Batangas is known for its pristine beach resorts, breathtaking hiking trails, and beautiful heritage sites. The province welcomes thousands of tourists every year during the weekends and holiday seasons. Batangas’ proximity to Metro Manila is perfect for city inhabitants who want to find peace and rest from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Of course, a weekend getaway at Batangas won’t be complete without food tripping. Enjoy local Batangas delicacies and fusion dishes at these five dining spots.
Café de Lipa Origins
Kapeng barako is an iconic coffee brew in Batangas. Coffee lovers may enjoy the dark, strong brew at Café de Lipa Origins in Lipa City. Barako Joe is the coffee shop’s signature coffee drink, but you may still order other hot and iced drinks. Try their Mood Coffee selection, where you can taste various “moods” of different barako blends. If you aren’t fond of coffee or tea, have a taste of Café de Lipa’s tableya or hot chocolate drink. You may also bring home coffee grounds so you can enjoy drinking authentic kapeng barako at home.
The aesthetics of Café de Lipa Origins might also add new flavor to your social media feed. The modern rustic vibes may also inspire you to remodel a future Pag-IBIG foreclosed home you might want to buy as your retirement home.
Kainan sa Dalampasigan
Eating by the seaside is, perhaps, one of the most relaxing activities you can do on Batangas’ beaches. You can also do that indoors while enjoying the dishes at the Kainan sa Dalampasigan in Nasugbu. With its name meaning “eatery by the seaside,” the restaurant offers delicious and affordable local Batangueño flavors.
Some of Kainan sa Dalampasigan’s must-try dishes are binalot chicken and pork adobo, kare-kare, dinaing na bangus, grilled pork belly, leche flan, halo-halo, and a wide array of seafood dishes.
A food trip in Batangas won’t be complete without lomi, an egg noodle dish swimming in thick savory soup and topped with various meats and veggies. Located in Lipa, head to Lomi King to get a sizeable serving of the delicious noodle dish. You can also rest assured that your lomi order will be abundant in toppings and have balanced flavors and textures.
Don Juan Boodle House
Make your dining experience with loved ones more fun and memorable by enjoying a boodle fight feast at Don Juan Boodle House. This eatery serves boodle-style meals consisting of java rice, grilled pork, chicken barbecue, grilled seafood, raw and pickled vegetables, and sliced fruits. The food is served on a clean long banana leaf and can feed between four to six people.
Jorjhane’s House of Special Bulalo
Bulalo is the trademark heart-warming beef broth dish of Batangas. Head over to Batangas City and grab lunch or dinner at Jorjhane’s House of Special Bulalo. This eatery is a local favorite due to its comforting ambiance and its delicious food. Eating at Jorjhane’s might just remind you of your grandmother’s cooking, or inspire you to return to Batangas City and savor a wide array of local delicacies. Jorjhane’s must-try dishes include classic bulalo, Batangas goto (porridge with cow’s entrails), beef marrow soup, sizzling sisig, and fish dishes with Lapu-lapu, tanigue, and samsara.
A trip to Batangas usually comprises a stay at the beach while having hearty and flavorful meals. Visit these five dining spots and treat your taste buds to unique flavors while enjoying Batangueño hospitality.