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.
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Palabok is one of the all-time classic pancit variety every Filipino is familiar with. It is a general term referred to all rice noodle (thick and thin) laced with atchuete colored and seafood flavored oil or sauce topped with hard boiled egg, pork rinds or pork meats, garlic, greens and may or may not have seafood. Continue reading
On my 2nd day in Iloilo, I have already eaten their Ilonggo originals: the La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo. Time to explore the unknown. Right at the middle of downtown Iloilo proper is an Continue reading
Aside from the La Paz Batchoy, another legendary dish that originated in Iloilo is the Molo soup. Continue reading
Iloilo has and always been one of the 2 favorite food destinations of the Pancit King – the other being Pampanga, where he can trace his roots. Being a big fan of the infamous La Paz Batchoy, he has been a regular patron of the big three – Continue reading