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Iloilo is the home of Batchoy, and there is a never-ending debate on who offers the best version – Ted’s or Deco’s. However, the best authentic Batchoy for me can be found in Netong’s Lapaz Batchoy.

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It is located in the birthplace of this beloved dish in the La Paz Public Market in La Paz, Iloilo.

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The owner’s great-grandfather is credited with the invention of the Batchoy mixture.

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Batchoy or “Ba-chui” means pieces of meat in Chinese.

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The authentic Batchoy contains fresh egg noodles called miki,

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… buto-buto broth slow-cooked for hours, and beef, pork and bulalo mixed with the local guinamos (shrimp paste).

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Its generous toppings include fried garlic, crushed chicharon (crispy fried pork skin), scallions,

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… slivers of pork, intestines and liver,

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…. with a spoonful of bone marrow.

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You can tell your servers not to put MSG in your order.

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To complete the Batchoy experience, you can order an extra bowl of the soup, 

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… add an extra serving of chicharon, or  

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… pair it with Roberto’s Siopao for merienda 🙂

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Overall, if you really want to taste an authentic batchoy, you have to eat in Netong’s complete with the Lapaz Public Market Ambiance. (Don’t worry they have an airconditioned dining area)

Netong’s Original Lapaz Batchoy
Inside Lapaz Public Market, Lapaz, Iloilo 
Operating Hours: 7.00am – 7.00pm
Phone: +63 33 396-2189 
Email[email protected]
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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals. We are not connected with the owners or the organizations promoting this restaurant. 

P.S. Thanks to Eugene Jamerlan for sharing with us this Lapaz Batchoy secret 🙂

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