Treat your taste buds to an explosion of flavors of Iloilo's best cuisine and visit some of the City's top attractions on this half-day tour. This tour is perfect for foodies who want to taste the authentic delicacies of Iloilo and do a bit of sightseeing in just half a day.
Your Iloilo City adventure starts when your tour transport picks you up within Iloilo City. You will then be taken to the La Paz Public Market, home of the famous Netong’s La Paz Batchoy. It's a humble restaurant but don't let appearances fool you as this place has a long history of whipping up the tastiest batchoy in town. Slurp on that bowl of piping hot rich broth made by hours of slow cooking marrow-rich bones. A filling bowl of authentic La Paz Batchoy includes fresh egg noodles called miki, pig innards, mixed with local ginamos or shrimp paste, and topped generously with fried garlic, crushed chicharon (pork cracklings), and egg.
Just a few steps away from Netong’s is the equally renowned Madge Café. This is where you will get your morning dose of freshly brewed coffee. They source their coffee beans from the northern parts of Guimaras, a nearby island province from Iloilo, so the quality is unlike any other.
After that, you'll make your way to try out the humongous steamed buns of Roberto’s Siopao. This siopao is the perfect pasalubong/souvenir for your loved ones, or for a heavier snack for yourself when in Iloilo. Unlike other siopaos, their version has additional ingredients to complement their rich asado and bola bola filling. They offer a variety of siopao from the regular pork adobo with egg to the King and Queen siopao which contains bacon, Chinese sausage, and chicken-pork adobo with egg.
Better leave more space in your stomach because your next destination is in the district of Molo. This is where you will taste the popular pancit molo at Kap Ising’s. Pancit molo is a local wonton soup dish made with pork and shrimp-filled wontons, a rich chicken broth, topped with fried garlic.
After digging into your pancit, you will then take a break from the restaurants and head to Casa Mariquit for some sightseeing. This age-old heritage house belongs to the Javellana and Lopez kin, two prominent families in the province. From there, you will stop by Jaro Church to appreciate its splendid structure before taking your lunch at either Breakthrough or Tatoy’s, depending on your choice. Both of these are the well-loved family restaurants of locals in Iloilo.
You will then be taken to Molo Church after finishing your lunch. Built in 1831, this church boasts of its Neo-Gothic colonial style, white-coral facade, and statues of female saints. The tour will end with a pasalubong or souvenir buying spree at the Original Biscocho Haus. You can’t leave Iloilo without bringing some of these toasted bread crackers with butter and sugar.
Fill your stomach with love from the culinary treasures of Iloilo and visit some top attractions with this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.