Iloilo is famous for a lot of things. High up on the list is the world-famous event, Dinagyang. Not too far behind is the food, of course. And when we think about food in Iloilo, one of the places to eat that come to mind definitely include the best batchoy houses in Iloilo.
For the people who aren’t quite familiar with the favorite dish — especially in the cooler weather, batchoy are special round noodles loaded with lots of ingredients. The meats come as beef, chicken, pork, even shrimp. This is coupled with vegetables.
Seriously though. You need to try it. And four of these best batchoy houses in Iloilo are your best bets to start your batchoy adventures.
Ted’s Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy
Batchoy is the center of attraction in Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy. It was the only thing on the menu back then, but in recent days, it’s expanded its menu and began serving other dishes too.
But Batchoy remains as the center of attention, and the most popular batchoy brand — where batchoys are concerned.
Netong’s Original Special La Paz Batchoy
Are you wondering why the word La Paz crops up in every one of these restaurants’ names?
La Paz, Iloilo is where the dish originated from.
Right in the middle of La Paz market in Iloilo City — Netong’s La Paz Batchoy isn’t a fancy restaurant. But don’t judge the place. Everything’s sanitary and the food is definitely filling.
The batchoy looks absolutely original. The noodles form the base. The liver, pork, and intestines form a heap in the middle. It’s garnished with chicharon, chives, and garlic. And of course, there’s bone marrow floating around.
Yep. That’s original.
Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy
Since its beginnings in La Paz, Deco’s batchoy has since delighted its customers and returning patrons. In terms of taste and condiments, it’s very filling. It’s also very common around Iloilo City, in malls and food parks alike.
Batchoy at Sta. Barbara
As recommended by Ambeth R. Ocampo, there’s a batchoyan in Sta. Barbara run by Jasmin Sobredo. Stationed in a hut, Ms. Sobredo’s batchoy stall makes deep pots of the iconic noodle dish.
It’s not one of the OGs. But you get testimonies from people who partook her dish claiming it’s one of the best they’ve ever tasted.
Right up there with Ted’s, Netong’s, and Deco’s.
Taste the Best Batchoy Houses in Iloilo
Iloilo is a great place to try out new food and experience Ilonggo love. And one of the best ways to find Ilonggo culture at its finest is to eat these famous noodles in any of these four of the best batchoy houses in Iloilo.
Ready to jump into Ilonggo culture and find bursts of savoriness in every slurp and every bite.