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.

Hermanas: A Bit of Zamboanga City in Batangas

The urban centers of the province of Batangas are fast becoming cosmopolitan so that the average citizen you encounter on the streets may not even have been born and raised in the province at all. That is the case with the proprietors of Hermanas, a newly opened restaurant in Lipa City.

Sisters Catherine, Pauline and Lily as well as brother Vicente are all members of the Casas family of Zamboanga City; but have relocated to Lipa and have become settled enough to start their own bistro.

Stir-Fried Mixed Veggies

Those among you who are mothers and are having a hard time getting your children to eat vegetables, give this quick meal a try! It is simple, tasty and can be done in, at most, 15 minutes – preparation included. The cooking itself takes no more than 5 or 6 minutes. This dish is good enough to be a vegetarian meal or can be served with a fish or meat viand. Its purely vegetarian base, naturally, means that this dish is also very healthy.

Shrimp in Coconut Milk

A quick but tasty meal.  This version has curry powder, which accounts for the yellow color of the coconut milk.

This recipe redefines the meaning of the word “quick” even in culinary terms. It is so simple to do even anyone who has not cooked before can do it. The most important thing about this dish, of course, is not only its simplicity and the quickness of its preparation. This is a healthy and tasty dish that is so typically Filipino.