When eating ‘poqui’ is as wholesome as munching ‘veggie balls’…

I have no idea where the name came from! Poqui-poqui or poki-poki is grilled eggplant sautéed in onion, garlic, tomatoes and egg white. It is usually a breakfast dish famous in the Ilocos region, however, there are many incarnations of the dish, depending on the mood of one’s palate, or how much time you have to prepare it.

The version served us by the chef at Kusina Felicitas at Grandpa’s Innin Vigan was very much similar to Japan’s takoyaki, albeit, with a crunchy crust. It was served sitting on two sauces — tomato and curry. For the more adventurous, a piece of red chili was provided to “spice” up the experience. A must try!

… and by the way, we also had a sumptuous feast (yeah, ’twas a feast!) of bagnet with KBL (kamatis, bagoong and lasona, a native Ilocano shallot), sinanglaw and deep-fried crispy frogs!

Kusina Felicitas, Grandpa’s Inn
# 1 Bonifacio Street cor. Quirino Blvd.,
Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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