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.

Organic Farming in Lipa

Eduardo Samaniego is a licensed Mechanical Engineer who once worked for San Miguel Corporation. Then one day, he decided that while a promising career in a top corporation had its perks, what he needed more was to get outdoors.

So he left San Miguel and became a gentleman farmer.

SM My Recipe Cookfest Held in Lipa

The Lipa City leg of SM’s My Cuisine cooking competition was held last July 6, 2012 at the SM City mall. The Lipa leg featured separate competitions in cooking favorite Batangas dishes bulalo (a Filipino style beef stew) as the main entrée and pinindot (a snack made of glutinous rice balls and pearl tapioca cooked in coconut milk) as the dessert.

Previous legs were held in SM malls in Rosales, Pangasinan; Antipolo, Taytay and Marikina in Rizal; and Calamba in Laguna.

Batangueño in American Culinary Arts Dream

The driving force of the Filipino Diaspora is and has always been the search for opportunities seemingly not within reach in the motherland. For young John Carandang, things were no different. A native of Cuenca in Batangas, John left the home country as a thirteen-year old back in 2005 to live with his parents Wilfredo and Norlita in San Francisco in the United States.

He was a prodigious high school football player, seemingly destined to become one of his school’s star players. Family, however, has always come first to the Filipino; and when the call came for John to migrate, there was no recourse but to go.