Iloilo Places to Eat
I think it is about time that I wrote about Iloilo. When my friends ask me on what are the things you can do in Iloilo; it makes me pause for a while and think… “ano nga ba?“. Iloilo is home to a lot of churches dating back in the Spanish colony era and what else? Lots of good food! So old churches and food trip; that would be my answer to that question. Thank you! Bow!
So let us talk about food. Iloilo is home to the famous Lapaz Batchoy so it would be a must-try when you visit. Also, seafood is very abundant here so if you love seafood, you shouldn’t miss them. Let’s have a list shall we…
goes well with pandesal; dip, slurp and gobble.
- Ted’s Old Timer Lapaz Batchoy – was synonymous to Lapaz batchoy until other competitors managed to catch up
- Deco’s Lapaz Batchoy –
Seafood / Manokan Combo
- Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood (post 2)- Famous for their native lechon manok; but I go here mainly for their boneless bangus
- Breakthrough (or Ponsyon) – sizzling crabmeat should be a must order. Try also the grilled red snapper (managat)
- Erning’s Manokan – Similar menu to the previous two.
- Stanley’s Talabahan
- Hotel del Rio – Usually our Saturday dinner place where we pig out on roast beef and crepes till they run out (sometimes)
- Promenade by Days Hotel – Buffet isn’t always available but when it is, go for their paluto and huge variety of desserts
if you are into fried chicken, steaks, burgers, pizza…
- Afrique’s – Go for their pizzas and steaks! Yum!
- Uncle Tom’s – used to be Grandma’s and as a boy, I would live a week eating only rice and an order of chicken skin. Not anymore! :D
- Cafe Laguna –
- Biscocho Haus – Biscocho, butter scotch, piyaya and many more
- JD Bakeshop – assorted bars and now with macarons!
- Bong Bong’s Piyaya – Originally from Bacolod. Get your fix of Piyaya and Barquillos.
- Rgies – Not your ordinary butterscotch. They have a lot of flavors such as with mango chips, chocooats and walnuts. (Facebook)
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- Mamagan – Chinese food. Owned by my Grandma. :)
- Moon Cafe – Mexican cuisine; originally from Cebu
- Pat Pat Kansi – Ilonggo version of Bulalo. Must try at least once. (Review of Manila Branch)
I’m going home to Iloilo next week so I’ll update this post more! Watch out for it! :D
Till next time,