The 2nd Batchoy Festival officially opened last January 21, 2021. Like the warm Ilonggo spirit, the noodle recipe synonymous with Iloilo City, it is boiling to simmer until January 24, 2021.
The success of the first-ever Batchoy Festival last 2020 paved the way to pursue the event despite the challenges this year. This famous soup is what Iloilo is known for.
Batchoy is a hearty noodle soup which traces its origin in La Paz district. Hence, the name: La Paz Batchoy. The usual ingredients of the Batchoy are Miki (egg noodles), Pork, Liver, Pork Intestines, Chicharon, Garlic and Chives. All these are sitting on top of the hot broth of pork or beef bones and condiments. It is boiled for hours to squeeze all the flavor from the ingredients put into the soup.
Four Iconic Batchoy Brands
The participants are Inggo’s Original Batchoy, Popoy’s Original Lapaz Batchoy, Ted’s Old Timer Lapaz Batchoy and Deco’s Original Lapaz Batchoy. They all came together in this one-of-a-kind event.
Inggo’s Original Batchoy since 1920 prides itself as the first batchoy in Iloilo.
Popoy’s Original Lapaz Batchoy, a popular brand visited by aficionados in its space at the Iloilo Central Market.
Ted’s Old Timer Lapaz Batchoy, considered by most as a household name when it comes to the popular soup dish.
Deco’s Original Lapaz Batchoy which takes pride as the “Father of all Batchoy”.
Each with its own story to tell, as well its own signature recipe.
2nd Batchoy Festival is a joint project of SM City Iloilo. The project is together with the Department of Tourism Region IV, Iloilo City government and Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. The Batchoy Festival is a tribute to the Ilonggo culture and heritage. To remember its roots in the history of its people and its rich culinary tradition.
Customers of the mall can safely enjoy the beloved Ilonggo dish. They can also enjoy other specialties at the designated dining areas located in the mall.