another one when we go back.
Recommended Dish(es): Beef Special Empanada,Super Special Empanada Date of visit: 2012-04-12 Spending per Head: Php100 (Other)
Ratings : Taste5 Environment5 Service5 Clean5 Price5 Irene's Empanada 2012 2012-03-28 Chaowarma (942 Review(s))
We enjoyed dining at Irene's Vigan Empanada in Heritage Village, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur during our vacation this 2012. We ordered Special Empanada. I especially loved their suka because it complements the empanada. Aside from their excellent food, I commend this restaurant’s service because they are very friendly. I recommend dining at Irene's Vigan Empanada in Heritage Village, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur during your Vigan vacation.
We enjoyed dining at Irene's Vigan Empanada in Heritage Village, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur during Holy Week of 2011. We ordered Special Vigan Empanada. I especially loved their Empanada here because It is packed of Vigan Longganisa & Egg. Aside from their excellent food, I commend this restaurant’s service because their service crew & staff are very kind. I recommend dining at Irene's Vigan Empanada in Heritage Village, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
Recommended Dish(es): Special Vigan Empanada Spending per Head: Php45 Ratings : Taste5 Environment5 Service5 Clean5 Price5