I was reading a food blog about the Ilocos Empanada and felt really envious because it provided me with more reasons to visit up North. Ilocos is definitely on our travel list not just because of the sand dunes, the windmills, historical landmarks and the beaches but because of the food. Last night, I saw a photo of an Ilocos Empanada in Facebook. I learned that a food establishment called K Twins Empanada is serving authentic Ilocano empanada and other authentic Ilocano dishes right here in Davao. I was so happy that the following day I visited the place with my officemate and we had our lunch there.
The place is located in Lupo Diaz St, Obrero. It is a simple and small eatery.
I observed the making of the Ilocos Empanada which is very different from the empanada I've tasted so far. It consists of Shreded Papaya,Mongo, Egg,Ilocos Longganiza wrapped in Rice Dough. It is made on the spot by the way. It is best eaten with Sukang Iloko.
We also got to try the Crispy Dinuguan which I also love because the innards are deep fried and the dugo is cooked very well.
I got to chat a bit with the Owner and learned that they are originally from Laoag and they decided to serve Ilocos goodness here in Davao. I have yet to try their Bagnet and other items on the menu.
K Twins Ilocos Empanada
Location: 14 Sobrecarey street corner Lupo Diaz street, Barrio
Facebook: K Twins Ilocos Empanada