My first trimester was not that difficult. No morning sickness, no vomiting, no pains, but I was picky with food. For some reason, meat tastes bitter so I had to go with vegetables and seafood. I have been craving for authentic Ilocano Pinakbet and we found it at Cucina Ilocana along V. Mapa St. here in Davao City. I saw the quaint place once we passed by the street and I excitedly told Ace we should try their dishes one day.
We decided to have lunch one Saturday before we headed to a Davao Bloggers Geek Up. I had of course my favorite Pinakbet while Ace had Bagnet with KBL (Kamatis, Bagoong, Lasona).
While waiting, I could smell the tomatoes and bagoong of Pinakbet that made me salivate. Gosh, been craving for it for weeks and I am not in the mood to cook so I had to wait until I find an authentic Ilocano Pinakbet. Both Pinakbet and Bagnet are delicious (I have to make separate posts for that), and Ace almost finished the serving of Bagnet that’s good for two while only slices of eggplant was left with my Pinakbet. Full is an understatement after that heavy lunch. Ace was complaining of a burning sensation in his nape (that made him swear he won’t eat that much Bagnet next time). We’re so happy to find a place that serves Ilocano dishes in this part of the country because finding one is hard that it’s even easier to look for find toyota parts or other things within the city. Cucina Ilocana deserves a separate post about their food which was prepared the Ilocano way (especially their Pinakbet). For now, I just want to mention them in this blog. Thank you, for bringing Ilocano food here in Davao! I hope you’ll also serve Papaitan next time.