Still at Casa Moderna is a very curious dish I was intrigued about – their “Special Palabok”. What’s special about it I asked their service crew – it has lechon! While their crispy and salty good Lechon Kawali perfectly complements their Pancit Bato or Pancit Guisado, I yet to experience a Palabok with Lechon. Continue reading
While in Naga, a friend of mine recommended a bakery serving delicious Pancit Bato – Casa Moderna. This local joint has been a pillar of Bicolano breads and noodles Continue reading
Lomi in Lipa, Batchoy in La Paz, Miki in Batac and in Naga- their own signature noodle soup is called Kinalas. Continue reading
Here in Luzon a mixed guisado noodles of miki (fresh egg noodles) and bihon (thin rice noodles) is a pretty popular fare, while in Cebu and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao region, Bam-i is the more popular noodle mixture. Bam-i or as other Cebuanos would pronounce it – Bam-e, is Continue reading
Any Lipa, Batangas trip of mine is never complete without a bowl of this iconic thick piping hot noodle soup – Lomi.
A little revelation though, Continue reading
One of the challenges of the Pancit King in his conquest to conquer (taste) each and every variety of pancit, is the availability of the dish. There are pancit dishes that he researched on, planned and travelled to its place of origin that upon getting to – only resulted in failure. As a fact, not all of these destinations are actually restaurants. Some of which are only mom-and-pop stalls, home-based and even peddled by street vendors especially those in the far flung provinces.
Pancit Sabsab in Taal, Batangas is one of these “hard-to-conquer” pancit dishes. Continue reading
Still in Feliza Café in Taal, I was able to sample a recipe of Pancit from way back more than a hundred years ago – Continue reading
Taal. It is pretty known for balisong or butterfly knife and barong Tagalog – our national dress for men. In terms of food, they are popular for their Longganisang Taal and Tapang Taal. Searching for noodles, to my surprise, there is actually a Pancit Taal. Continue reading
Back in 2010, I was able to try an unforgettable pancit dish that to me was simply divine – Pancit Langlang.
But first, let me clarify what Pancit Langlang is Continue reading
Gotong Batangas is a popular regional dish for it being unlike the goto known everywhere else in the archipelago. As a Manileno, goto to me is similar to porridge or congee with ox-tripe as the primary meat ingredient. My Gotong Batangas initiation took place Continue reading
Red Pancit that is! This week’s entry brought the Pancit King to a province close to his heart – Batangas. In the city of Batangas itself, is an infamous dish originally known as Continue reading
As a highly recommended pancit place by our Batanes’ tour guide – Kuya Jeric of Bisumi Tours, we head over to Beehan Café in Basco proper. Continue reading
Batanes has always been one of my dream destinations. But since the airfare going there is consistently the most expensive locally, I’ve always been postponing booking this trip. Thanks to Continue reading
Efuven is one of the least known noodles in the whole of the Philippines. It is said that the unique name came from the noodle’s inventor. It is a thin variety of wheat noodles that is fried delicately similar to Continue reading
As a continuation of my previous post featuring Lar’s Buko Batchoy in Iloilo, is another coconut-infused noodle dish that in my opinion is very unique to this eatery. Continue reading
During the Pancit King’s recent visit of Iloilo, one of his objectives was to visit the province of Antique which is located at the other side of the Panay island. The objective: to try out another rendition of the Batchoy. While Batchon (batchoy with lechon) is to Bacolod, Buko Batchoy is to Antique. It is said that Buko Batchoy is developed in the town of Bugasong, a town a little farther from Antique’s capital of San San Jose de Buenavista. Travel time by bus would take approximately four (4) hours excluding the waiting time. While the distance on the map may not be that far, the road connecting the two provinces would circumvent the whole south of the island passing through all the Southern towns of Iloilo. Since my Iloilo trip’s main purpose is for a religious conference, the Antique visit will have to wait for another time.
Fortunately Continue reading