Synonymous to coffee shops in Manila, panciterias are available in every corner of Tuguegarao. And for a dirt price of Php 70, their famous Pancit Batil Patung will give you a full stomach that could last the whole day –at least for me.
Also known as Pancit Tuguegarao, the townsmen takes pride with their signature dish which consists of pancit miki, carrot strips, cabbage, minced carabao meat (water buffalo), embutido, chicharon, and chicken liver.
And then for the topping, they place an egg, making it the reason it was named as such: Batil means “beat the egg” and Patung means “placed on top”.
One order of the special pancit is good for 2-3 people. They serve the pancit with carabao soup on the side. And to make the experience more flavorful, the waitress suggested us to try adding in some vinegar. And it was a treat!
We had ours at Jomar’s panciteria but locals say the pancit can be tasted in just about every restaurant -big or small- in Tuguegarao.
So the next time you visit the place, make sure to taste Batil Patung and see for yourself.