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Here’s another delectable find from our newest food reporter, Chloe. If you’re a longganisa lover, you’re going to love this. 😀
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What Makes Vigan Longganisa Unique?
Don’t compare Vigan longganisa to the ordinary sausages you see in your day-to-day supermarket since this is in a league of its own.
Its shape is unlike any other, both small and round. The perfect size to put in your mouth immediately and welcome all the warm and juicy flavors in one bite.
Its flavor is garlicky and savory. Making it the perfect breakfast treat to wake up to, most especially when paired with warm garlic rice and a fried egg.
What Is The Taste Of Vigan Longganisa?
Garlicky, savory, and juicy. Even if you don’t like sausages (like me) you will for sure love Vigan longganisa, especially if it’s prepared the traditional Ilocano way.
The traditional way is serving it with poqui-poqui (mashed eggplant, with scrambled egg, tomatoes, onions, and salt), Ilocano style vinegar, garlic rice, and a sunny side up fried egg.
FYI, poqui-poqui is also a very popular dish in Hawaii.😃
Once you combine Vigan Longganisa and poqui poqui, you have a symphony of flavors in your mouth. That will make you wake up excited every morning just to have a taste of this delectable breakfast tandem.🥰
What Is Vigan Longganisa Made Of?
Traditionally it’s made of ground pork, soy sauce, and tons and tons of garlic. Note to vegans: Please don’t confuse Vigan longganissa for being vegan or vegetarian.
I can assure you that it’s not because of its ingredients. 😁
If you would like to know more about the history of Vigan Longganisa, you can visit Vigan.ph.
A Local’s Opinion
Irma’s Longanissa is a local longganisa manufacturer in Vigan. They make all their products by hand, which is the traditional way of doing it. 😃
Vigan longganisa is unique not only because of its flavor but because of the love put into making it. Here in Vigan city, the majority of the manufacturers make longganisa by hand.
Vigan longganisa is unique not only because of its flavor but because of all the love that’s put into making it.
Here in Vigan City, the majority of the manufacturers make longganisa by hand.
It’s rare to find manufacturers who make it by machine. Not only that but the popularity and demand for Vigan longganisa have helped the people of Vigan thrive.
Hence, Vigan longganisa has a special place in every Illocano’s heart. You can check out Irma’s Longanisa’s products below.
In my opinion, Vigan longganisa is something worth trying out. Especially if you try it in the city itself, since the way they prepare it, is just spectacular.
Even after eating Vigan longganisa every morning for breakfast (with garlic rice, a fried egg, and poqui poqui) at my hotel for 5 days straight, I never got tired of it.
What Other Types Of Longanissas Are Out there?
Other than Vigan longganisa other regions of the Philippines make their own unique style of longganisa using native and local ingredients.
However when choosing which to buy or to try, keep in mind that there are 2 major types of longganisa. The first one is called “de recado.” This particular type of longganisa has a salty and savory flavor.
Second is called ” jamonado.” This particular type of longganisa is on the sweet side. ❤️
Below are the varieties of longganisa that you can find in other regions.
1. Lucban Longganisa. This is shaped like your traditional jumbo sausage, but in no way does it taste the same. The Mediterranean spices included in the longganisa it has a unique salty and sour taste.
2. Chorizo de Cebu. This is shaped almost like grapes on a vine. However, not only does it have a unique shape it also has a unique taste. It provides a combination of the flavor profiles of de recado and jamonado. Hence, it’s both sweet and salty.
Related read: Here’s How To Cook Chorizo de Cebu
3. Alaminos Longganisa. This is the most oddly shaped one out of all the longganisa variants because it’s not round nor oval but it’s square. Yet unlike its odd shape, its flavor is very familiar. It’s subtly salty and savory at the same time. 😁
Related read: How To Cook Alaminos Longganisa At Home
Needless to say, the longganisa offered in each region is worth a try. That said, if you find yourself in Vigan, go and give their longganisa a try. It’s more than worth it! You’re going to love it! You’re going to miss it as well! 🥰
How To Contact Them
Cell Phone: 0916-926-2855
Irma’s Longanisa offers freshly made longganisa that have been hand-mixed and air-dried.
Please make sure to let them know you learned about them through EatMyBananas.com. 🥰