Bangued longanisa

Quick fix to an evening longanisa crave in Bangued

Yum yum! Delicious longanisa of Bangued, Abra

Yum yum! Delicious longanisa of Bangued, Abra

I love the garlicky longanisa (native sausages) of north Luzon and whenever I get to the Ilocos region, be it in Laoag or Vigan, I make it a point to have some, grilled. But when I did arrive in Bangued in Abra on an evening, tired and hungry, I saw from the bus that there was a line of barbecue stalls lining the open air plaza. And when I did saw that they have longanisa, I got more excited.

So much excited that when I checked in at the hotel, I left my bag, told the driver of Vice Governor Chari Bersamin, who by the way, fetched me from the Partas terminal, to head to the plaza since I was badly craving for the native sausage.

Although I haven’t tasted the one in Abra, I was sure enough that this is another garlicky longanisa! It cost me P50 for a stick! It was hot but delicious, the same garlicky goodness that I always want. These stalls have chairs and tables if you want to eat here but there’s no available rice. They’re open till 12 midnight.

A barbecue food stall at night

A barbecue food stall at night

Lines of barbecue stalls at the plaza during evenings

Lines of barbecue stalls at the plaza during evenings

Thanx to Vice Governor Chari Bersamin for inviting me to Bangued for the Abrenian Kawayan Festival.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

3 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    April 4, 2015 @ 21:33

    Quick fix to an evening longanisa crave in Bangued: Yum yum! Delicious longanisa of Bangued, Abra
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  2. Uptourist
    April 16, 2015 @ 14:59

    Wow the popped longganisa just made my mouth water. So is that festival temporary? Nothing beats real authentic longganisa.

  3. estan
    April 16, 2015 @ 15:43

    The nightly barbecue stalls are permanent, I think.

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