There are plenty of cuisine that originates from Iloilo. Molo soup is said to be from Molo District, Iloilo City. For pasalubong, Biscocho Haus is the top choice. There are other chows that you should try when you’re in the province.
Netongs’ Original Special Batchoy
Iloilo is famous for La Paz Batchoy, it is a soup dish made of noodles with egg and pork innards topped with toasted garlic, spring onions and pork crackle. There are 3 well-known diners for batchoy, Ted’s Old Timer and Deco’s La Paz Batchoy that has several branches in Iloilo and Netongs’ Original Special Batchoy with its only branch located inside La Paz Public Market in Iloilo City. I was able to taste La Paz Batchoy of Ted’s and Netong’s and for me, Netong’s is tastier and more authentic than Ted’s.
Tinu-Om is a soup dish made of native chicken wrapped in banana leaves, the taste is similar to tinola. Got to taste this dish by chance when we went outside the Iloilo Airport to have our early dinner while waiting for our flight. Jeara’s Tinu-Om is located in the municipality of Cabatuan just outside the airport.
Bull Jack’s Talabahan
Iloilo has a number of coastal areas and so marine food supply is abundant We are fortunate that the driver of the van that we rented brought us at Bull Jack’s Talabahan on our way to Capiz province. Located in the coastal road of Jaro District in Iloilo City. This quaint eatery sells fresh shrimp, fish and of course oyster for a very low price and you get to choose how would you like your order to be cooked, similar way of “Paluto” style here in Manila.
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental)