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

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

Sundot-Saging

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

Pinindot

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

Taza Mia: the Filipino Coffee Shop and Much More

The Taza Mia store at the northeastern corner of Plaza Mabini in Batangas City.
Food Batangas was recently invited by Ronie Dimaculangan to visit the elegant Taza Mia store at the northeastern end of Plaza Mabini in downtown Batangas City. Dimaculangan is Operations Manager of three Taza Mia franchise stores owned by Qatarex corporation, a company owned by overseas Filipinos. The other two stores are at SM City – Batangas City and at the Kasa Luntian in Tagaytay City.

Mamoi’s Barbecue: A Young Entrepreneur’s Venture


Young Jenica Moira Dimaunahan of Lipa City went the path of many university graduates like her and joined up with a local BPO industry as a startup job. It was a sensible first step to financial independence.

Anchor Point, a Seaman’s Story Told through Its Cuisine



Anchor Point, a delightful little restaurant in Mataas-na-Kahoy, is the story of a seaman’s life told through the diverse international cuisine that it serves with a passion to its customers. That seaman is Rogelio Templo, Jr., a DLSL BSHRM graduate who owns Anchor Point with his wife. His story was narrated to Food Batangas by Memen Magdaluyo, one of the restaurant’s operations partners.

Successful First Honey Fair Held in Lipa City

The different honey and honey by products offered by the Lipa Beekeepers Marketing Cooperative

An estimated 6,000 guests visited the 1st Honey Fair held at The Events Center of SM City Lipa last February 17-22. Participating in the unique fair were the Lipa Beekeepers Marketing Cooperative, Mira’s Honeyed Turmeric, Dielle’s Apiary and Meadery, Charlene’s Cakes, Cookies and Pastries, Flora’s Garden, The Bee Hive Farm and Kitchen and SM Supermarket.

International Appeal and Flavors from Local Entrepreneurs at SM City Lipa

These sumptuous looking takoyaki balls are sure to surpass the taste expectations of those who will get to try it. Add a little more of the shredded dried meat called bonito, these meal is sure to give the authentic Japanese taste for only 65 pesos. 

An emerging term “glocal” has been getting a lot of attention these days. It is a fusion of the words “global” and “local,” and is generally understood to mean a local product with an international appeal. Local entrepreneurs such as the owners of JingZai Takoyaki, Sushi Teriyaki and Evolution Coffee Roasters thought of ways to go glocal as their business models.

Allegra’s Kitchen Now Open at SM City Batangas

Ribbon-cutting during the opening ceremonies for Allegra's Kitchen at SM City-Batangas City.

Readers who are based in or who live close to Batangas City and are looking for a new and different dining experience may wish to make the drive to SM City and try Allegra’s Kitchen. The restaurant offers western cuisine. The SM City-Batangas City branch is the Allegra’s Kitchen’s fourth.

New Restaurants Open this December at SM City Lipa

Japanese Pepper Lunch Steak is an amazing dish with sizzling tender sukiyaki beef, pepper, rice and a delicious amakuchi and karakuchi sauces that can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

Three more restaurants were due to open this December at SM City Lipa, the mall’s administration announced recently by way of a press release. These restaurants provide mall visitors more dining options, particularly during the Christmas season when the mall like others in the country are abuzz with customers. Here are the new restaurants at SM City Lipa: