Batchoy on Rainy Days
It was raining, but we decided to go around the city to do some photo shoots. We were quite hungry and so we look around SM City, Bacolod for a place to dine. We were looking for something else ..we’ve been hanging out most of the time to cafes, pastry shops, and pizza houses but wanted to taste something different that day.We thought of going out of the Mall already when we pass by Decos and said why not try…
The first thing that made us smile was the cashier..she was courteous and nice…so we decided to ask permission to take her picture because we wanted to write something about the customer friendly staff we meet every day…of course, the manager was equally charming…
When our batchoy was served, we were surprised by the taste–we love it! Of course, there are other restos in Bacolod that serves also nice batchoy. but we love the total package of Decos.
Deco’s Crew: Ryan Beniabon and Michael dela Pena”
Batchoy is a common soup in the Philippines which originated from the province of Ilo-Ilo. This is better known as “La Paz Batchoy.” Batchoy is normally high in fats because most of the ingredients are pork meat,various pork organs, and egg noodles. To reduce the fat content, this recipe below only uses pork liver; however, you can still add pork kidney if you wish. Batchoy captures the classic taste of the Philippines.
There are many ways to prepare your batchoy. Here’s one you can try at home.
- 1/4-kilo pork liver cut in strips
- 1/4 kilo steamed pork meat cut in strips
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 150 g. egg noodles or pancit
- 1 pork cube
- 4-5 cups of water
- 1-2 tbsp. fish sauce
- a dash of pepper
- 1/4 cup onion leeks, chopped
- 1 raw egg
- 1/4 cup chicharon crushed
- calamansi or lemon juice
- fried garlic
Batchoy Cooking Instructions:
Heat cooking oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion until fragrant.
Add pork liver and pork meat; saute until light brown.
Pour in water and drop the pork cube. Season with soy sauce, and a dash of pepper. Bring to boil. Simmer cook over low heat for at least 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender.
When meat is tender, place in egg noodles and stir. Let noodles soak for a few minutes until cooked. Turn off heat.
Add your garnishing and serve.
Enjoy your food trip!
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