Buro or Pickles

Batangas has not forgotten the art of making buro or pickles, and many markets still sell these in large containers.

Batangas lomi

Batangas lomi, invented in Lipa City, is notable for the absence of vegetables and its thick delicious broth.


Buchi-buchi, a traditional Filipino snack, is still sold in many markets around Batangas.


Those of younger generations will probably say banana cue, but there are those in Batangas who still refer thos favorite as sundot-saging.


Called bilo-bilo or paridusdos elsewhere, Batangas' pinindot is frequently just plain rice balls sometimes with bits of sweet potato or nangka.

Alitagtag Mother who Supplies Veggies to CALABARZON Supermarkets

BCA owner Joy Tenorio-Villanueva with Dyna Dimaculangan-Aguda and visiting high school classmate Roland Samaniego.
Food Batangas was fortunate enough to have been allowed to observe the packing operations of BCA, a food redistribution company based in the Municipality of Alitagtag in Batangas. The company is owned by Jocelyn Tenorio-Villanueva with her husband Anthony and supplies fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to malls and standalone supermarkets in the CALABARZON region.

The Homey Comforts of Seafood in the Bucket in Lipa City

Seafood Bucket is right along the highway in front of Fernando Air Base in Lipa City.

Food Batangas caught up with Jonas de Villa, a.k.a Chef Jonas, at his newly-opened homey restaurant called Seafood in the Bucket in barangay Sico, Lipa City. Homey is as appropriate a description of Seafood Bucket as one can get, as indeed Chef Jonas rents what used to be a family home along the national highway right in front of Fernando Air Base.

It was inside the base that Chef Jonas grew up as part of an Air Force family. Rather than build a career for himself in military service as many Air Force children do, Chef Jonas opted for an alternate career route and worked for many years as an OFW of the culinary industry in the Middle East.

Patty Batangas: Not Just Your Average Garage Diner in Batangas City

The outstanding Combi Burger.

There is a new craze in Batangas City. Garage diners have sprouted all over the city in an innovative and exciting business model for young and vibrant culinary entrepreneurs. Patty Batangas is one of these, tucked away as it is in a narrow alley that has nonetheless failed to prevent eager customers from arriving one after the other.

Pancake House Comes to Lipa City

Pancake House became the latest of the upscale fast food chains to come and set up shop in Lipa City when it officially opened to the public on 31 October 2014. Its sister companies Max’s Restaurant and Yellow Cab preceded Pancake House’s arrival.

The restaurant in Lipa is the company’s 106th according to Chief Operating Officer Bernadette Lee, speaking to Food Batangas on the eve of the opening to the public. Although the company allows franchising, the Lipa restaurant will be operated by the company itself.