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Saturday, March 23, 2013

My Ilocano Fusion Dinner at Saramsam Ylocano Restaurant, Laoag City

Traditional meets Fusion Ilocano Meal!

When it comes to food trip, I am very excited. In Laoag City, many restaurants served from any variations:  traditional Ilocano dishes, local and international cuisines and many more. One restaurant serves Ilocano food but more of a twist. It was a Traditional meets Fusion. This place was famous in Laoag and I was curious to try it. I hailed a tricycle and asked the driver to brought me to Saramsam Restaurant and after five minutes, I arrived to this place.

Welcome to Saramsam!

It was featured in different magazines and television shows. No wonder that I arrived here and entered to the restaurant, I was amazed because of the traditional interior designs. It was more on romantic touch, dinner for two set-up. The place was very cozy and the staff were courteous too. Good thing that few people dined the moment I arrived so I easily looked for a place and waiter handed over the menu book.

homey feel

me inside the restaurant

Ilocano pasalubong items

waiting for my meal


their Traditional Ilocano food

Desserts and Drinks

Their Fusion Ilocano dishes


Pasta with a Twist

I ordered Poque-Poque Pizza, the name sounded intriguing especially to Tagalog speaking people like me. You may ask your friends about that "double" meaning of what I talked about. Going back to the meal, poque-poque is a dish made from eggplant sauteed with tomatoes, egg and onion. The dish will be compliment with rice but with fusion, the restaurant made it into pizza. My drink was Baraniw iced tea. It was an iced tea with Wild Basil. It was a great meal. Poque-Poque Pizza tasted so good and I was amazed on the fusion because it worked on the pizza. For the iced tea, it was beyond expectation. It was not a concentrated iced tea mixture but a real tea with basil. It was nice compliment on my food trip meal.

Fusion dishes

One slice of Poque-Poque Pizza

great dinner meal

I tried also Malunggay sherbet and it tasted so good. Not too sweet and I didn't taste bitterness as I expected. It was a great dessert with fusion. :)

Malunggay Sherbet

taste so good

It was a great dining experience with Saramsam. Ilocano dishes served with a twist were delightful and at the same time delicious. Good job for letting traditional and fusion Ilocano meal and dishes experienced for both locals and tourists like me. :)

Have some Take-out. :)

More information:

Saramsam Ylocano Restaurant and Bar
Address: N. Corpuz Building, Rizal Street corner Hizon St., Barangay 7-A, Laoag City

Phone: (077) 771 5825 or 0917 570 2110


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