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.

Allegra’s Kitchen Now Open at SM City Batangas

Ribbon-cutting during the opening ceremonies for Allegra's Kitchen at SM City-Batangas City.

Readers who are based in or who live close to Batangas City and are looking for a new and different dining experience may wish to make the drive to SM City and try Allegra’s Kitchen. The restaurant offers western cuisine. The SM City-Batangas City branch is the Allegra’s Kitchen’s fourth.