Having only Burger Machine hamburgers as dinner for the back breaking twelve-hour trip to Ilocos Norte, to say that we were hungry upon arriving at Pagudpud is an understatement. So the first order of the day after dropping off our gear and bags at the Villa Del Mar Resort was of course, breakfast!
Restaurants fronting the Saud beach open at around eight in the morning, pretty late as we expect every bistro to be open by six. The first one to open was Terra Rika’s CasaBlanca Seaside Grille, so that’s where we headed.
Terra Rika is a dive resort owned by Atty. and Mrs. Lowell B. Romero at the southwestern part of Saud. They offer accommodations in their five and three-storey buildings. Their restaurant is open even to visitors not staying at their resort.
The grille is right by the sea and made up of cogon covered wooden seats and tables. If the weather’s fine and sea waves calm, diners can choose to sit at the tables literally at the edge of the beach.
Now on to the food; we ordered the usual Filipino breakfast fare, tocilog (fried sweet pork, rice, egg) and longsilog (fried Vigan sausage, rice, egg). Serving time was okay and the staff was courteous. One thing though, it was a bit hard to call their attention and I had to go to the bar itself just to have someone take our order.
Food was superb, the tocino was very tender and the garlic longanisa was right on the money. The serving size of the egg was a bit petite though, considering the price of the meal, they could have at least picked a larger egg to fry.
The restos at Saud have pretty much the same price range and we were pretty much satisfied with CasaBlanca’s breakfast offering.
CasaBlanca Seaside Grille
Terra Rika Beach and Dive Resort
Saud White Beach Cove, Burayoc Pt., Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte