Caja Sagada,

New in Igorot Cuisine: Etag Pizza in Sagada

6:55:00 AM Christian Aligo 0 Comments

Sagada is no longer just for the bitter hearts. It is also a place for those who have the hunger for exotic dishes.

Say for instance this Etag Pizza that has been making rounds in town after Caja Sagada introduced it to the “hungry” market. When I went home for All Saints Day, going to Caja Sagada was on my priority list.

For those who still do not know what etag is, it is a slice of preserved pork. During the process, the meat is salted and smoked for days.

In Sagada, etag is added to chicken to make pinikpikan, similar to lowlander's tinola.

I honestly could not imagine a chef wandering how pizza tastes when shreds of smoked pork were used as toppings. But it did happen under my nose!

If you ask me about the taste, it is quite enticing. The strong smell seems to remind the one eating that it is based on an Igorot dish (not an Igorot dish at all).

We also ordered other pizza flavors to have a complete Caja Sagada experience. Of course, the afternoon would not be complete without two cups of brewed coffee for me and hot choco for my companions.

What else is on the menu?

Caja Sagada is located in Nangonogan, Poblacion, Sagada, which is 15 minutes away from the Municipal Hall. It is near the Catholic Church. Once you are in Sagada, get directions from your tour guide. 

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