Dandanzoy Buko Batchoy: Home of the Original Buko Batchoy


We are Iloilo natives – the home of the best La Paz Batchoy in the world but “Buko Batchoy” is a whole new thing to us. I don’t know a store selling one in the city so we really place this into our itinerary. We arrived around 10:00 AM – just in time for Buko Batchoying.

Batchoying (verb) the act of eating Batchoy – of course I am making my own vocabulary. LOL!

Life is too short to eat boring food. #shareantique #bukobatchoy

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We’ll many lifestyle shows have already featured this dish and many have craved for this – including us. And. This. Is. It.

The Look.

Buko Batchoy
The Buko is the Bowl of the Batchoy itself.


Like Binakol, it is presented and served with the buko itself. The buko will serve as the bowl already. The moment you smell the aroma escaping from the cover,all you can do is to hurriedly grabbed a spoon and start eating this.
It looks like La Paz batchoy served at Iloilo except from buko strings you can see together with the pancit. It also got the best “subak” (ingredients) including baboy (pork), atay (liver) and crushed chicharon (pork rinds).

Antique Buko Batchoy
What’s inside the Buko Batchoy?


The Taste.

Cristina and Her Buko Batchoy
Cristina and Her Buko Batchoy


Delicious. Sumptuous. Mouthwatering. For someone like me who loves food more than anything else buko batchoy is great. Hahaha. Seriously, it tastes like batchoy too but this time its sweeter maybe because of the buko juiced mixed into the soup. But because I came from extreme vomiting due to my severe motion sickness, I felt reenergized when I finished eating. It gave me sudden energy for the next destinations.

Buko Batchoy troop in Antique
All smiles for Buko Batchoy experience

The Price.

You’ll be surprised that it cost too friendly that even you’ll eat it every day you can still afford it. Hahaha. It only cost P45.00 that’s only $1. (I don’t know how long will this price stay especially it is getting more famous). So grab one now. 😀

Other Affordable Menus
Other Affordable Menus

We paired Buko Batchoy up with pandesal that we bought from a bakery in Molo. For people like us who are very particular in the taste of Batchoy, and our standard is as high as Netong’s, we are very pleased to inform the world that yes – Buko Batchoy is a MUST TRY! After eating, we immediately found our way back to the van and get ready for our next stop – Tuno’s Bugtong Bato waterfalls.

Two thumbs up for the food itself and the accommodating service they got. FYI, the owner says they are opening up a branch in Miagao, Iloilo hopefully this March and that’s nearer the moment we craved to eat one.

***Update: June 28, 2016***

Here’s the updated menu of Dandanzoy’s Buko Batchoy.



Antique Buko Batchoying Full Album
Let’s go!


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6 thoughts on “Dandanzoy Buko Batchoy: Home of the Original Buko Batchoy

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