Batchoy Tagalog Recipe


Batchoy Tagalog is a hot and unique dish that is best when seasoned with red hot chillies. Slurping the soup, when not done in the right way, one’s tongue will be burnt and that’s the thrill.

A recipe book about another version of this soup which I feel would give you an idea of its roots. The book is also about Batchoy (La Paz) which is a collection of stories of life. The tale of the La Paz batchoy is a happy memory. Some stories have lessons, some are sad, some make me smile again.

[easyazon_link identifier=”1456442562″ locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”bloggblogs-20″]Tale of the La Paz Batchoy: and a few stories of life[/easyazon_link]



  • 1/2 kilo lomo (pork loin), sliced to strips
  • 1 to 2 pcs. pork kidney, sliced to strips
  • 1 small packet misua noodles
  • 2 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
  • 2 large size sayote, sliced
  • 1/2 head garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. peppercorns crushed
  • 1 bundle dahon ng sili, chili leaves
  • 1/4 cup patis, fish sauce
  • 3 siling haba
  • cooking oil
  • salt


  1. In a casserole, heat oil then sauté garlic, onion and ginger.
  2. Add pork and kidney strips. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until brown.
  3. Add in 8-12 cups of water and peppercorns and fish sauce. Bring to boil.
  4. Add in sayote and simmer until just cooked and firm.
  5. Add in the misua noodles, siling haba, chili leaves and salt to taste. Simmer.
  6. Serve hot.

Here’s another book which I find to be awesome thus I greatly recommend: [easyazon_link identifier=”9715180043″ locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”bloggblogs-20″]There’s a Duwende In My Brother’s Soup! (May Duwende sa Sopas ng Kapatid Ko!)[/easyazon_link] is a well-told story that will hold your children’s interest. It is significant because of the difficult issue it tries to present, with a remarkable degree of success. This bilingual book in Filipino and English has super illustrations. It’s a funny, sweet story about a sisters view of her brother’s autism, and her attempt to understand his world. There’s a Duwende in My Brother’s Soup! is the first Filipino children’s story that helps develop a greater understanding, awareness, and acceptance of children with autism.

Through specialized teaching and appropriate supports from parents, teachers, and caregivers, many individuals with autism can learn to make sense of the world around them. Some of their behavior and difficulties related to autism may change or diminish over time. Eventually, they are able to function productively at home and in the community and lead nearly normal lives.

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