Surprising Batanes’ Pancit

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.

beehan cafe
Beehan Cafe, Basco, Batanes

It is a cozy garage-turned-restaurant infront the owner’s house. While they also serve various tapsilog items and local delicacies such as fried flying fish, their best-sellers are Halo-halo, which was perfect for the weather during our mid-afternoon visit, and of course their Pancit Beehan.

Pancit Beehan of Beehan Cafe, Basco, Batanes

Pancit Beehan is not yet written in any blog or online article that I know of and could have potentially appeared here first at It was also frequented mostly by local Ivatans.

I would seriously consider Pancit Beehan as one of the Top 10 pancit dishes I’ve tasted all over the archipelago. At first I very was unassuming about it especially after a disappointing experienced on the more popularly blogged Pancit Ivatan. The noodle itself is composed of thin egg or miki noodles with a little soy-sauce mixture underneath – giving it some resemblance to the well-loved instant Pancit Canton. it has very thin slices of cabbage, carrots and green beans. The meat used for it is ground beef which is pretty unique aside from Tuguegarao’s Batil Patong. The highlight of this dish is its poached egg topping. The egg was poached perfectly – it was soft, bouncy and when sliced, the yolk flows down the mount of noodles adding an added boost of flavor and taste to the dish. It’s even very affordable at only Php.60.00. Interestingly, the condiment to this pancit variety aside from calamansi is chilli oil which adds a spicy hot character.

For the Pancit King, this dish is simply superb! After eating, I even ordered another serving for take-out later.

Beehan Cafe: Lizardo St., Basco, Batanes

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