Friday, October 16, 2015

Exploring Iloilo: Day 3 "Foodtrip"

"Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."

La Paz Batchoy is one of Iloilo's best-known signature dishes and a must-try delicacy served in restaurants all over Iloilo City. This noodle soup is made with miki (round noodles), pork organs (liver, spleen, kidneys and heart), chicken stock, beef loin, shrimp stock, and garnished with chicharon (pork cracklings).

It is best eaten at the batchoyan (batchoy stalls) in La Paz Market where it originated. The most famous places to eat batchoy are Ted’s, Deco’s, Netong’s, and Inggo’s. The “original” creator of the dish is not certain, but you may judge for yourself which among them serves the tastiest.When served with a bowl of batchoy, most Ilonggos would finish the kaldo (broth) first. It is customary to request additional refills of kaldo before finishing the meal.

Speaking of Batchoy (tsk..I'm starving while I'm writing this...) on our third day in Iloilo, it was the second day of the convention. My room mates planned to have a food trip and try to taste the famous Batchoy in Iloilo. 
We went to SM City Iloilo to experience the famous Batchoy at Ted's.

I am still amazed on how clean the city was. They have a very long skywalk where you can have a picture taking with the mall and the highways.

Iloilo City at night. So calm and peaceful.

Our first stop for the search for best batchoy in town was at Ted's (Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy since 1945).

You can choose a variety of flavors at a very affordable price. Of course we chose the best seller, that is the Extra Super Batchoy with Hot Bread and Coke.

Mirror Selfie while waiting for our Ted's Batchoy to be served.

Oh my gosh!! It's smells so good..

It's so delicious!!! I literally finished the big bowl. The noodles was cooked well, the soup was great and the most exciting part of it has a lot of pork and chicharon.. It taste heavenly. 

Next stop was the Deco's La Paz Batchoy. It is located near SM Delgado Iloilo. Quite far from Ted's in Sm City Iloilo but I promise it's all worth it.

They also have a Pasalubong Shop where you can buy famous delicacies in Iloilo. So while waiting for our Batchoy, we use the time to shop for our pasalubong to our family and friends in Cebu.

Deco's La Paz Batchoy!

Deco's is also great. They have separate bowl of soup if you want more. They have also Hot Breads and a lot of chicharon and pork..Yum! Yum! Yum!

Ted's and Deco's taste different but both of them taste heavenly. They differ also in the presentation and the price of their batchoy. 

 So if you want to explore Iloilo, don't miss out the fun in tasting their famous La Paz Batchoy. Make your taste buds happy.

'Till next adventure loves.

Xoxo Der.

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