pangngaldaw iti STR

On a yet another Ilokano writers meet, this time in Gonzaga, Cagayan, we were feted with a nabaknang a pangngaldaw by our kind and generous hosts, right at the STR, a river resort maintained and operated by the municipal government. Well, STR is sirok ti rangtay or under the bridge. But no bridge to burn here. That’s under the iconic steel bridge over the famous Wangag River.

 

That’s steamed shrimps there, kilawen a sosay, and bilonak salad with KBL:

 

Freshly caught shrimps steamed briefly and it’s so sweet and delicious, and gorgeous:

 

Spiced raw fish flesh, with optional dip of Kikkoman sashimi soy sauce laced with wasabi:

 

We were also treated with a terrific pinapaitan a baka:

 

Nilingta a malaga was later served, as evidenced by my labay, my plate:

And of course, we washed down it all with a fine brandy (as hinted by the third photo above).

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