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.

Making the Backyard Yield Food

There is life – and livelihood – after retirement. For Valeriano and Ester Hernandez, life as civil servants with agrarian reform is now a thing of the past. The couple now reap the fruits of their labour in government service and enjoy the quiet life at their homestead just ten minutes drive from the heart of Lipa City in Batangas.

Paksiw na Lechon

Paksiw na lechon ready to serve.

Are you just coming off from a fiesta or a large family occasion and have more leftover lechon than you know what to do with?  You can recycle the leftover into this classic Filipino dish that ensures that all the money you paid for the lechon will not be laid to waste.  Moreover, this dish is not only delicious but also remarkably easy to cook.