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.

Taza Mia: the Filipino Coffee Shop and Much More

The Taza Mia store at the northeastern corner of Plaza Mabini in Batangas City.
Food Batangas was recently invited by Ronie Dimaculangan to visit the elegant Taza Mia store at the northeastern end of Plaza Mabini in downtown Batangas City. Dimaculangan is Operations Manager of three Taza Mia franchise stores owned by Qatarex corporation, a company owned by overseas Filipinos. The other two stores are at SM City – Batangas City and at the Kasa Luntian in Tagaytay City.