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.

High Quality Locally Grown Black Pepper from Ibaan, Batangas

Black pepper being sun-dried.
Black pepper being sun-dried.
Article contributed by Maika Zapanta.

Black pepper or piper nigrum is a flowering vine in the family piperaceae. It is a very common ingredient in our food. It is always paired with salt used as seasoning to have a tasteful meal for your loved ones. It has been known to have a strong aroma and taste of spice which is the reason black pepper (paminta in Tagalog) is called the King of Spices.

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.