Third Time’s the Charm

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

Refreshing Batchoy Anyone?

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.

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