Lunch at Pension Ivatan

August 16, 2010

Lunch at Pension Ivatan

Pension Ivatan Restaurant also known as Therese Coffee Shop

Why dine at Pension Ivatan
  • It serves authentic Ivatan cuisine.
  • It's open all throughout the day from 7am to 8pm.
  • It's easy to find. It's just outside the gate of Basco Airport. From the gate of the airport, turn right at Reyes Street and you see the big sign of Pension Ivantan outside the building as shown above.
My tip: The food they serve is not fast food. You wait at least 1 1/2 hours for them to finish cooking. My advice:
1. Call in advance to order food before going to the restaurant. Menu is shown below. They can be contacted at (63)09292074643, (63)09053035855. Additional information at Pension Ivatan website.
2. Go there personally to order food first then do some sightseeing by walking around town while they cook what you ordered.
Menu and Price List

 The Famous Ivatan Platter

The Ivatan Platter is good for 5-6 persons and includes:
1. Supas or Turmeric Yellow Rice
2. Tatus or Coconut Crabs
3. Mixed Ivatan Salad 
4. Lunis or lunies (their version of pork adobo), made of liempo and fried
5. Payi or Lobster
6. Uvud Balls, made of pork, flying fish and banana trunk
7. Venes or Dried Gabi
8. Assorted grilled foods like chicken and squid
 For a more comprehensive list of the Best of Batanes food, see  Ivan Henares' blog