All Batchoys are not created Equal

There’s no better place to get lost in, than in Iloilo City. Just arch your back and point your nose at the sky and get a swiff of the sweet and salty aroma that is La Paz Batchoy. The aroma will play tricks with your senses and a taste of the soup will make you forget you were lost in the first place. Better if you accidentally do it in La Paz District because this is where batchoy originated and hence avaiable at every corner.

Batchoy is a noodle soup made with pork innards, chicharon (crushed pork cracklings),  guinamos (shrimp paste), vegetables, meat stock, bone marrow, garlic, pork meat, and meke noodles.  It is best eaten with pan de sal (salted bread) or puto manapla (rice cake). Although readily available in Manila (both Ted’s and Deco’s have branches all over the Philippines) as well as supermarkets (ready to cook instant noodles), make your first taste be in Iloilo City. After all, all batchoys are not created equal.


Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy
Super Special
Extra Super

Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy
Super Special
Extra Super




*** Don’t be shy to ask for a second, third, or even a fourth helping of kaldo (broth).


~ by Happy Sole on June 12, 2011.

4 Responses to “All Batchoys are not created Equal”

  1. Daming sahog 🙂 It really looks filling sis… too bad, I’ve never been to Iloilo.

  2. sabayan ng pandesal! best afternoon heavy snacks! hehehe

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