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.