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.

Mac… Odie’s Chicken House in Batangas City

Those who are fond of chicken and live in or close to Batangas City may wish to try Mac… Odie’s Chicken House along A. delas Alas Drive close to the coliseum in the province’s capital city.

Known in the neighborhood as the ‘isawan,’ this food joint offers just about anything that once had wings and feathers – as the joint’s name implies. One can order whole or half lechon manok served with rice and soup or iced tea.

Taal Longganisa: Among Batangas’ Best Kept Secrets

What I would do to satisfy a craving for food! Like take a 50-minute trip one way to the historic municipality of Taal for its famed longganisa and tapa, quickly pay the vendor and be back on the road for the return trip to hopefully have enough time to cook the longganisa for lunch.