Ilocos Norte empanada is known for their "orange" color and in Batac City, they are evident.
And since he is damn poor that he can not afford expensive foods, he endured the hunger while touring Batac City on foot. Tired and exhausted, he only has 35pesos for his food budget today and he was able to find his cheap food in Batac City. The traveling gutom of course also needs to eat to have a strength to his hungry traveling career (for no renumeration, LOL!).
So after the tiring walk, he is about to starve to death and 35 pesos is all that he got for his budget for lunch until he found a place to eat and saw the empanada of Batac City!
He is not expecting too much from this building because it looks like a "common" place to eat and it is not for luxury so he smiled to a point that his smile reaches his ears because he hates expensive restaurants with expensive menu. So seeing a not-so-expensive-looking setting is a heaven-delight for this ultra-hungry poor eater.
Surprisingly, this won't be enough because he has a voracious appetite but it was magical how this 35-peso-empanada of Batac satisfied his hungry tummy considering the tiring moment he had without breakfast and the alay-lakad or walk for a cause since he also has no penny to commute every now and then.
The Batac Riverside Empanadaan
Well if you happen to be in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, you can try to eat empanada at Batac Riverside Empanadaan and it is located just southward the facade of Batac Parish Church. It says riverside but the river was so dry. Anyway, Palagutom survived the challenge!