Where to Taste Authentic Ivatan Cuisine


Glen Santillan
Glen Santillan | Feb 19, 2014


The Pension Ivatan Hometel and Restaurant offers sumptuous authentic Ivatan cuisine in Basco, Batanes. They're the only restaurant in town which serves a wide range of Ivatan dishes.

Pension Ivatan is owned and managed by Tess De Leon, who also manages Kusina Cagayana in Tuguegarao City. She didn't finish a degree in culinary arts but her passion for cooking runs in her blood.


Mrs. De Leon is able to create dishes which cater to both Ivatans and tourists in Batanes. According to Mrs. her, the traditional Ivatan dish is a little bland, so she adds a little twist to it to make it more savory.


For more about Ivatan Cuisine visit my post at: Where to Eat in Batanes | Pension Ivatan Hometel and Restaurant in Basco.

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