Batchoy is a noodle soup made with pork organs, crushed pork cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles. Its origins can be traced to the district of La Paz, Iloilo City in the Philippines, hence it is often referred to as La Paz Batchoy. But this is also available in Culasi Antique.
But did you know that Antique also has their own version of bachoy and served also in unique way. Sounds exciting, right? (Food lover this is really for you)
We went to Culasi, Antique and found this Paya-Pang Bachoyan. “Paya” means “Bao” and “Pang” is a term of endearment.
Now you want to know the reason behind the name of the place? Let me serve you, I mean show you what we ordered (drum rolls).
Yes! You can see a “BAO” or “PAYA”. They used “Bao” as a way of serving the their version of bachoy. Unique, right?
Paya-Payang serves Chicken and Beef Bachoy for a very affordable price of, 80PHP. With 2pcs pandesal and a lemon drink for each order of Bachoy. With that price, it is indeed worth it because you’ll be able to enjoy a big amount of Bachoy.
Its not just affordable but very delicious as well. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even merienda. One serving of this will really make you full and satisfied.
I am very happy that we discovered it in Antique.
The place is quite old but still cozy and you’ll really feel the “province vibe” while enjoying your food. What more can you ask for right?
So those who are planning to travel and visit Antique, apart from their beautiful beaches, mountains and waterfalls don’t forget to visit the town of Culasi and try their version of Bachoy! It is indeed worth the money and I’m sure you’ll love it.