When I was a child, we are obligated to go to our Mother's province; that would be Iloilo just to be present in the family reunion which is the tradition. Whenever my cousin would tour me in Iloilo City. The first thing he would do is we will defintely eat at a restaurant named Ted's where they serve one of the best Ilonggo delicacies.
Best food and Good Food in Iloilo Philippines: Lapaz Batchoy
Lapaz Batchoy. Lapaz Batchoy is originated from Lapaz Iloilo. It is similar to a ramen from other countries but the difference is how it was prepared by the Ilonggos which they will not disclosed the recipe and the procedure. Also the taste of this delicacy is very different from other noodle soup from other country. The mix taste of salty, spicy, and the some crunchy part of a pork skin will definitely excite your tastebud and will return for more. In Iloilo there is a restaurant that offers Lapaz Batchoy on their menu; the restaurant is Teds. When I was in Iloilo we eat at Teds in SM City Iloilo City. The said restaurant has also other branches in Iloilo which you can visit. After a main dish how about a sweet dessert which also Ilonggos are also famous; one of their sweet dessert is my favorite Iloilo Butterscotch.
Best food and Good Food in Iloilo Philippines: Iloilo Butterscotch
Butterscotch. This Ilonggos original delicacies which you cannot find in other province here in the Philippines. When I was a kid the packaging of the Butterscotch is just a plain colored plastic wrap; thanks to technology, the packaging of Butterscotch is comparable to chocolate candies of US; like bite size Snicker chocolate candies and bite size Musketeers chocolate candies. The other that I have found out is that they come in different flavor; before there is only one flavor and I cannot identify what is it, but definitely a very good taste. Below is the list of new flavor and the images of Butterscotch.
Original Iloilo Butterscotch
Iloilo butterscotch: Mango Flavor
Iloilo butterscotch: Chocolate Bits
Iloilo butterscotch: Nuts Bits
Iloilo butterscotch: walnut bits
If you are planning to go to Iloilo maybe you can try to taste their delicacies which they perfected through decades which it has not faded and past to younger generations.