To blog or not to blog – BAGNETified…

To blog or not to blog – Bagnetified

“Take time to eat what makes your tummy happy.”

Every year in the Philippines, new restaurants are born. It became so conspicuous that well-known bloggers even come up with their own top 10 list each year. For there are so many of different kind. So bloggers like me are cajoled to visit them if chance permits.

One of which is BAGNETified!

It is a chain of restaurants and has eyed to open a hundred stores this year. And luckily, we’ve got one just across the street.

“Bagnet” is a delicacy from the north, specifically in the Ilocos region.

My first to try it is a pasalubong from a friend in my previous job. And when I visit that region in the north, I immediately looked for it and ordered it and honest to goodness. Enjoyed it!

As for health concerns, this might not fit those who are health conscious. Bagnet is first and foremost a big portion of pork belly, deep fried until crispy. It is the Ilocano version of “Lechon kawali”. The best part of it is the skin being crispy and paired with a special soy sauce where different spices are chopped thinly and voila, more rice please!

At BAGNETified, they did some special twist. The staple viands of the Filipinos they utilized as specialties created with bagnet on each of it.

Like vegetable bagnetified, seafood bagnetified, and so on. Here’s what we’ve got:

bagnnet again

bagnet kare

bagnet pakbet

So what is the step by step procedure to cook it?

So here it is.

Some sinful desserts are available too.

bagnet bb
Blueberry cheesecake with fresh mangoes on top..

They even have pastas and chicken too. The choices are plenty so no worries, you will be able to choose one that fits your palate well.

As for the ambiance. Their interiors are simple yet pleasant.

bagnet red

bagnet dining area

This is a place for diggers like me, who might not mind an extra fat or calorie every once in a while.


The iced tea is great! (–,)

bagnet iced tea
Not more of just being polite, being a coffee lover, I like their iced tea…=)
More please..=)

They accept deliveries within Metro Manila, to sate your cravings, just dial: 99-SARAP 

Happy eating! (–.)



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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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