Ilocano in Manila

With its chequered tiled floors and antique furniture, there's more than a hint of elegance at well-heeled Victorinos, yet its prices remain very affordable. It specialises in delicious Ilocano cuisine, with its bagnet (crispy-fried pork belly) being the signature dish.

The attached bakery has tasty cakes and offers cooking classes (P2300 to P3500); visit for info.