Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Day 61: Batchoy 101

We start with the premise that all Batchoys taste good. So when you order you will get 3 choices with SPECIAL being the cheapest followed by SUPER SPECIAL and EXTRA SUPER, the most expensive. 

Don't you just love all the superlatives.

Do not assume that the more expensive, the better or the bigger it is. The different levels and prices are based on the inclusions.

Special- pork strips
Super Special- pork strips + liver
Extra Super- pork strips+ liver + intestines

If you don't like chewing internal organs, do not be ashamed to order the cheapest.

I normally eat batchoy in LA PAZ, incidentally this is where I live.  This is the district where Batchoy originated, so it goes without saying that this is where you can get the best bowl.

But today, I had to meet some friends at the mall so I ordered a bowl of Batchoy from TED'S OLD TIMER LA PAZ BATCHOY.

If you haven't tried Batchoy before, it is a soup dish with miki noodles, pork slices, and pork innards topped with crunchy chicharon. This is a snack or a meal in itself and is rarely eaten with rice.

The magic is in the broth.  It is the product of long hours of boiling the bones. As such, we are not crazy enough to make this at home.

Batchoy is best enjoyed with pan de sal or puto and.... SOFT DRINKS, preferably Coke, Pepsi or Mountain Dew.

Warning: This dish is high in sodium and cholesterol.

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