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.

Pancake House Comes to Lipa City

Pancake House became the latest of the upscale fast food chains to come and set up shop in Lipa City when it officially opened to the public on 31 October 2014. Its sister companies Max’s Restaurant and Yellow Cab preceded Pancake House’s arrival.

The restaurant in Lipa is the company’s 106th according to Chief Operating Officer Bernadette Lee, speaking to Food Batangas on the eve of the opening to the public. Although the company allows franchising, the Lipa restaurant will be operated by the company itself.