I highly recommend you guys to go on a little bit of pansit food trip whenever you visit Cagayan.
After traveling for so long, and for so many days, I honestly don’t know the town I had this dish. All i knew was that I was in Cagayan after crossing the Ilocos Norte – Cagayan border a few hours prior.
At Ria-Jay’s Pansiteria Fastfood
This famous Cagayan dish is called Batil-Patong. The main ingredients are pansit miki Tuguegarao, cara beef, sometimes lechon, togue with an egg on top. My Pansit Batil Patong has these crispy chicaron bits. The miki is freshly made in Tuguegarao.
It goes very well with PAMASINGO – a sauce mix of freshly sliced onions, vinegar, soy sauce and lots of calamansi juice.
As I was doing my clockwise Northern Luzon Loop, I was running low on budget because I stayed an extra couple of days in Laoag City due to fatigue. With that, I figured that to get back on track in terms of my budget I had to actually eat at karinderyas at the time being. It was already lunch time in Cagayan so I had to stop somewhere. I was enticed by this 50 peso meal so I took a gamble and ordered one.
I enjoyed this meal up to the last strand of pansit that was on my plate. My hunger also helped a lot. I was surprised by the fact that the serving is probably good for 3 persons – all for 50 pesos. To celebrate this momentous occassion, I ordered Mountain Dew.
– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.
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