JADE KARLA RESTAURANT - from turo-turo to a restaurant


If hunger caught you during your drive around Ilocos Norte, I suggest you drop by Jade Karla Restaurant. Their menu includes traditional and authentic Ilokano dishes. Since this food stop started as a turo turo, you will surely find their cooking      affordable and tasty.

For our lunch, we had Sinigang Blue Marlin and Pansit. The Sinigang was amazingly superb! I was surprised because the sinigang only includes utong (ilokano word for stringbeans), but mind you, masarap talaga. It would be perfect if the fish was not overcooked.

As for the pancit, I did not expect much because it was only 15 pesos. According to my Ilokano husband, this is the typical pansit of Ilocos. It was okay, but I was overwhelmed of oil so we just had it taken out for merienda at home. Plus it did not match our Sinigang.

Over-all, if you want authentic Ilokano food that is surely affordable, eat at Jade Karla's Restaurant. The one we visited is located along Currimao, Ilocos Norte.