For the first time ever, batchoy will be the ‘star of the show’ as Iloilo City showcases the Ilonggo heritage dish in the first Batchoy Festival on January 23-26, 2020 at SM City Iloilo.
Popular batchoy brands in Iloilo are expected to headline the food festival, which is organized in collaboration with Iloilo City Government, Department of Tourism (DOT), and office of City Councilor Jay Treñas. Of course, batchoy will be the ‘star of the show’.
Often referred to as ‘La Paz Batchoy’ in a nod to its origin in the district of La Paz, the popular Ilonggo dish is a noodle soup made with pork offal, pork cracklings, garlic, spring onions, egg, and miki (egg) noodles.
Troy Camarista, PR Manager of SM City Iloilo, said that they want to highlight batchoy in a food festival because the city is known for this delicious dish.
The mall management has also invited local and Manila bands to entertain guests who will grace the event. (via Radyo Pilipinas Iloilo)