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Friday, December 7, 2012

Ted's Old Timer La Paz Batchoy



We arrived early morning in Iloilo and we were starving. So before we headed out for our countryside tour, we went to La Paz Market. Two popular batchoy restaurants in Iloilo are Ted's and Deco's. There are lots of branches of the said restos near Ong Bun but it was too early that the ones in La Paz Market are already open.

La Paz Batchoy is a noodle soup with pancit miki, pork innards, pork liver, pork slices on hot broth topped with fried garlic and chicharon. Though the inventor of this dish is still a mystery, we can only be sure that this dish originated in La Paz, Iloilo City.

Ted's in La Paz Market is a no-frills eatery with monobloc chairs and electric fans for ventilation. The resto was founded by Ted Lepura in 1945 at the La Paz Market. Ted's Old Timer La Paz Batchoy now has branches around the country, including Metro Manila.


They now have other variations from the original version like miswa, sotanghon and bihon, but we tried the miki. Some of my friends and I had Special Meke (Php 60) while a friend had Extra Super Meke (Php 68).

Special Meke

Extra Super Meke

Extra Super Meke has pork innards, pork liver and pork slices while Special has pork slices. Yeah, I'm boring. Batchoy is best partnered with Puto (Php 15 for 3 pieces).

Puto

The puto is a simple rice, sugar and milk that balances the flavor from the batchoy.

You can always ask for extra fried garlic and chicharon for your batchoy. :)

extra fried garlic and chicharon

When we went back to Manila, I had a sudden craving for La Paz Batchoy that I was ready to buy the first batchoy I could see. And I found a Ted's Old Timer La Paz Batchoy at the SM Megamall Foodcourt! I swear I almost cried. I had the same Special Meke for Php 86, and it's as good as the one I had in Iloilo.

Ted's also have lots of branches around the metro and Deco only has the Alphagate location here in Manila. I couldn't compare both yet since I haven't tried Deco's, but I'll definitely try it too.

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Ted's Old Timer La Paz Batchoy
La Paz Market
Iloilo City

26 comments:

  1. I used to have a neighbor who makes puto out of bigas! sarap talagaaaa! yay! :)

    lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooohhh... I'm suddenly craving for Batchoy too! Between Ramen and Batchoy, I think I still favor batchoy.

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    1. I love both but batchoy has a special spot here. :)

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  3. I love Ted's Pancit Miki, just the thought of it makes me hungry. :) I actually miss eating at Ted's since laging puno ng customers yung branch na malapit samin, so we tend to eat sa ibang restaurants or food chains nalang. :P

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  4. I saw a branch in Ali Mall, pero di aq nacurius kng msarap, :)

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  5. Yum, looks great! I'm now craving!

    xx Saira
    http://prettysplendid.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've never had La Paz Batchoy. :( Argh!

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    1. Hope you'll have one when you get back here. :)

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  7. yum! :D hope to try this soon..

    http://lafangadventures.blogspot.com

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  8. Authentic batchoy, wow! Have not eaten one for some time now. And look at those chicharon -- that's the best part! :)

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    1. Hope you'll eat batchoy soon. There are lots of branches of Ted's around the metro. :)

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  9. I think I'd rather have the Special Meke than the Extra Super Meke, too! I don't like pork liver, hehe. :)

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    1. Comrade! :) Nice meeting you yesterday, Guia! :)

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  10. OMG! That looks super delicious! I miss having batchoy with all the chicharon toppings :D YUM!

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  11. i totally miss eating pinoy batchoy!! instead I go to some taiwanese or chinese resaurants that serves kinda the same menu. wla pring tatalo sa batchoy and puto haha xx

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    1. Maybe you can create your own batchoy there? :)

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  12. So yummy naman nito kakamiss.. perfect ito sa malamig na weather dito.

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