Fill your day with food and memories with this half-day gastronomic tour of Iloilo City’s best dishes. If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get to know a place through its food, then this tour is the perfect choice for you.
You can choose to take the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on your schedule. After your guide picks you up in Iloilo City, you will head to the La Paz Public Market, where Netong’s Batchoy is located. Here, you will get to try the original La Paz Batchoy. This noodle soup is made of pork meat and innards, Miki noodles, crushed pork cracklings, and toasted garlic. Every sip of the hot, oily soup brings warmth and comfort to every traveler.
A quick walk around the market will take you to the Madge Café, locally known for its freshly brewed coffee. This family-owned coffee shop is a popular breakfast place in Iloilo, thanks to its affordable meals and locally sourced coffee. From the shop, you will be traveling either to Deocampo’s Bakery to witness how the crunchy wafer rolls, called Barquillos, are made; or to Roberto’s, to grab a bite of the famous King Siopao.
Next, you will try out Kap Ising’s Pancit Molo, a local wonton soup made with pork and shrimp dumplings, chicken broth, and topped with fried garlic. You will then stop over at Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church for quick sightseeing before heading off to lunch. You can choose to dine at either Tatoy’s or Breakthrough, that both serve exceptionally sumptuous meals.
From your choice of restaurant, you will head next to the Molo Mansion for some dessert. Here, you can try the Blue Ternate Ice Cream made with fresh coconut, dragon fruit, and a flower called Blue Ternate. You can stroll around the Molo Church, as well, while enjoying your ice cream.
Before the tour ends, you will be dropping by the Original Biscocho Haus, a favorite pasalubong house in Iloilo, where you can buy souvenirs and Ilonggo delicacies. After all, you can’t leave Iloilo without its famous pastries, like the classic Butterscotch.
Satisfy your hunger with the culinary treasures of Iloilo with this Food Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.