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.

Bon Chon Chicken Opens in Lipa City

Bon Chon Chicken is at the second floor of SM City in Lipa.

The worldwide food chain Bon Chon Chicken, which was started in South Korea in 2002, opened its store in Lipa City last 11 February 2015. The store is located at the second floor of SM City Lipa right next to the mall’s food centre.

The Lipa store is the food chain’s second in Batangas and 84th in the entire Philippines. The other store opened last year at the SM mall in Batangas City, the capital of the province.