Cagayan - The Delectable Pancit Batil Patung, Tuguegarao's Best!

When visiting Tuguegarao City, you must not miss their specialty dish and everyone's favorite, Pancit Batil Patung. You know that you're in Tuguegarao City because there's a panciteria in almost every corner offering their versions of this famous Cagayan delicacy. It is perhaps the city in the Philippines with the most number of panciterias.

Batil means mix and patung means topping. Its basic ingredients include sauteed carabao beef, pork liver, egg, bean sprouts, sliced leeks, carrots, crushed pork-rind cracklings (chicharon), lots of onions and freshly-made flattened noodles (miki) with seasonings of soy sauce (toyo) and fish sauce (patis). The distinct ingredient of it is the egg placed on top and cooked by the heat of the pancit. Yummy!

It comes with a cup of kaldo or soup which is meant to be poured over the pancit or simply sipped while munching on it. Pancit Batil Patung will not be complete without the tasty soup. You can also add chopped red onions, calamansi and chili peppers to sooth your taste.

Upon arriving at Tuguegarao city from my spelunking experience in Callao Cave, I went to Jomar's Panciteria and ordered their super special pancit (PHP 70). I was surpised that it is huge enough for an appetite of two people. Woohoo! I slowly savored the freshly cooked pancit while observing the many people coming in and out of the panciteria. With its big serving, it took me a hard time to finish it. Hahaha! It's definitely very affordable and very filling.

So if you visit Tuguegarao City, don’t miss the Pancit Batil Patung. It’s one of the best pancit I've ever tasted! Mangan Tayun! (Let's Eat!)

Jomar's Panciteria
Diosdado Macapagal Ave.,
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

To get there, just take a tricycle and ask the driver to bring you to Jomar's Panciteria. Fare is about 15 pesos and travel time is around 10 minutes from the city center.

This is part of my solo northern luzon adventure in Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca in Cagayan and in Tumauini and Cabagan in Isabela province that happened last November 5-7, 2011. Cagayan and Isabela are the 44th and 45th provinces on my list and this adventure is my 13th solo trip. Join me as I crossed a river and a bridge, explored a cave, visited churches, experienced local delicacies and walked through the streets of Tuguegarao City.

Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca

Tumauini and Cabagan

Maps By: Wikipedia

Search a Destination:

  Check Hotel Rates, Discounts and Availability

Thank You For Sharing!

SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter

Leave a Comment via Facebook


Batang Lakwatsero said...

parang ang sarap nmn ng pancit na yan. natakam ako bigla. nacu-curious ako sa lasa ng cara-beef, gusto ko matikman.

Journeys and Travels said...

i would love to try this one Mervz. di pa ako nakakakain ng cara-beef hehehe

Pinoy Adventurista said...

masarap cya talaga... one of the best I've tasted! thanks Ivan! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

you have to try it Doc Wendz! masarap cya! :)

backPackingSheet said...

Kakagutom. Don't they have seafood version of this?

Ichan said...

Ansarap tignan! Yan ang pansit siksik sa sahog!

Edmaration etc said...

Actually next destination ko 'tong Cagayan Valley at gusto ko rin mag food-trip here, Btw, have you tried pancit Cabagan?

Pinoy Adventurista said...

i'm not sure po... i think yung Cara beef ang isa sa mga main ingredients... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

oh yes! ang daming sahog talaga... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

this region really has a lot to offer too! yup, may post din ako about Pancit Cabagan... :)

Poi said...

I'm from Cagayan Valley and I'm happy that you enjoyed the food here! Next time you come back here, I'll be glad to talk to you in a table of pancit cabagan and batil-patong. I'm a fan of your blog.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

Wow naman... Salamat po.. See you soon! :)

Manong Unyol said...


Pinoy Adventurista said...

yung origin nya... batil patung is from cagayan, while cabagan is from isabela.. magkaiba din ang noodles na ginagamit and yung cabagan is mas ma-sauce at mas maalat compared to pancit batil patung... here's my post on pancit cabagan...


June said...

Nagutom ako bigla.

Post a Comment

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.