Victorino’s puts the spotlight on Ilocano fare—the regional Filipino cuisine known for its emphasis on fresh vegetables, unusual pig parts, and cheeky names, among other things. Victorino’s renditions mostly stay true to traditional versions, but prepared especially well. Think bagnet that is crisp and flavorful with nary a hint of oil; or ‘Pinakbet a la Mama Jean’ that entices even the veggie-averse with a happy balance of flavors.
Ilocano locals will be happy to know they offer regional dishes relatively uncommon in Manila, such as warek-warek and imbaliktad. Victorino’s sells various Ilocano snacks, ingredients, and deli items, like masa podrida and sukang Iloko, for you to bring the experience straight to your own home. And for a sweet ending, the restaurant also houses the signature desserts of pastry chef Heny Sison.